10 West End Avenue

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10 West End Avenue, New York City, NY

10 West End Avenue
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10 West End Avenue in Lincoln Square, NYC
Building Information
Developer Apollo Real Estate Advisors and Cambridge Development and Construction
Architect Schuman, Lichenstein, Claman & Efron
Management Company Brown Harris Stevens Management
Number of Units 173
Number of Floors 31
Year Built 2007
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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10 West End Avenue, New York City, NY, United States
Distance to Public Transit Less than one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C4 - 7
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Standing along the southern edge of West End Avenue, 10 West End Avenue is a 31 story high rise condominium residence that overlooks the Hudson River, thus giving its residents stunning views of both the river and the Manhattan city skyline.

Built in 2007, this building proved popular with buyers, although in recent years it has experienced problems with potholes and odors, all external factors that are surely frustrating to the building’s management.

Despite these issues, given 10 West Avenue’s proximity to Lincoln Center and Columbus Circle, residents of this building find themselves close to one of the world’s most thriving arts and cultural institutions, and close to many of New York City’s most famous landmarks.



Location

Located on the east side of West End Avenue and taking up the entire block front between West 59th and West 60th, 10 West End Avenue is found in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of the Upper West Side. The origins of the name Lincoln Square are still a mystery, but it was recorded in May 1906 that the New York City Board of Aldermen formally gave the neighborhood its official name.

The site was once the location of a 1,600 seat theater called Lincoln Square, but by the mid-1950s the neighborhood was a ruinous lot of urban decay. At this time Robert Moses began his program of urban renewal, and John D. Rockefeller III spearheaded the Lincoln Square Renewal Project in the hopes of revitalizing the neighborhood.[1]

The centerpiece of this initiative was Lincoln Center, a massive arts and cultural complex that is now one of the world’s most prestigious and renowned arts institutions. Lincoln Center has 29 performance venues, and is home to the New York Philharmonic, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

Additionally, Lincoln Center houses the educational facilities of the Juilliard School, a campus of Fordham University, the School of American Ballet, and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. [2]

Residents of 10 West End Avenue do not require a car to complete their daily errands, as they are within walking distance of numerous food, shopping, and transit options. With a bike score of 66 out of 100, cyclists will find some good bike lanes nearby and will enjoy the flat grades.[3]


Construction

The architectural firm of Schuman, Lichenstein, Claman & Efron was responsible for the design of 10 West End Avenue, a building distinguished by its reflective glass curtain wall facade. Interestingly, only a year later another building only blocks away designed by SLCE, the Element, was built with an extremely similar design. The main difference was that while 10 West End Avenue is symmetrical in its design, the Element is noted for its asymmetrical design. The developers for 10 West End Avenue were a partnership between Apollo Real Estate Advisors and Cambridge Development & Construction, with construction commencing in 2005 and finishing in 2007. [4]

Layout and Features

Standing at 31 stories, 10 West End Avenue contains 173 apartments that range in size from one bedroom units to four bedroom penthouse apartments that come with 2,200 square foot terraces. Many of the units have balconies, while all units have floor to ceiling windows, 11 foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, spacious closets, in house washer and dryers, and interior designs by Nick Dine.

The kitchens have appliances by Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Thermador, granite counter tops, Veneto glass back splashes, and white oak etched glass cabinets. The bathrooms feature Kohler sinks, American Walnut custom cabinetry, Bianco Laso Veno Oro marble walls, and Sienna limestone flooring.[5]

The entrance to the building is accessed through a driveway with a long marquee and canopy over the door. The lobby is decorated with honey onyx mosaic walls, bleached wood, and back lit glass, all of which combine for an elegant first impression.

The building itself has an 11 story base with one severe setback located at the 11th floor. The numerous over sized balconies begin above this setback, continuing up to the top of the building.[6]

Floor Plans

With over 90 floor plans available, a selection is presented.

Amenities

10 West End Avenue provides its residents with a long list of luxury amenities, including:

  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour doorman
  • Live in superintendent
  • Valet parking
  • Onsite parking
  • Fitness center designed by Ari Weller
  • 50 foot lap pool
  • Spa
  • Children’s playroom designed by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan
  • Bike room
  • Cold storage
  • Wine cellar
  • Landscaped courtyard

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Bylaws

10 West End Avenue Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


  • This building allows rentals, sublets, and pied-a-terre.
  • This building is pet friendly.
  • There are no age restrictions for this building.

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Sustainability

To date, this building does not hold any LEED certification, and therefore it is not designated as a green building.

Residents who wish to help improve the building’s overall sustainability can do so by participating in New York City’s recycling programs, installing more energy efficient materials and appliances when updating and/or renovating their apartments, and by choosing public transit rather than using a car.[9]

Trivia

  • In 2010, 10 West End Avenue was profiled in the New York Times outlining the troubles owners were having selling their units due to the smell of the building. This smell was caused when the company Urbani Truffles bought a retail condominium unit in the building and began using the space as storage for their truffles. The stench quickly became overpowering, even in residential units 21 stories up. The owner of Urbani Truffles responded to owners’ accusations in a statement that claimed New Yorkers simply weren’t sophisticated enough to appreciate a fine delicacy such as truffles.[10]
  • In 2011, 10 West End Avenue was featured on the television series Selling New York. [11]
  • In 2008, 10 West End Avenue was featured in a New York Times article detailing the problems with potholes and sink holes in the roads around the building. It was described how several cars have been damaged by the holes, and in one case, a truck got stuck in a sinkhole and had to be removed by a crane.[12]


References

  1. NY Times
  2. Wikipedia - Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  3. Walk Score
  4. Emporis
  5. New Construction Manhattan
  6. Street Easy
  7. City Realty
  8. Manhattan Scout
  9. Manhattan Scout
  10. NY Times
  11. Curbed NY
  12. NY Times


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