Upper West Side 

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

The Dorilton, 171 West 71st Street, upper west side,

Images courtesy of Douglas Elliman.

The gated side street entrance at the 12-story pre-war Dorilton at 171 West 71st Street on the Upper West Side is considered to be among the grandest in New York. The building, an official city landmark since the 1970s, has undergone a careful restoration that has brought its intricate façade and rich interior spaces back to their original Edwardian splendor; intricate wood molding, wainscoting and marble mantles can still be found in many apartments. This classic style gets an upgrade with modern good looks and comfort in this gracious two (with potential for more) bedroom unit. Starting with the fireplace and stained glass bay windows in the entrance foyer, the apartment radiates elegance and charm. Add a large landscaped terrace, and its $1.925 million ask seems like quite a bargain.

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Major Developments, Rentals, Upper West Side 

waterline square, upper west side

Rendering courtesy of Noe & Associates with The Boundary

Update 10/10/19: More details about Waterline Square rentals were released on Tuesday, following the official lease launch last month. At the three-tower Upper West Side development, studios start at $3,938/month, one-bedrooms at $5,425/month, two-bedrooms at $8,625/month, three-bedrooms at $9,933/month, and four-bedrooms at $15,000/month. These prices include concessions for three months of free rent on a 12-month lease. Currently, the priciest unit available to rent is a $19,208/month four-bedroom at One Waterline Square, which measures just over 2,200 square feet.

After topping out nearly two years ago, the trio of glassy high-rise towers known as Waterline Square on Monday kicked off leasing for its rental units. GID Development tapped three major architects, Richard Meier, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), and Rafael Viñoly, to design the Upper West Side buildings, which include roughly 260 condos, 800 rental units, and 100,000 square feet of amenities. Rentals, ranging from studios to four-bedroom apartments, start at $4,130 per month, without concessions. Hill West Architects serve as the project’s architect of record.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

22 West 76th Street, Central Park West Upper West Side, cool listings, co-ops

Even if this one-bedroom co-op at 22 West 76th Street were just another pre-war loft-like home, its location on one of the Upper West Side‘s prettiest blocks just seconds from Central Park would make it a find at $599,000. The fact that it sits within an elegant historic limestone townhouse with a gracefully curving front makes it even more unique.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

345 west 70th Street, upper west side, co-ops, cool listings

With a rustic look, a fresh renovation and pre-war bones, this bright, sunny two-bedroom co-op at 345 West 70th Street on the Upper West Side has the best of all apartment worlds. The move-in-ready space, asking $1.35 million has “smart house” comforts with open southern views. Sweet-spot design details include loft-like 10-foot beamed ceilings, wide plank pale grey hardwood floors, exposed brick, and lots or storage.

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Transportation, Upper West Side , Urban Design

Photo by 6sqft

It’s been 10 years since Times Square went car-free along Broadway, with pedestrian plazas at Herald Square, Madison Square, Union Square North, Grand Army Plaza, and many more soon following. And now, a local Upper West Side group hopes the city will agree to do the same for the northbound stretch of Broadway from 73rd to 79th streets. As Streetsblog reported, last weekend, Streetopia Upper West Side hosted an event, “Celebrate Broadway,” where they closed this portion of the road and filled it with tables and hosted performances in hopes that the enthusiasm will lead to a permanent closure of traffic.

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Construction Update, Upper West Side 

Rendering of 200 Amsterdam courtesy of Binyan Studios

Update 9/20/19: NYC Parks reopened P.S. 199’s playground on Friday after determining the area was no longer at risk. SJP Properties, the developer of 200 Amsterdam Avenue, said in a statement: “We are pleased that the school park has been reopened following review by the school and Parks Department, which deemed the area safe.”

Wet concrete fell 55 stories from an under-construction Upper West Side tower on Wednesday, hitting a school playground below. The Department of Buildings issued the condo project at 200 Amsterdam Avenue a partial stop work order to prevent work above 40 stories on that side. A parent told West Side Rag that his son and his friends were hit by the falling concrete while playing at P.S. 199’s playground during recess, but no injuries have been officially reported to the DOB.

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condos, lincoln square, New Developments, Policy, Upper West Side 

Rendering of 50 West 66th Street courtesy of Binyan Studios/Snøhetta

Extell’s Snøhetta-designed Upper West Side tower at 50 West 66th Street has cleared one set of legal challenges but the building’s contested use of mechanical spaces remains an issue. As Crain’s reported on Tuesday, the city’s Board of Standards and Appeals voted down challenges to the building’s split zoning lots—upholding the Department of Buildings permits for the project—but voted to further scrutinize the tower’s use of mechanical floor spaces by initiating a review of whether Extell is “appropriately occupying” those spaces.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Gorgeously grand 11-room residence at the Dakota asks $11M

By Alexandra Alexa, Tue, September 17, 2019

Listing images courtesy of Douglas Elliman

A new listing has just come on the market at NYC’s iconic Central Park West cooperative The Dakota, and it’s just as grand as you’d expect. The 11-room residence—now on the market for $11 million—sprawls out across 4,500 square-feet and features 12-foot ceilings, restored original details, and some contemporary flourishes by designer Peter Marino, including ash black wood floors and handpainted walls.

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Central Park South, Upper West Side 

1 Central Park West, Columbus Circle, Donald Trump, Trump International Hotel & Tower, Trump Organization

Photo by Loozrboy on Flickr

The condo board of the glass tower at One Central Park West on Tuesday voted unanimously to retain the Trump name on the signage at the front of the building, the New York Post reports. However, the word “tower” will be removed from the marquee over the front entrance, to be replaced with the building’s address. As 6sqft previously reported, as part of a larger renovation of the Trump International Hotel and Tower in Columbus Circle, the Trump Organization was reconsidering its heavily-branded signage, and some building owners say Trump’s polarizing presidency is depreciating the value of their investments.

A compromise of sorts

Historic Homes, Upper West Side 

James Baldwin Residence, James Baldwin Upper West Side, 137 West 71st Street

Photos: (l) Tax photo of 137 West 71st Street, 1964 (a year before James Baldwin bought the building). Courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives; (r) 137 West 71st Street, on the Upper West Side, 2016. Credit: Christopher D. Brazee/NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

In June, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission designated six sites significant to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community, including the former home of James Baldwin on the Upper West Side. Now, the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project tells us that the Baldwin residence at 137 West 71st Street has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, which recognizes his role nationally as relates to LGBT and civil rights history.

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