Category Archives: Upperwestside

275 West 96 street, NY,NY 10025 Building profile

275 West 96 street is a condo building that sits at the corner of 96th street and Broadway and was built in 1983. It has a swimming pool, health club, children’s playroom, and garage among it’s amenity package. The Columbia is 32 stories high with 320 units and was developed by William Zeckendorf Jr.

Many of the apartments have baconies and views of the Hudson. Current availabilites include two apartments-a 1 bedroom for $949k and a 2bd/2ba for $1,500,000. Common charges and taxes combine for a normal $2 per square foot especially given the large amount of amenities.

Rentals are available at $3500 for a 1 bedroom and slightly more than $5k for 2bd/2ba.

Citibike adding more stations on Upper West side

Citibike now in expansion mode has announced several new stations to come to Manhattan’s Upper West side including 5 on Central Park west. This should be interesting as many pedestrians already often find themselves in peril walking on the streets on the Upper West side from delivery bikes and bicyclists that run lights.  This expansion is part of Citibike’s expansion plan for Uptown. Read the NYPOST article below.

 

CitiBike expands on Upper West side

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243 W 98 street Upper West side Building profile

This prewar, intercom building was built in 1899 and converted in 1986. Located at the corner of West 98 street and Broadway, within only 2 blocks of the Expess stop of the 2,3 and 1 local, this building features 2-4 bedrooms with modest common charges and taxes. Layouts are interesting because the building has a space in between it and the building just to the west of it on West 98 street. The B line has plenty of southern sun as it faces West 98th and also has eastern light from Broadway.

243 W 98 street is a rare find- a prewar condo on the Upper West side.
243 W 98 street is a rare find- a prewar condo on the Upper West side.

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415 Central Park west Building profile

415 Central Park west is a prewar co-op built in 1926 with 17 stories and 92 units. This doorman building is located at the corner of 101 street and Central Park west. Some of the larger apartment have direct park views and the building amenities include laundry and a childrens’ playroom.

A recent sale in this building on the 16th floor went for $3.1 million. That apartment had 7 rooms and Central Park views from all except one.
A recent sale in this building on the 16th floor closed for $3.1 million. That apartment had 7 rooms and Central Park views from all except one.

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255 West 85th street 1bd condo with urban farm

The Daily News is running a story about a 1 bedroom condo penthouse on the Upper west side of Manhattan that comes with an urban farm. The seller who is also a real estate broker and his husband will leave two chickens and their coop (not their co-op, sorry couldn’t resist that one) for the right buyers.

The apartment is located in a walkup building and has two floors with two outdoor spaces. Their asking price is $1.195 million. Read the NYDN article by clicking the link below and view the listing on streeteasy as well.

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360 CPW condo conversion Upper West side

At the corner of 96th street and Central Park west on Manhattan’s upper west side, signage has gone up for a condo conversion and there is a teaser site.

360 CPW signage
360 CPW signage

The residential portion of the building, according to Propertyshark.com, is just under 156k sqft. Additionally, there is the Second Presbyterian Church which is on 96 street.

Apparently, the building will become condos. See below website to register.

The building is ideally located at the corner of CPW, adjacent to the B,C subway lines and also the M96 and M10 buses. It is also right across the street from 361 CPW which is the church-to-condo conversion that is making it’s way through the community review process due to needed variances for adding windows and a possible penthouse.

360 CPW will be converted to condos.
360 CPW will be converted to condos.

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Searching for an apartment on the Upper West side?

If you are searching for an apartment on the Upper west side of Manhattan, perhaps you will find the NYT The Hunt article interesting. A couple of flight attendants had a tiny 350 sqft apartment in a walk-up on the upper east side and then decided to trade up.

Along the way, they were turned down by a Board on the Upper East side, then changed brokers and went searching on the Upper West side with a max budget of $700k.

Will they be able to find an apartment? Will they get turned down again by a Co-op board? Read the full article to learn the answers.

 

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Tennis anyone? Central Park opens tennis courts opening Monday!

Do you play tennis on the Upper west side? With 26 Hartru courts and several  hardcourts for lessons located mid park at 96th street, maybe you should. A full season permit only costs $200 and for seniors and minors it’s about 1/10th of that for the whole season.

Central Park Tennis Center Entrance

 

You can obtain your permit online or in person in several locations including Paragon Sports downtown and the Arsenal on 5th avenue.

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Another reason to live on the Upper West side
Another reason to live on the Upper West side

The courts are in pristine condition and thanks to some rain on Thursday will be ready for play! Always check the hotline on days that it rains.
HOTLINE NUMBER 212-280-0205

The courts are supposed to open Monday April 20th. Call the hotline for details.

 

 

361 CPW Church conversion moves forward

The condo conversion of the former Church at 96 street and Central Park west on Manhattan’s Upper west side received a zoning exemption from CB7.  Now the developer will go forward to the next series of approvals. Eventually, their plan will include adding more window and possibly a penthouse to the church as well.

Read Dnainfo’s coverage by clicking the link below.

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Where on the UWS should we build affordable housing?

Originally, as part of the development in Riverside South, The Collegiate School was supposed to build 55 units of affordable housing on site. Earlier this year, their proposal to contribute $50mm instead of building out the apartments was accepted by the City of New York. Next month, at a Community Board 7 meeting, residents will have a chance to weigh on possible locations. The Collegiate School will be located at 61st and Freedom Place and locals are hoping the affordable housing will be as close to the Riverside South development as possible.

Read the full article.

 

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