30 West 90th Street
30 West 90th Street, New York City, NY
|30 West 90th Street|
Front View of 30 West 90th Street
|Number of Units||47|
|Number of Floors||9|
|30 West 90th Street, New York City, NY|
|Distance to Public Transit||Within one block|
|Region||New York City|
|Municipality||New York City|
|Title of Land||Condominium|
30 West 90th Street is a picturesque, modest pre-war condominium building in the Upper West Side just half a block from Central Park. This historic building was built in 1927 and offers 47 residences over its nine stories.
As an original apartment building, 30 West 90th Street was converted to its current condominium structure in 1984. Modern features include a renovated marble lobby, two elevators, video security, a live-in superintendent, a common laundry room, and on-site storage and a bicycle room.
The recent updates have preserved the pre-war grandeur of the building and have held on to its historic charm and character. Appealing to many New Yorkers on the Upper West Side, this building features mainly one bedroom residences which exhibit much higher prices due to the lower availability of historic character.
Situated on a tree-lined, one-way traffic block with many other historic buildings and row-houses, living at 30 West 90th Street appeals to those seeking a charming home and lifestyle. 
Located mid-block between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West on West 90th Street, this building offers a sought-after and quiet yet central Upper West Side address. Just south of Sol Bloom Playground and west of the many offerings found at Central Park, 30 West 90th Street is also within relatively close walking distance to Riverside Park at the shore of the Hudson River, where residents can enjoy biking and walking trails, as well as dog-friendly areas.
The American Museum of Natural History is several blocks south of the building, which is easily accessible with the metro subway. The nearest metro station is situated at 86th Street and Central Park West, less than three blocks away from the building. There is a total of 30 different public transportation options within the vicinity.
Nearby schools include Dwight Schools, Anglo American International School, Lilian Weber School, Trinity School, and Saint Gregory the Great School, as well as the recently expanded Stephen Gaynor School. Columbia University, which is located north in the Morningside Heights neighborhood, is easily accessible with the subway.
Protected as city landmark under the preservation's committee, 30 West 90th Street is a modest yet detailed beige brick building with a concrete structure. Guests and residents are welcomed to the charming white-and-black tiled lobby through the arched, canopied entryway. Limestone detailing provides Art Deco arches surrounding some of the windows at the second level.
A string-course at the second level of the structure visually separates the base of the building from the remainder of its tower. The visual differentiation is extended with the varying colors of brick.
The base of the building features a light beige wide brick façade, while the rest of the building has smaller brick of varying shades of brown and beige, which creates a slightly mosaic design.
Two columns of picture windows flank either side of the center column of triple-paneled windows that scale the building's front exposure. This nine story structure stands with a flat roof-line at 27.56 meters on a 20 by 100 foot lot.
Layout and Features
Functional layouts are offered at 30 West 90th Street, many of which are one bedroom units. With many windows of varying sizes and above-standard nine foot ceiling heights, the spaces feel large and open, and allow for plenty of natural lighting to enter each of the rooms. The "boutique" building offers low monthly charges which add to the building's overall desirability. There is a monthly assessment placed on the charges to account for the newly renovated lobby and common hallways.
Corner units offer up to three sunny exposures, with views overlooking the quiet, tree-lined street and other Art Deco neighboring buildings. Windowed kitchens are common throughout the building, many of which have been renovated with high-end stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Modern hardwood floors and updated light fixtures are another common update throughout. Windowed bathrooms have often also undergone some updates, commonly with new vanities, modern fixtures, and marble surrounds.
Open southern exposures offer views of the city. The rent-stabilized residences in the building are great for investors, and pied-a-terre living is also allowed as an Upper West Side getaway home. This well-maintained building is also pet-friendly.
There are 11 floor plans available for 30 West 90th Street. Here is a brief overview.
Amenities offered at 30 West 90th Street include:
- Video Intercom
- Central Laundry Room
- On-site Storage
- Bike Room
- Live-in Super
|30 West 90th Street Bylaws|
- 30 West 90th Street is a pet-friendly building
- Rentals and pied-a-terre are allowed
- There are no age restrictions
This historic building has been serving the area of the Upper West Side since its construction in 1927. The building is still functioning and serving its purpose, without the need for extensive upkeep changes. This well-maintained building is built with a durable concrete structure and brick exterior which are long lasting building materials.
Many of the interiors have been updated to be more energy-efficient, often with the addition of low-energy appliances and lighting. Sustainable materials for modern updates often include the use of hardwood, stone, granite, and marble.
The many windows that scale the building's exterior also help to provide natural light to the interiors, keeping the necessity for electrical lighting to a minimum. There are no high-energy amenities offered at 30 West 90th Street. The many nearby amenities and easy access to public transportation helps to create a community of residents with eco-friendly lifestyles.
Located nearby the residential building is the four-story structure of the Church of St. Gregory the Great. This Roman Catholic parish was designed by architect Elliot Lynch as a parish school with a church in the ground floor. Located at 144 West 90th Street, the parish is part of the Archdiocese of New York. This is also the place of St. Gregory the Great Parochial School.
The building features statues of St. Gregory the Great and St. Sylvia above the doors, as well as the charming temporary-turned-permanent features such as painted timber wainscoting, mosaic portraits and substantial stained glass windows. There are groups of angels hovering around the sanctuary in the organ, one of which is signed by Louis F. Bernecker, along with large canvas paintings of a parade of saints.
Dating back to 1906, the parish was established in 1907 by Cardinal Farley in order to serve the growing number of Catholics living on the Upper West Side. The structure now remains a landmark in the area and offers one of the area's most well-reputed catholic schools.
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