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Sep 6, 2016

Back To Private schools on the Upper West Side

Originally published September 05, 2011

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is home to many private schools. 
Below are some of the finest private schools on the Upper West Side.

The Calhoon School West End Avenue

The Calhoon School - West End Avenue

The Calhoun School is a progressive, independent, college preparatory school located in the heart of Manhattan’s West Side. Founded in 1896, Calhoun has grown into a two-building coeducational institution with 670 students, ranging from three-year-olds to twelfth graders.

The former Claremont Academy- Stephen Gaynor School

The Stephan Gaynor School
 West 89th and West 90th Street

The Stephen Gaynor School, a non profit organization, provides a unique educational experience for children ages 5-14 with learning differences in a nurturing environment where children are helped to reach their academic potential. At Stephen Gaynor the pattern of academic failure is broken and children are taught to become successful learners with unlimited potential.
The historic Claremont Riding Academy building was supposed to be converted to condos, the units were supposed to give the feeling of a barn. The market turned and the condo developers sold the building for $12 million to the Stephen Gaynor School, which is located behind Claremont on 90th Street. The developers bought the building for $14 million in 2007.

Abraham Joshua Heschel School

The Abraham Joshua Heschel School was founded in 1983, a new model of Jewish day school was created. An independent school offering a pluralistic approach to Jewish learning in addition to secular studies. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 

Congregation B'nai Jeshurun recently purchased the building at 270 West 89th Street from the Abraham Joshua Heschel School for $20 million. The trade symbolizes growth for two Jewish institutions on the Upper West Side. B'nai Jeshurun had rented space in the building from Heschel for its Hebrew School since 1984, when B'nai Jeshurun sold the building to Heschel.

Trinity School 139 West 91st Street

Trinity School 139 West 91st Street

Founded in 1709 as a charity school supported by Anglican missionaries, the school had its first classes meet in Trinity Church at the head of Wall Street.  Its first schoolhouse was built on the church grounds in 1749, and it is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the city of New York. The school stretches nearly the length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues. 

Ethical Culture School -33 Central Park west

Ethical Culture School - 33 Central Park West

The Fieldston Ethical Culture school is committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECF offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A coed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses -- one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan.

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

The Dwight School - 291 Central Park West

Founded in 1872, The Dwight School is a PreK-12 private international school located on Manhattan ’s Upper West Side. In 1996, Dwight became the second school in North America to offer the full International Baccalaureate (IB) program from kindergarten through grade 12. With the opening of Woodside Preschool in the fall of 2005, Dwight became the first school to offer the IB Primary Years Program for children ages 2-4. Dwight continues to be a pioneer in international education and today nearly 40 countries are represented in its student body.

Columbia Grammar and preparatory School

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is one of the oldest institutions in America, with a long and notable tradition of excellence as a college preparatory school. Facilities include a state-of-the-art theater to computer and science labs, five art studios, including filmmaking and photography and library for children and programs PK through 12.

West Side Montessori school

West Side Montessori School - 309 west 92nd Street

West Side Montessori School (WSMS) is an independent early childhood Montessori school serving 209 students, ages 2.10 through 6. Located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City and accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the American Montessori Society, and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Mandell School - 795 Columbus Avenue.
The Mandell School is a member of ISAAGNY (Independent School Admissions Association of Greater NY) and the Parents League. The Mandell School is committed to providing a rigorous educational environment for children and their families, which through intellectual stimulation and emotional support, enables them to become responsible active citizens of the world.

K-8th grade is located at 795 Columbus Avenue. There are 3 preschool locations as well: one on 150 Amsterdam Ave. (between 66th & 67th St.).  Another preschool in the west village on 160 Christopher St. and one on the UWS (775 Columbus Ave.) that opened 75 years ago.  

Many private schools have long waiting lists and have admission requirements/procedures similar to colleges and universities. Most private schools require mandatory testing from the Educational Records Bureau (ERB) as well as interviews, school tours, and references. The best time to contact schools for brochures, applications, and procedures is after Labor Day and ERB testing forms should be completed in early October.

For More Information:


Parents League of NY

 The Archdiocese of New York     1-212-691-3381
 Abacus Guide                          

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Jul 14, 2016

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Mar 1, 2016

New Rule Disclosure for Luxury Buyers in Manhattan

One 57 
157 West 57th Street Manhattan
The Treasury Department will begin identifying and tracking secret buyers of high-end properties beginning today in Manhattan and Miami.

It is the first time the federal government has required real estate companies to disclose names behind cash transactions. Starting today, luxury buyers wanting to pay in cash will no longer be able to hide behind an LLC in Manhattan or Miami-Dade County.

In Manhattan, the initiative requires buyers in sales of more than $3 million to be reported; in Miami-Dade County, it requires reporting on sales of more than $1 million. In Manhattan, 1,045 residential sales cost more than $3 million in the second half of 2015, worth some $6.5 billion in aggregate, according to PropertyShark, a real estate data company.

According to The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the US Treasury "those without bank financing – may be conducted by individuals attempting to hide their assets and identity by purchasing residential properties through limited liability companies or other opaque structures."

In addition to starting in only two markets, the requirement runs from March through August. If the government finds many sales involved with suspicious money they will implement permanent reporting requirements across the country.

Feb 11, 2016

Residential Pools in Lincoln Square, Columbus Circle, Hell's Kitchen/Clinton

Condos with Pools in Lincoln Square | Columbus Circle | Hell's Kitchen/Clinton

Yesterday I published an updated a popular blog about residential pools on the Upper West Side. Due to the popularity of that post, today I've updated the original post Manhattan Condos with pools in Lincoln Square, Columbus Circle, Hell's Kitchen/Clinton

There are currently more pools in luxury condos and condops on the west side of Manhattan than ever before. If a building with a pool is a priority amenity for you and you want to live near Lincoln Center, Hell's Kitchen/Clinton or Columbus Circle, this post features buildings (condos, condops  and coops with pools in the Lincoln Square (Lincoln Center area), Columbus Circle,  and Hell's Kitchen / Clinton neighborhoods. 

The Copley | 2000 Broadway
(West 68th/69th Streets)

Built: 1986 
28 Floors - 163 Units

 30 Lincoln Plaza | 30 W 63rd Street
(Central Park West & Broadway)

Built: 1980 - 33 Floors - 609 Units
converted to condo: 2009

The Alfred | 161 West 61st Street
(Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue)

 Built: 1987 
37 Floors -222 Apartments


Time Warner Center | The Mandarin
 80 Columbus Circle | 1 Central Park
(59th Street and West 60th Street)

Built: 2004 
 80 Floors - 191 Apartments

  10 West End Avenue
(West 59th/ 60th Street)

Built: 2007 
 33 Floors - 173 Apartments

The Element | 555 West 59th St.
(Amsterdam Avenue and West End Avenue)

Built: 2007
35 Floors - 198 Apartments

157 West 57th Street

Built: Under Construction
90 Floors - 92 Apartments

Now Selling

Park Place | 301 West 57th Street
(Eighth Avenue and Ninth Avenue)

 Built: 1987 
61 Floors - 301 Apartments

 The Sheffield | 322 West 57th Street
Cross street: 8th & 9th Avenues

Built: 1978
58 Floors. 597 Apartments
Converted to condominium 2005

City Spire | 150 West 56th Street
(cross street: 6th & 7th Avenues)

Built: 1988 
72 Floors - 353 Apartments

The Orion | 350 West 42nd Street
(cross street:  8th and 9th Avenues)

Built: 2005
60 Floors - 551 Apartments

The Atelier | 635 West 42nd Street
(cross street: 11th/12th Avenues

Built: 2006 
46 Floors - 478 Apartments

Prices vary building to building but start around $650,000 for studios up to $20 million+ for large multi- room apartments. 

At One57 current available units range from $4.9 million for a 39th floor 1 bedroom to $58.5 million for an 83rd floor 4 bedroom with 4.5 baths. Current available units for rent at One57 range from$9,500 for a 1 bedroom on the 39th floor to $150,000  for a 7 room, 3 bedroom with 4.5 baths on the 65th floor.

Please contact me if your looking to purchase or sell a condo, condop or coop in Manhattan.

Condos and Condops with Pools on the Upper West Side

Manhattan-condos-coops-with-pools Downtown

 Listings of Manhattan condos and condops with pools

courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
P (212) 877-6268 | M (917) 312-0924

Feb 10, 2016

Residential Pools on the Upper West Side


While there are many apartment buildings on the Upper West Side only a select few condos and condops have swimming pools since most upper west side building are pre-war coops. 

Many modern post-war buildings developed since the 1980's have indoor pools. For many buyers a pool is a priority amenity. Today there are more pools in luxury condos and condops than ever before.

I was recently asked what buildings have indoor swimming pools on the Upper West Side. I'm re-posting this popular blog originally published October 3, 2011.  

Built 2011

The Aldyn Residences, Athletic Club and Spa includes 40,000 square feet of amenities overlooking the Hudson River including a 75' Swimming Pool and Hot Tub.

Apartment 2102 is currently for sale asking $16.900,000 (updated 12/15/2012)

Features 13 rooms, 7 bedrooms, 9.5 baths and your own private pool, 15 x 37, plus spa tub on the sun-drenched terrace of 3,800 square feet.

Built 2010

the Rushmore Pool

The Rushmore
LaPalestra Well Center

75' swimming pool

The four Trump Place condominium buildings have health clubs with pools.
120, 200, 220, 240 Riverside Boulebard
Built 200 -2004
Trump Place

The Alexandria - 200 West 72nd Street at Broadway -
Full Service Condo - Health Club, Pool, Hot Tub
Built 1991
The Alexandria -201 West 72nd POOL

The Alexandria -201 West 72nd POOL

The Bromley
225 West 83rd Full service condo built 1988
health club with pool
The Bromley _ Upper West Side
The Bromley Pool

The Boulevard 2373 Broaway
at 2373 Broadway, - Built 1989
The Boulevard is a full service luxury Condop.

Two level Health club with 75' Boulevard Pool

The New West
250 West 90th Street at Broadway - Built 1986
Full Service condo with rooftop pool
Full service condo, 21 floors, 185 apartments, rooftop pool and health club
The New west 250 W 90th at Broadway

New West

535 West End Avenue
at 86th Street
Full Service Luxury Condo Built in 2010
535 West End Avenue

535 West End Avenue POOL

The Columbia
275 West 96th Street at Broadway - Built 1983
Full service condo, 35 floors, 302 apartments, garage, health club pool.
The Columbia - 275 west 96th Street at Broadway POOL
The Columbia - 275 West 96th Street at Broadway

The Ariel (East and West)
Broadway at West 99th Street - Built 2006
The Ariel East and West, Broadway at 99th St.
Ariel Condos East & West POOL

The Ariel West and the Ariel East. Ariel East - Fitness center, pool

courtesy of:
Mitchell Hall, Associate Broker
The Corcoran Group
P (347 921-4255


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