139 West 82nd Street

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139 West 82nd Street, New York City, NY

139 West 82nd Street

Exterior of 139 West 82nd Street
Building Information
Number of Units 75
Number of Floors 9
Year Built 1929
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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139 West 82nd Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning EC-3
Title of Land Cooperative



Front View of 139 West 82nd Street

A building with "great bones" is one that can be found at 139 West 82nd Street which has been standing strong since it was constructed in 1929. This residential cooperative building offers 75 units over its 9 stories, many of which are suitable to singles or couples.

The majority of the homes at 139 West 82nd Street are single-story, but there are some duplex-style residences offered. This highly sought after, full-service building was converted to its current ownership structure in 1979, and originated as an apartment rental building.

Situated in the Upper West Side, which has a reputation for providing some of the best residential neighborhoods in Manhattan, 139 West 82nd Street combines central convenience with quiet relaxation, and is situated off the quiet tree-lined West 82nd Street.

The building offers historic, character details throughout the interiors and common areas, while offering modern amenities such as a doorman, elevator, live-in superintendent, and common roof terrace with a barbecue grill perfect for entertaining. This pet-friendly building is perfectly situated nearby many outdoor areas.

This cooperative building has a responsible board with a flexible sublet policy and offers up to 80% financing on mortgages. Pied-a-terre uses and co-purchasing are allowed, as well as in-unit laundry with board approval. The sublet policy requires a minimum of one-year personal use.[1]


Situated in the Upper West Side, there are many outdoor areas, churches, schools, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, all located within walking distance from 139 West 82nd Street. Public transportation is made accessible and simple with 25 different options within the vicinity., The nearest subway station is situated five blocks away at 79th Street and Broadway.

Riverside Park which overlooks the Hudson River and provides many walking and cycling trails, as well as dog-friendly outdoor areas, is just a couple blocks to the west of the building, while the many offerings and attractions of Central Park is situated less than two blocks to the east.

The Hayden Planetarium and Museum of Natural History at Theodore Roosevelt Park is located even closer to the building, providing cultural and historic essence to the neighborhood and standing as one of the neighborhood's landmarks.

Nearby schools include Louis D Brandeis High School, Frank McCourt High School, Success Academy Upper West, Sarah Anderson School, and Rodeph Sholom School. Lincoln Square, which is the home to Lincoln Center for Performing Arts, is located just south of the building and is easily accessible with the metro subway. Columbia University, which is situated in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, is also easily located with a metro ride north.[2]


Exterior façade of 139 West 82nd Street
Side view of 139 West 82nd Street

139 West 82nd Street was first built in 1929 with concrete and encompasses a total of 77,188 square feet. This mid-rise, pre-war structure offers peak-detailing at its roof-line and a green canopied entrance off the quiet, tree-lined street of West 82nd.

The red-beige brick exterior also features stone detailing around the windows and decorative balconies. String courses visually distinguish the building's wide frontage, while the symmetrical columns of narrow windows vertically accentuate the structure's height. Wide stone setting also scale the building's vertical height in an alternating, symmetrical design.

This nine story building has a flat roof-line which lends to its classic design and provides for its common roof terrace, 27.56 meters above street-level.[3]

Layout and Features

High beamed ceilings, multiple windows, and wide, fluid floor plans are commonly found throughout the building. Many of the residences are suitable to singles and couples, and there are also some larger, duplex-style layouts that are suitable for small families.

Many of the galley-style kitchens are also windowed, which allows more natural light to fill the interiors. Many of the kitchens have been updated with modern finishes that often include custom wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, gas burners, and updated flooring and light.

Generously-sized living rooms with many narrow windows are also offered throughout the residences. Many of the layouts also have separate dens which can be utilized for entertaining or as a home office.

Some of the residences have obtained board approval and have installed in-unit washers and dryers, while other units make use of the common laundry facility offered in the building. Some layouts also offer private terraces, while each resident has access to the common roof deck.[4]

Floor Plans

There are 22 floor plans available for 139 West 82nd Street. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities offered at 139 West 82nd Street include:

  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Live-in Super
  • Roof Deck


139 West 82nd Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

  • Pets are allowed
  • Up to 80% financing is allowed
  • There are no age restrictions


Sustainable building aspects include the following:

  • Durable structural concrete
  • Durable brick exterior façade
  • No high-energy amenities
  • Transferred ownership structure for longevity
  • Common laundry facility
  • Double-pane windows

Sustainable interior features include the following:

  • Low-energy, updated lighting
  • Energy Star rated appliances
  • Gas cook-tops
  • Sustainable stone, granite, and wood materials
  • Individually controlled heat and air conditioning
  • Many windows for natural light


The Hayden Planetarium

In 1935, The Hayden Planetarium close to 129 West 82nd Street and just off the west side of Central Park, was opened to the public. The building's construction, designed by architects Trowbridge & Livingston, was funded by a $650,000 loan from the Reconstruction Finance Corporation and a $150,000 donation from banker Charles Hayden of Hayden, Stone & Co. The mission of the Planetarium is to provide the public with "a more lively and sincere appreciation of the magnitude of the universe... and for the wonderful things which are daily occurring in the universe."

The Hayden Planetarium is often referred to as "The Hayden Sphere" or "The Great Sphere", and stands as one of the most popular public planetariums. It is part of the Rose Center for Earth and Space of the American Museum of Natural History. Together these two structures act as a landmark in the Upper West Side neighborhood.

The Star Theater, which is a high-resolution full-dome video theater that is used for space shows, is situated in the top half of the Hayden Planetarium. The Big Bang Theater is situated in the bottom half of the building, and depicts the birth of the universe in its program. The Hall of Planet Earth provides information on geology, weather, and plate tectonics, while the Hall of the Universe provides information on planets, stars and galaxies.[5]


  1. Street Easy
  2. Walk Score
  3. Emporis
  4. Corcoran
  5. Wikipedia - Hayden Planetarium

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