Upper West Side 

Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing photos courtesy of The Corcoran Group

Seven bedrooms, eight-and-half bathrooms, a private elevator, double-height floor-to-ceiling glass windows overlooking the Hudson River–this Upper West Side duplex already sounds incredible, right? What if we told you that it also has a 3,600+ square-foot landscaped terrace complete with a private swimming pool that’s larger than many studio apartments? Located at luxury condominium The Aldyn, at 60 Riverside Boulevard between West 62nd and 63rd Streets, the home is on the market for $13,750,000.

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Events, Upper West Side 

Photo courtesy Tavern on the Green

Broadway is back, even sooner than planned. Ahead of the Great White Way’s official reopening on September 14, Central Park’s iconic Tavern on the Green is offering a sneak peek of the magic to come this fall. The Upper West Side restaurant will host a pop-up concert series, Broadway at Tavern, featuring stars of Broadway, with performances starting on May 25. The event will run through the summer and into the fall.

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Art, Events, Upper West Side 

Photos © Sachyn Mital, courtesy of Lincoln Center

The Lincoln Center’s famed Josie Robertson Plaza has been transformed into a huge green space for the public. Designed by set designer Mimi Lien, the public installation, called “The Green” officially opened on Monday as a place for New Yorkers to lounge, borrow a book from the New York Public Library, and even enjoy pop-up performances hosted by the institution. The Green is the centerpiece of Lincoln Center’s “Restart Stages” initiative, which converted the 16-acre campus into 10 new outdoor performance venues last month.

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condos, New Developments, Upper West Side 

All renderings by MOSO Studio

Long known as a family neighborhood rooted in its pre-war history, the Upper West Side has found a new life in recent years, attracting young professionals and a commercial boom that’s brought countless downtown restaurants uptown. And, of course, along with this transition comes a reimaging of the residential market. Take for example the 44-unit condo at 2505 Broadway. It was designed by Eran Chen and the architects at ODA in their signature modular style, but it retains the classic sophistication the neighborhood is known for. The residences are refined yet modern, and there is an array of forward-looking amenities such as a state-of-the-art gym with adjacent flexible space used as a sports court or movie theater, a pet spa, and an outdoor terrace overlooking the Hudson River.

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Morningside Heights, Upper West Side , Urban Design

Photo of Riverside Park by Momos on Wikimedia

The city announced this week plans to provide $348 million in funding for the rehabilitation of major infrastructure in Riverside Park, marking one of the largest investments at the waterfront park since the 1930s. The project restores the “overbuild,” a series of bridge structures built over the Amtrak tunnels between West 72nd and West 123rd Streets. The deteriorated structure has damaged pathways and affected the park’s usability, according to the city.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Listing images courtesy of The Corcoran Group

If you don’t mind sleeping in a lofted space, this $465,000 Upper West Side studio is in a great location and has tons of historic charm. Located on the second floor of the brownstone at 128 West 78th Street, it’s just down the block from the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. It has gorgeous details like carved wood moldings, stained-glass transoms, wood radiator covers and shutters, and exposed brick.

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Cool Listings, lincoln square, Upper West Side 

Listing photos by Peter Aaaron for Sotheby’s International Realty

The Atelier co-op at 33 West 67th Street was built in 1908 as artist’s lofts, and though the Upper West Side building no longer caters to creatives, it still retains its gorgeous pre-war details and oversized apartments. This duplex unit, for example, has a grand, 17-foot double-height living room that features wrap-around library walls (47 feet of them, to be exact), as well as a sweeping staircase and mezzanine balcony. It’s on the market for $4,795,000.

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Cool Listings, Upper West Side 

Large, high-end penthouses aren’t uncommon on the Upper West Side, neither are outdoor terraces. But the views afforded from this duplex penthouse are something special. An outdoor space spanning the entire length of the main level overlooks the supertall towers along Billionaires’ Row, while other vantages show off all the skyscrapers in the neighborhood. The $4,790,000 home is located at 135 West 70th Street, an Egyptian Revival condo building known as The Pythian, which was designed by famed theater architect Thomas W. Lamb (it’s also where Lady Gaga grew up and where her family still lives).

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Policy, Upper West Side 

Photo by D. Finnin/ ©AMNH

Those who work at cultural institutions, as well as public housing residents, will be prioritized at a new COVID-19 vaccine site opening on Friday at the Upper West Side’s American Museum of Natural History. Mayor de Blasio made the announcement in a press conference this morning, noting that “literally you can get vaccinated below the blue whale,” who is now sporting a giant bandaid. In a show of support, the Museum will give complimentary general admission on a future visit for a group of four to anyone who receives their vaccine at the site.

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affordable housing, housing lotteries, Upper West Side 

Rendering courtesy of NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development

In the Manhattan Valley section of the Upper West Side, an affordable housing lottery has just launched for New Yorkers earning 30 or 60 percent of the area median income. The units range from $456/month one-bedrooms to $1,510/month three-bedrooms. The building, known as WSFSSH at West 108, is located at 145 West 108th Street, and it’s the first in a two-phase project from the West Side Federation For Senior and Supportive Housing (WSFSSH). When the development was first announced in 2016, it was contested by local residents for the fact that it would replace affordable, city-owned parking garages and a transitional shelter.

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