327 Central Park West

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327 Central Park West, New York City, NY

327 Central Park West
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327 Central Park West
Building Information
Architect Nathan Korn
Management Company LCS Management
Number of Units 85
Number of Floors 16
Year Built 1929
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof Tar and gravel
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327 Central Park West, New York City, NY, United States
Distance to Public Transit Five blocks
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R 7-2
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

Located directly across from Central Park

With the address 327 Central Park West one would hope that this would put a building in the vicinity of the world famous urban oasis. 327 Central Park West doesn't disappoint since it is located directly on Central Park.

In New York City, there is a general rule that the closer one gets to Central Park, the higher the prices one should expect pay for their residence. 327 Central Park West is the exception to this rule, offering affordable prices (by New York City's standards) in an exceptional building.

While 327 Central Park maybe located further west in Manhattan then some might prefer, its still located on Central Park ... enough said.


Location

Obviously the central theme of this page is going to be focused on the building's location. Which as its address and title clearly indicates, is right next to Central Park. To call New York City an urban jungle is an understatement. If anything it's an urban continent with buildings as far as the eye can see. This is what makes Central Park so special and beloved by the City of New York.

Manhattan is an exciting place to live but there are down sides. People, trash, honking cars and more people are all part of daily living in The Big Apple. Central Park is a refuge to urban living by providing green space right in the middle of one of the most populated cities in the world. Central Park feels apart of the big city that surrounds it and is a breath of fresh air) offering sanctuary from a New Yorker's normally busy day.

As, mentioned 327 Central Park West is located on Central Park, right near the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. It's location in the Upper West Side also places it close to transit and shopping. [1]


Construction

Central Park during the 1920s, 327 Central Park is located in the top left section of the photo

Construction for 327 Central Park West was completed in 1928. In any other city in North America this may seem old, however in New York this is quite common. This is due to a building boom that occurred in New York just prior to the Great Depression.

The most significant influence on the increase in the number of distinguished apartment buildings was the rise in land values that made the construction and purchase of single-family homes prohibitively expensive for all but the city's wealthiest elite. Land values in Manhattan rose in general in the late nineteenth century with the pressures generated by a rapidly increasing population and an expanding commercial sector on a finite amount of land.

Construction of 327 Central Park is typical of buildings of that era. A steel skeleton is wrapped with a brick facade. With 89 condominiums over 16 floors, this building is on the small side in terms of New York City developments. In comparison, 30 Lincoln Plaza located not far away has over 600 units. [2]

Layout and Features

327 Central Park West's units consist of one or two bedrooms. Each unit will also come with one or two bathrooms. Gracious Foyers great residents and visitors alike. Other features include hardwood floors, beamed ceilings and modernized open kitchens.[3]

Floor Plans

Central Park West offers units in a number of different configurations and sizes. Listed below are five of the floor plans to units available.

Amenities

327 Central Park offers amenities that include basement storage bins, a bike room and a fitness center. The best ammenity is that it is located right on Central Park!

Bylaws

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



  • Pets are permitted at 327 Central Park West
  • Rentals are also permitted
  • There are no age restrictions regarding rentals or ownership
  • Barbecues are not allowed as there are no outdoor patios


Sustainability

During the 1920s or roaring 20s as they have been affectionately referred to, sustainable development wasn't a high priority. Therefore, 327 Central Park West was not built with any sustainable or environmental measures in mind.

However its location does make up for this since it is centrally located and allows residents to walk, cycle or take transit as opposed to using a car for their commute.

New York City does have an extensive recycling program in which residents are invited to take part in. [4]

Trivia

Another photo of New Yorkers enjoying Central Park

Central Park was not a part of the New York City's original plan. However, between 1821 and 1855, New York City nearly quadrupled in population. Since it was not part of the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, John Randel, Jr., surveyed the park and the only remaining surveying bolt from his survey is still visible. The bolt is in a rock just north of the Dairy and the 65th Street Transverse and south of Center Drive.

Between 1860 and 1873, most of the major hurdles to construction were overcome, and the park was substantially completed. Construction combined the modern with the ageless: up-to-date steam-powered equipment and custom-designed wheeled tree moving machines augmented massive numbers of unskilled laborers wielding shovels. The work was extensively documented with technical drawings and photographs. During this period, more than 18,500 cubic yards of topsoil had been transported in from New Jersey, because the original soil was not fertile or substantial enough to sustain the various trees, shrubs, and plants called for by the Greensward Plan.

Central Park is one of the most famous sightseeing spots in New York City. It is bordered on the north by Central Park North, on the south by Central Park South, on the west by Central Park West, and on the east by Fifth Avenue. The park receives 35 million visitors annually. [5]


References

  1. Trulia
  2. City Reality
  3. Corcoran
  4. New York City Department of Sanitation
  5. Wikipedia


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