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101 Central Park West

Between 70th & 71st Street

101 Central Park West

101 Central Park West, center, is just to the south of twin-towered Majestic

By Carter B. Horsley

This very attractive, dignified, red-brick apartment house has a prime Central Park West location and spectacular views of the park.

Built in 1930, the 19-story building was converted to a cooperative in 1953.

Entrance to 101 Central Park West

Entrance to the red-brick 101 Central Park West

Despite its occupying an entire blockfront, the building only has 101 apartments, most of them quite large with excellent layouts.

Its location a block south of the Majestic and two blocks south of the Dakota, two of Central Park West's most famous residential addresses, is wonderful because it has less noise and traffic and is a bit closer to Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts and midtown.

The building's facade is relatively plain for such a choice address, but well detailed and the building's watertank is attractively enclosed as well.

The building has a doorman, a concierge, spectacular views, but no balconies, no garage, no sundeck and no health club. It has inconsistent fenestration and no sidewalking landscaping.

It was developed by Abraham Bricken and designed by Schwartz & Gross. Its top has several teraces and the facades are nicely modulated with pilasters.

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