101 Central Park West

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101 Central Park West, New York City, NY

101 Central Park West
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101 Central Park West in Manhattan
Building Information
Architect Schwartz & Gross
Management Company Douglas Elliman Property Management
Number of Units 104
Number of Floors 18
Year Built 1930
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof Tar and Gravel
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101 Central Park West, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Less than a block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R 8B
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

101 Central Park West as seen from Central Park

In terms of prestigious addresses, 101 Central Park West is about as exclusive as one can get. Just two blocks south of the Dakota and directly on Central Park, residents that are fortunate to call 101 Central Park West home are among the elite of New York City society. 101 Central Park West is a premier address in New York City.


101 Central Park West's address truly sells itself. This building is renowned in New York City and beyond, and offers the ultimate in New York City living. Offering luxury, location and notoriety, it's hard to think of something that hasn't already been said about this ultra-exclusive community. While this heritage building commands a hefty price tag, residents are sure to raise eyebrows whenever they reveal their address. [1]


Location

101 Central Park West occupies an entire block of some of the most coveted and expensive real estate in the entire world. This community is located on Central Park giving residents commanding views. Not mentioned is the subway station that shares the block, although it may be safe to assume that this service is underutilized by the numerous high profile residents that call this building home.


101 Central Park West is a premier address in New York City. It is close to the best that New York has to offer. Restaurants, entertainment and nightlife are all within walking distance. Lincoln Square is a few blocks south east and Riverside Park is also within walking distance.


It is also just a block south of two other famous Central Park West buildings, the aforementioned Dakota, the former home of John Lenin, and the Majestic. Still, its most attractive feature is its location on Central Park which makes 101 Central Park West an address desired by all New Yorkers.[2]


Construction

101 Central Park West encompasses an entire city block

101 Central Park West is a neo-renaissance style building designed by architects Simon Schwartz & Arthur Gross. It was completed in 1930 and is divided into three blocks. This building is included in the federally designated Central Park West Historic District. 101 Central Park West is an 18 story prewar structure has only 108 units that consist of 22 different configurations.

With some units having as many as nine rooms, this development was not designed to squeeze as many people onto its prized location as possible. Instead, it is meant to give owners the feeling that they are living in a house as opposed to a cooperative complex. Naturally, these large units command a hefty premium that can only be afforded by the very elite of New York society. As a result, 101 Central Park West has been home to many prominent residents. [3]

Layout and Features

Units at this ultra-posh community feature many fine amenities including:

  • Hardwood floors
  • Wood burning fireplaces
  • Large entry foyers
  • Multiple large living rooms


Floor Plans

101 Central Park West's units come in 22 different configurations. The floor plans for five samples are shown below:

Amenities

Amenities at 101 Central Park West include:

  • Full time concierge
  • Fitness center
  • Child's play area
  • Additional storage facilities

Bylaws

101 Central Park West Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues No



  • Pets are permitted at 101 Central Park West
  • Rentals are allowed
  • There are no age limits on the sale or rental of units at 101 Central Park West
  • Barbecues are not allowed

Sustainability

Built in 1930, 101 Central Park West predates modern conventions concerning the utilization of sustainable building practices.

101 Central Park West is inherently sustainable due to its central location and its proximity to public transit. Residents can therefore utilize alternative means of transportation to run their errands. Driving isn't recommended in New York City anyway.

New York City has extensive recycling and composting services in place. Residents can take advantage by utilizing the appropriate disposal bins located in their building. [4]

Trivia

Harrison Ford sold his duplex in 101 Central Park West for a reported $25 million
  • 101 Central Park West has been graced by many notable residents. Harrison Ford is perhaps the most famous resident to call 101 Central Park West home. In 2011, he reportedly sold his duplex unit to Fortress Investment Group billionaire Peter Briger for $25 million. Soon after Briger re-listed the property for the same price. This unit is 6000 square feet and has an expansive view of Central Park. Monthly maintenance fees are $12,617.
  • Another notable resident of the building is Georgina Bloomberg, daughter of New York City mayor, Michael Bloomberg. She reportedly purchased a 2,100 square foot unit for $4.15 million.[5]


References

  1. City Realty
  2. New York Observer
  3. Street Easy
  4. New York City Department of Sanitation
  5. New York Post


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