410 Central Park West

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410 Central Park West, New York City, NY

410 Central Park West
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The understated simplicity of 410 Central Park West
Building Information
Developer 410 Central Park West Corp.
Architect Margon and Holder
Management Company Orsid Management
Number of Units 97
Number of Floors 16
Year Built 1928
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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410 Central Park West, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R8B
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

Front Exterior of 410 Central Park West

Built in 1928 and converted to its current cooperative structure in 1983, 410 Central Park West offers a historic, luxury residence overlooking the lush greenery of Central Park. Originally marketed as an apartment building by Mack & Davis Agents, 410 Central Park West was designed by architectural firm, Margon and Holder.

There are currently 97 residences offered over the building's 16 floors. This number, however, is constantly changing due to unit combinations. The building is currently owned by Catcendix Corp and managed by Neil Davidowitz of Orsid Realty.

Bordering one of the most highly-visited tourist attractions in North America, 410 Central Park West offers a sought-after Upper West Side neighborhood that is both convenient and central and nearby the city oasis for a quick getaway.[1]



Location

Situated on a corner lot at Central Park West and West 101st Street, the building shares the block with other residential buildings at 406 Central Park West, 407 Central Park West and 409 Central Park West. This stretch of road offers many lanes of two-way traffic, but maintains a neighborhood feel with Central Park's lush trees and greenery set directly to the east of the road. The building is across from the pond that is named the "Pool" in Central Park.

The building is within walking distance to the metro subway station at 103rd Street and Central Park West, just two blocks north, and is virtually at the doorstep to bus routes. There is another train entrance at 103rd Street and Broadway. There are many grocery stores and markets in the area, including a Whole Foods at Columbus Avenue and 98th Street.

Other nearby outdoor places include Frederick Douglass Playground, Happy Warrior Playground, Bloomingdale Playground, Straus Park, and Sol Bloom Playground. Schools that service the neighborhood include Edward A Reynolds West Side High School, Aichhorn School, Alfred E Smith School, The Mandell School, Holy Name of Jesus School, and De La Salle Academy.[2]

Construction

Overhang Detailing
Exterior Façade Detailing

This symmetrical, slim 16 story building is clad with a beige brick exterior façade and features terracotta detailing, especially near its base. The three story base is visually differentiated from the remainder of the story with the string-course and slight overhang at the structure's third story. There is also a string-course near the roof-line of the building.

The base features Romanesque detailing and terracotta flowers placed symmetrically between the windows. Both street-front exposures of the structure offer many vertical columns of picture windows as well as small narrow windows set between them. All of the windows in the building have recently been updated with new, energy-efficient, double-pane windows. The building also offers two passenger elevators.[3]

Layout and Features

Including the combined units, 410 Central Park West is comprised of studio to five bedroom residences, the majority of which are one bedrooms. Pre-war detail is featured in the nine to ten foot, beamed ceilings throughout the homes in the building.

Large bedrooms are common in each of the floor plans in the building, as well as relatively open living rooms with multiple windows. Many of the homes feature mosaic or herringbone hardwood floors, which are reminiscent of the building's history, while some have been updated with modern oak or cherry hardwood flooring.

Many kitchens have also undergone renovations, which commonly include granite or stone counter tops, custom wood or white lacquer cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and eat-in kitchen areas which are complimented by the natural light from the kitchen windows. All of the windows are updated, soundproof, and energy efficient, and many of the interiors feature expansive views of Central Park.

A particular penthouse in the building features French doors that lead to its private, irrigated, and landscaped wrap-around terrace which offer the best views in the building of both Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. This pet-friendly building offers through-wall air conditioning.[4]

Floor Plans

There are 21 floor plans available for 410 Central Park West. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities

Amenities offered at 410 Central Park West include:

  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • On-site Storage
  • Bike Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Live-in Super


Bylaws

410 Central Park West Bylaws
Pets Yes
Age No



  • 410 Central Park West is pet-friendly
  • Up to 80% financing is allowed
  • There are no age restrictions

Sustainability

The residents at 410 Central Park West are within walking distance to many daily amenities, outdoor areas, and schools, as well as many different public transportation routes. Aside from the bus stops at the building's doorstep, there is also a metro subway station just three blocks away that provides easy access to the surrounding neighborhoods.

With Central Park directly across the street, residents can take advantage of many outdoor activities without the necessity of daily vehicle commuting.

The building has been updated with double-pane windows that are energy-efficient and soundproof. This helps with the efficiency of interior heating and cooling, preventing heat-loss through the glass.

Many of the interiors have also been individually upgraded with energy-efficient and appliances and lighting, as well as sustainable hardwood and stone materials.

Trivia

The Chrysler Building during construction

The same year that 410 Central Park West was completed in 1928, the ground breaking of the famous Chrysler Building, designed by architect William Van Alen, also occurred. This was the same year that an intense building competition in New York City took place, where developers battled over who would win the title of the world's tallest skyscraper.

Although it was a dangerous job as a iron worker building these types of skyscrapers on beams in the air, and despite the frantic pace of the construction of the Chrysler Building with an average of four new floors per week, no workers died during its construction.

Upon completion of the building in 1930, the height of the building plus its rooftop spire named Chrysler Building as the tallest building in the world, even surpassing the Eiffel Tower as the tallest structure. As the first man-made structure taller than 1,000 feet, the Chrysler Building was passed by the Empire State Building less than one year after its completion, but it still holds title as the world's tallest steel-supported brick building. The building's design is considered a leading an example of the Art Deco architectural style.[5]

References

  1. NY Bits
  2. Walk Score
  3. Dwellings NYC
  4. Corcoran
  5. Wikipedia


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