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2000 Broadway, New York City, NY


The Copley on Broadway
Building Information
Developer Capri Devlopment
Architect Davis, Brody & Associates
Management Company Cooper Square Reality
Number of Units 163
Number of Floors 28
Year Built 1985
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof Tar and Gravel
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2000 Broadway, New York City, New York
Distance to Public Transit Less than a block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C4-7
Title of Land Condominium



The unassuming Copley building

Upon first glance, one might confuse The Copley building with a hotel or hospital. Don't be fooled by its rounded curves or the lack of balconies. The Copley is indeed a condominium building.

It is a modest building with a less than modest address as it is right on Broadway. Located in the Upper West Side, this building is close to Lincoln Square, Central Park, as well as a host of shops and restaurants, not to mention a subway station steps from its door.

The Upper West Side is considered to be a cultural and intellectual hub in Manhattan. It is home to many professionals who work in more commercial areas such as Midtown and Lower Manhattan.

The Copley is a low key building that likely attracts residents who prefer to maintain a low profile though enjoy the convenience and excitement of living in Manhattan.

Constructed in 1985, the Copley offers a modern alternative to Upper West Side living in a community known for having some of the oldest buildings in New York City. With the top floors and rooftop patio featuring views of Central Park and the Hudson River, Copley has something for every New Yorker, including former Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark.


The Upper West Side didn't become a popular place to live until the turn of the 20th century. By this point, land in Manhattan was beginning to become scarce. Also, electricity was finding its way to the outer reaches of Manhattan, including The Upper West Side. This enabled developers to experiment with a new invention, the electric elevator. This convenience enabled buildings to be built taller and marketed to more affluent demographics. This service improvement coincided with subway access to the area which accelerated development in the neighborhood.

Fast forward 85 or so odd years to the development of the Copley, a modern development in a community where most buildings predate the Great Depression. The Copley is within walking distance of Central Park as well as numerous subway stations. Its location on Broadway means that shops and cafes are close at hand as is the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Located near the intersection of Amsterdam Avenue, one of New York City's original streets, and Broadway, the Copley's location offers residents an interesting mix of shopping, dining and nightlife that is sure to keep even the busiest New Yorker satisfied.[1]


A rear shot of the Copley

The Copley is a 28 story 163 unit concrete structure. Its defining feature are its round corners coupled with its beige stucco facade giving the building an art deco inspired look. When developers constructed it they left individual patios off their list.

However, they included just about every other amenity one could hope to have in a Manhattan address. This includes underground parking, something that's rare in even the most modern New York City developments.

Units range in size from studios to three bedrooms. Also, its 4,800 square four bedroom penthouse is on the market for $16 million, though the unit is subject to a $22 million lien (Duly forewarned). The Copley also has a rooftop patio and indoor swimming pool. Many of the units have since been renovated. [2]

Layout and Features

The Copley offers residents their choice of units from studio suites to the four bedroom penthouse with a $22 million lien. These units feature:

  • High ceilings
  • Parquet floors
  • Modern kitchens
  • Marble bathrooms
  • Large amount of storage

Floor Plans

The units at Copley come in a number of configurations, four of which are shown below.


Amenities at Copley's includes

  • 24 hour concierge
  • Health club
  • 40 foot swimming pool
  • Private garden
  • Roof deck
  • Children's play area
  • Parking garage


Copley Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues No

  • Pets are welcome at The Copley building
  • Rentals are permitted
  • There are no restrictions on age in terms of sale or rentals
  • Barbecues are not allowed at The Copley as units lack outdoor patios


Built in 1985, The Copley does not have the sustainable features that began to be implemented in construction during the next few decades.

The Copley is inherently sustainable, merely by its location on Broadway. There are multiple subway stations within walking distance and most errands can be accomplished on foot. Though The Copley does have a parking garage, residents won't be needing it since they are already living in a central part of town.

The City of New York is one of the leaders in terms of the recycling programs they offer. This includes the recycling of electronics and composting. For additional information on these and other programs, a link has been provided in the References Section of this article.[3]


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The Copley's most famous resident to date was late Def Leppard guitarist Steve Clark. Def Leppard enjoyed is greatest success when Clark was in the band. He died as a result of his alcoholism in 1991. He was only 30 years old. Clark owned a condominium in The Copley before his death.

Broadway is one of New York City's original streets. It started as a trail carved out by Manhattan's original inhabitants, the Native Americans. In the 18th century, Broadway ended at the town commons north of Wall Street, where traffic continued up the East Side of the island via Eastern Post Road and the West Side via Bloomingdale Road.

In 1880, a stretch of Broadway between Union Square and Madison Square was illuminated by Brush arc lamps, making it among the first electrically lit streets in the United States. By the 1890s, the portion from 23rd Street to 34th Street was so brightly illuminated by electrical advertising signs, people began calling it "The Great White Way." When the theater district moved uptown, the name was transferred to the Times Square area.[4]


  1. Real Estate
  2. Point 2 Homes
  3. New York City Department of Sanitation
  4. Wikipedia

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