65 West 95th Street

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65 West 95th Street, New York City, NY

65 West 95th Street
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65 West 95th Street
Building Information
Architect Matthew W. Del Gaudio
Management Company Fenwick Keats Management, Inc.
Number of Units 71
Number of Floors 10
Year Built 1930
Construction Method Concrete
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65 West 95th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Less than 200 feet
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R-9
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

65 West 95th Street was build between 1928 and 1930, possibly in response to a building boom brought on by the opening of several subway lines in the area. The ten story building was constructed by architect Matthew W. Del Gaudio. In 1984, the building was renovated and converted to cooperatives. Despite the renovations, many of the prewar details were retained in both the units and public spaces of the building. Although it was built more than ten years later, 65 West 95th Street is very similar in style to neighboring 55 West 95th Street.


65 West 95th Street is located in the Upper West Side where many of the buildings are historical prewar properties. In order to protect the architectural heritage of the Upper West Side, numerous neighborhoods and buildings have been designated as Historical Sites. These designations started in the 1970s and have continued until today. Currently 65 West 95th Street is not designated as a historical property. The closest designated buildings are the 354 and 355 Central Park West Houses built from 1892-93 by Gilbert A. Schellenger. The closest Historic District is the Upper West Side-Central Park West Historic District, which only extends as far as 51 West 95th Street.[1]


Location

65 West 95th Street is located between Central Park West and Columbus on 95th Street in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City. The Upper West Side is considered a highly desirable residential area in New York City because of its low crime, good access to amenities, good schools, and nearness to Central Park.


The Upper West Side is great for walking or biking. There are many restaurants, shops, cultural institutions, and recreational centers nearby. Public transportation is easily accessible with subway and bus lines less than 200 feet from the building.


Central Park is only a few blocks away from the building and offers innumerable options for recreation and relaxation.[2]

Construction

The exterior of 65 West 95th Street

65 West 95th Street was constructed in 1930 by architect Matthew W. Del Gaudio. It was converted to condominiums in 1984.


The property is a concrete ten story building built on an H-shaped floor plan. It has a two-story stone base around the entire building. The main shaft has a dark brick facade on two sides of the building. There is a decorative band around the building between the ninth and tenth stories and a simple cornice at the top of the building.


The windows are placed evenly across the facade with smaller windows inter-spaced with larger ones. There is some simple ornamentation under the larger windows. The roof contains a communal terrace.[3]

Layout and Features

65 West 95th Street is a historic prewar building with amenities such as two elevators, a live-in superintendent, and a rooftop terrace. Many of the units have been renovated in recent years. The renovations have retained many of the prewar details such as high ceilings, original moldings, and hardwood floors. However, newer features have been added as well such as state-of-the-art appliances in the kitchen and glass and stone tile work.[4]

Units all include the following features:

  • Maple cabinets
  • Caesar Stone counter-top
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Porcelain and ceramic subway tile in the bathrooms
  • Silestone vanity tops
  • Brizo hardware
  • Solid wood floors
  • Prewar moldings

Floor Plans

65 West 95th Street has over 40 floor plans with one, two, and three bedroom units available. A sampling of these floor plans are below:


Amenities

Building amenities include:

  • Resident superintendent
  • Laundry room
  • 24-hour lobby attendant
  • Common roof terrace
  • Bike storage


Bylaws

65 West 95th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


  • This building allows pets
  • The building allows rentals
  • No age restrictions are placed on residents

Sustainability

65 West 95th Street was built in 1930 before the idea of sustainable housing was an issue for most consumers. However, more recent renovations of specific units and the public areas have kept sustainability in mind. If you are concerned about your carbon footprint, consider the following:

  • There are community gardens in nearby Central Park.
  • Renovations have installed energy-efficient appliances, heating, lighting, and windows in many of the units.
  • Bike storage is available in the building and the bike lanes in the area are excellent.
  • Public transportation is very convenient with several subway and bus lines just a few blocks away.
  • There are lots of restaurants, grocery stores, coffee shops, and other amenities within walking distance
  • There is a car share center less than a quarter of a mile away.[5]

Trivia

Kelli Konop, the co-producer of Juno owns a penthouse at 65 West 95th Street
  • 65 West 95th Street sold in a package with 55 West 95th Street and 150 West 87th Street for $67,200,000 in 2012.[6]
  • Hollywood producer Kelli Konop, executive vice president of Mandate Pictures, bought a penthouse at 65 West 95th Street in 2012. Konop has co-produced many films such as Juno, 50/50, Whip It, and Harold and Kumar. The former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Jay Walder was the former owner of the penthouse.[7]
  • The New York State American Institute of Architects has a annual Matthew W. Del Gaudio Service Award, named after Matthew W. Del Gaudio, the architect of 65 West 95th Street. The purpose of the Del Gaudio Service Award is to recognize outstanding and significant service by an AIANYS member to the profession through promoting the profession of architecture.[8]
  • The Center for the Study of Family Abuse has offices at 65 West 95th Street. The center offers counseling to battered women, abusers and other family members.

References

  1. Landmark West
  2. Walk Score
  3. City Realty
  4. Street Easy
  5. Walk Score
  6. Eastern Consolidated
  7. The Real Deal
  8. American Institute of Architects


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