Upper West Side 

Cool Listings, Top Stories, Upper West Side 

Photos courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens unless otherwise noted

You can live in the real-life Upper West Side condo building that stars as the fictional Arconia in Hulu’s mystery-comedy series Only Murders in the Building. Starring Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez, the show was filmed at The Belnord, a grand pre-war residence located at 225 West 86th Street. A renovated three-bedroom at the building just hit the market for $4,495,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Photo courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens.

Who hasn’t dreamed of living on the Upper West Side in a stately row house with room for the whole family and lots of outdoor space? On the market for $7.5 million, this classic home on a park block at 18 West 95th Street embodies the fantasy of townhouse living–complete with carefully considered custom interiors designed with European flair by Resolution: 4 Architecture, a design firm known for its modern homes. In addition to an owners’ triplex, the home offers three studio apartments for extra income or guest/office space. Central Park lies just at the end of the block.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

All photos: Rich Caplan

While this Upper West Side co-op is just a few blocks from Central Park, the apartment at 136 West 70th Street comes with its own slice of green space. Asking $1,895,000, the two-bedroom home takes up three floors of a pre-war brownstone, with even more space found in the spacious landscaped backyard. The sunny south-facing garden measures 700 square feet and features lots of plantings and plenty of space to entertain.

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Events, Restaurants, South Street Seaport, Upper West Side 

Taste of the Upper West Side in 2019. Photo via Taste of the Upper West Side.

This weekend, Taste of the Upper West Side returns, with more than 80 chefs, restaurants, and culinary personalities celebrating the neighborhood and offering up unlimited food, wine, beer, and spirits. And later this month, Taste of the Seaport will take place at Piers 16 and 17, where over 30 Lower Manhattan restaurants will participate, along with live music and art and a special kids’ zone.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos by Tim Waltman for Sotheby’s International Realty

Though this is currently the most expensive townhouse for sale on the Upper West Side, it actually got a price chop since it was listed one year ago for $35 million. Now asking $27.5 million, the six-bedroom home at 32 West 76th Street is huge, with 11,300 interior square feet (there are 21 rooms!) and an additional 2,600 square feet of outdoor space spread across two terraces, a backyard, and a full roof deck with an outdoor kitchen and views of the San Remo. In the basement, there’s a double-height basketball court, a temperature-controlled wine storage room, and a fitness center.

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affordable housing, Cool Listings, housing lotteries, Upper West Side 

Photo by Peter Burka on Flickr

Eight income-restricted condos on the Upper West Side are available for purchase for under $315,000 as part of two housing lotteries that launched last week. Located at 107 West 105th Street and 981 Amsterdam Avenue, the apartments are Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) co-ops, which means they are priced below market rate and designated for New Yorkers with certain household incomes. Qualifying New Yorkers earning 110 percent of the area median income, or between $88,500 and $141,790 annually, can apply for the available two-bedroom apartments.

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Celebrities, Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of Douglas Elliman

The long-time Upper West Side home of the late comedy duo Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara has hit the market for the first time in more than 50 years, the New York Times first reported. The expanded co-op at 118 Riverside Drive is where they raised their children, actors Amy Stiller and Ben Stiller, as well as “wrote and collaborated on material and entertained a host of celebrities,” according to the Times. Stiller and Meara moved from Washington Heights into unit 5A in 1965 when the building was a rental (they paid $220/month) and purchased it when the building went co-op a few years later. In the early ’80s, they also bought unit 5B and combined them into the five-bedroom home that is now listed for $5 million.

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Events, Upper West Side 

Goatham, goats, Riverside Park

Goatham 2019. Photo © 6sqft

Next week, 24 weed-eating goats will return to Riverside Park. On Wednesday, July 14, the animals will arrive for the Riverside Park Conservancy’s second-ever “Running of the Goats,” where the public can see them run from their truck to a weed-filled hill at 120th Street. Five of the goats will then remain for the duration of the summer and campaign to be the G.O.A.T., for which the public can vote-the-GOAT using a “new and heretofore untested ranked-choice voting system.”

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

View along West 76th Street looking northeast. Rendering by Alden Studios for Robert A.M. Stern Architects, courtesy of the New-York Historical Society and NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission.

The New-York Historical Society, the oldest museum in the city, recently unveiled to the Landmarks Preservation Commission plans to expand by more than 70,000 square feet with a five-story extension at the rear of its Upper West Side lot. The $140 million expansion will be designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern and include additional classrooms and gallery space, as well as a permanent home for the American L.G.B.T.Q.+ Museum, the city’s first museum dedicated to L.G.B.T.Q. history and culture, as the New York Times first reported.

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Landmarks Preservation Commission, Museums, Upper West Side 

Renderings courtesy of NYC Parks/ AMNH

The New York City Public Design Commission on Monday approved plans to remove and relocate the Theodore Roosevelt statue from the steps of the American Museum of Natural History, about a year after officials called for the controversial sculpture to be taken down. The city’s Parks Department and AMNH presented their proposal last week to the Landmarks Preservation Commission, but the agency was unable to reach a decision. On Monday, The PDC voted unanimously to remove and relocate the statue to a relevant cultural institution.

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