Showing posts with label central park west. Show all posts
Showing posts with label central park west. Show all posts

Sep 18, 2011

Apartments on Central Park West

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Views fromCentral Park West Apartments
View from 25th Floor San Remo Tower Penhouse

Central Park West runs along Central Park from west 59th street to West 110th street. The 8th Avenue subway B & C trains run along Central Park West.

Upper West Side zoning does not permit buildings to be taller than approximately 20 stories between 72nd and 96th Streets except the Art Deco Twin Tower buildings from the 1930's on Central Park West. The set back towers can go up to 30 floors.

 San Remo Towers, Brownstones

The buildings are mostly pre war buildings. The Upper West Side's Central Park West is home to some extraordinary buildings. Landmarks of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, or Gothic Revival architecture, the great celebrity apartment buildings of Central Park West have many famous residents and the side streets are lined with trees and 19th century townhouse mansions and brownstones.

The Upper West Side is populated with some of Manhattan's most famous and desirable residential buildings, many are located on Central Park WestThe Dakota, El Dorado, The San Remo Apartments,  The Oliver Cromwell, The Langham, The Kenilworth, Hotel Des Artistes, The Beresford, The Ardsley and the new post-modern 15 Central Park West feature spectacular apartments may with breathtaking stunning Central Park views.

The Ardsley
The Ardsley 


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Aug 21, 2010

Central Park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan

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Upper West Side Brownstones, San Remo Apartments

The Upper West Side is home to some extraordinary buildings. Landmarks of Art Deco, Beaux Arts, or Gothic Revival architecture, the great apartment buildings of Central Park West and the side streets on the Upper West Side are lined with trees and 19th century townhouse mansions and brownstones.

The Eldorado, Central park West, Upper West Side, Manhattan


Some of Manhattan's most famous and desirable residential buildings, many are located on Central Park West on the Upper West Side. The Dakota El Dorado, The San Remo Apartments,  The Oliver Cromwell,  The Langham, The Kenilworth, Hotel Des Artistes The Beresford and The Ardsley all feature spectacular apartments.

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Jan 15, 2008

The Beresford

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The Beresford
The Beresford a coop building so vast it contains three separate lobbies fronting both Central Park West and West 81st Street.
It has three addresses 211 Central Park West, 1 West 81st Street and 7 West 81st Street. The building was completed a month prior to the stock market crash in 1929.

The Beresford is a master piece of architect Emery Roth. The building has 175 apartments on 23 floors with a limestone base and brick-clad upper floors.

The courtyard contains a fountain and a garden. Italian Renaissance in design, the Beresford is executed in brick with limestone and terra cotta trim. Animating the walls is a distinctive blend of late-Renaissance sculpture: winged cherubs, angels, dolphins, rams' heads and rosettes.

The Beresford is where Rock Hudson had his "classic six" home away from Hollywood. After the star died of AIDS in 1985, most of the contents of his Beresford apartment were auctioned off at William Doyle Galleries in New York, bringing prices that far exceeded the auction house's expectations.

Fans fought over many of the items from his apartment including the footstool that 5-foot -4 inch Elizabeth Taylor used to reach the 6-foot -5-inch actor's Beresford bathroom sink while staying in the apartment in 1981. Written on the stool in lavender ink are the lines "E.T. stood here (she had to because she couldn't reach the sink) R.H. is a love, and I thank him always --even tho he is one foot taller. Your always friend, Elizabeth."

The Beresford has many famous former and current residents. Current resident Jerry Seinfeld had extensive major renovations to his apartments at The Beresford. His renovations went on for a very long time annoying the other neighbors and famous residents. Because of his lengthy renovations NYC coops enacted a new coop regulation called the "Seinfeld Rule." For every day that a renovation continues after it's scheduled completion date the apartment shareholder must pay the coop fines of $500 a day.

Jerry Seinfeld also bought a Townhouse on West 82nd Street for $3.95 million adjacent to his Beresford apartment for his cars. In that townhouse real estate transaction his broker wasn't available to show him the townhouse on Saturday because of religious observance. Jerry negotiated directly with the seller and tried to cut his broker out of her commission. A judge ordered Seinfeld to pay her the commission.

Built in 1929 The Beresford converted to a Co-operative in 1962. The Beresford has six (6) Attended Elevators, A Fitness Room, Laundry Room, Private Storage, Washer/Dryers and Pets are Allowed. Maximum financing allowed is 50%. There is a 2% "transfer fee" paid by the seller. Residential Street, Block: 1195, Lot: 29, Community Board: 7, School District: 3. Prices in The Beresford range from $2.5 million to $31 million.

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Nov 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

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photo: CPW The Museum of Natural History and The Beresford

Central Park West 10:45 a.m. Thanksgiving Day - 76 degrees in NYC - Streets already immaculately cleaned after The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade passed by.
 
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