35 West 92nd Street
35 West 92nd Street, New York City, NY
|35 West 92nd Street|
Exterior of 35 West 92nd Street
|Architect||George G. Miller|
|Number of Units||88|
|Number of Floors||13|
|Type of Roof||IRMA|
|35 West 92nd Street, New York City, NY|
|Distance to Public Transit||Within one block|
|Region||New York City|
|Municipality||New York City|
|Title of Land||Cooperative|
The attractive brick-clad structure situated at 35 West 92nd Street is a historic residential building under a cooperative ownership structure which has been given landmark status by the city to aid in its preservation.
This pre-war building provides 88 residences over its 13 levels. It was built in 1931 and was converted to a cooperative in 1987 during a decade of a construction boom when many residential high-rise buildings were being built. Many were so slim that the term “sliver” towers came to be. This building provides a mid-rise structure with the a characteristic charm of the old-world.
The building also provides an ideal location in the Upper West Side in the Central Park West neighborhood, only half a block west of the edge of Central Park. The Upper West side is known collectively for providing upper-class residential neighborhoods with cleanliness, refinement, and luxurious settings. Many of the artistic and intelligentsia of New York City, call the Upper West Side home, often commuting to Midtown Manhattan for their professions.
The building offers a simple lobby with a small waiting area and concierge, as well as two fully-attended elevators, a common laundry facility, nursery, common storage and a bicycle room. In-unit washer and dryer units are allowed, as well as pets and sublets. Owners can purchase with up to 75% financing.
Situated on West 92nd Street, a tree-lined street, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West which borders Central Park, 35 West 92nd Street provides a central and convenient location nearby shopping, restaurants, outdoor attractions, and public transportation.
Just half a block from the highly-visited, tourist attractions that Central Park has to offer, residents can enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities virtually at their doorstep: Central Park alone offers biking, horseback riding, jogging and walking routes, ice skating, sports fields, the Central Park Zoo, sight seeing, gardens, and much more.
Other nearby outdoor places include Sol Bloom Playground, Saint Gregory's Park, Frederick Douglass Playground, and Happy Warrior Playground. Residents can also walk a few blocks west of the building towards the Hudson River and find dog-friendly, outdoor areas and the green-way along the Hudson River which is great for cycling or walking.
The Upper West Side is known for offering upper class public and private schools. Some schools that are within the catchment of 35 West 92nd Street include Lilian Weber School, Manhattan School for Children, Anglo American International School, Columbia Grammar Prep School. Columbia University, which is situated in Morningside Heights, is just a quick drive north of the building or is easily accessible by the metro. The nearest metro subway station is located three blocks north at 96th Street and Central Park West. There are more than 30 different public transportation stations within the area.
Designed by the architect George G. Miller, 35 West 92nd Street exhibits many attractive design features that only just begin with its strong brick appearance that marries the sense of durability with softness.
Constructed in 1930, the building was built with concrete and durable building techniques that have been proven by the building’s long standing strength. With 13 floors, the cooperative structure stands as a mid-rise at 36.58 meters tall.
The front exposure of the building that faces West 92nd Street features many columns of windows, which alternate from large, wide picture windows, to smaller, narrower windows. The top levels of the building offer a front and two side setbacks that provide for private roof terraces in the penthouse units, and also lend to a slightly tapered roof-line, where a slight overhang is also provided to deter water ingress.
The green canopied lobby entrance is situated on the tree-lined West 92nd Street, and features dark-red brick at the building’s base with limestone detailing around the lobby entrance doorway. There is also some sidewalk landscaping.
Layout and Features
Many different sized layouts can be found at 35 West 92nd Street, including one to three bedroom residences, many of which also offer large outdoor terraces. Old-world charm and character can be found in the originality of the interior features, from the high beamed ceilings to the solid hardwood floors and functional floor plans.
Large windows are found in each of the residences, which allow for ample natural light to flow through the spaces; some of the residences have had their oak floor refinished, accomplishing both a modern and classic appearance.
Many of the homes have also undergone their own individual upgrades with modern finishes. In some of the floor plans, walls have been taken down or opened up to create a more open, modern layout with kitchens that are open to the living areas. Kitchen islands are commonly added to the separation.
Black granite counter tops, cherry kitchen cabinetry, and stainless steel appliances are other common kitchen upgrades. Other floor plans offer galley style, windowed kitchens, and all floor plans feature well-proportioned bedrooms.
Over 30 floor plans are available for 35 West 92nd Street. Here is a brief overview:
Amenities offered at 35 West 92nd Street include:
- 24 Hour Attended Elevator
- Bicycle Room
- Laundry Room
- Common Storage Room
- Live in Super
|35 West 92nd Street Bylaws|
- The building is pet-friendly
- Sublets are allowed
- There are no age restrictions
35 West 92nd Street is a low-energy building made with durable and long-lasting concrete and brick materials. The building has required little maintenance during its lifetime and its roof overhang helps to prevent water ingress sustaining its lifetime further.
The building creates a community with its residents without high-energy amenities like an indoor pool or sauna, but encourages its residents to enjoy the many local establishments that lie just a few steps outside the door of the building.
There are also many different public transit options, including the convenient metro line, and car share programs that utilize low-emission vehicles for longer commutes.
Some of the residences in the building have been upgraded with the following sustainable features:
- Energy star rates appliances, some with gas cooking
- Low-energy light sources throughout
- Sustainable hardwood and stone materials
- Water conscious bathroom fixtures
Residents can also increase the sustainability of their lifestyles by adding a recycling component to their kitchens, eating and shopping and the local establishments, and taking advantage of public transportation for their commuting needs.
- Nearby 35 West 92nd Street is an outdoor playground which is allegedly named after a person of historic influence: Sol Bloom Playground.
- Sol Bloom was an American politician and son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who moved to San Francisco. Sol Bloom ended up living in New York. He began his career as an entertainment face and sheet music publisher, and ended up serving fourteen terms in the United States House of Representatives until 1949. Bloom's history, however, is much more enriched with other arts aside from politics.
- Bloom had a knack for theater. He was first introduced to theater production - and soon became a theater manager - in his early teenage years. The young Bloom was kept busy staging boxing matches featuring names like "Gentleman Jim" Corbett. Bloom established his well-known reputation when he was 23 years old. In 1893, Bloom developed the mile-long Midway Plaisance at the World's Columbian Exposition that was held in Chicago. Midway Plaisance was an exhibition that presented an icy Beaux Arts splendor arranged around its "Court of Honor." After Bloom's successful role in developing the fair in the name of Mayor Carter Harrison, Sr., the Mayor himself was assassinated only days before the fair was closed. Bloom then rose as a political figure in Chicago's tough First Ward among the Democratic party, with names like "Bathhouse" John Coughlin and "Hinky Dink" Kenna.
Along with the Sol Bloom Playground honoring his name, Sol Bloom's papers from 1935 to 1949 are kept at the New York Public Library.
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