Articles on Upper West Side Condos

New Photos and Amenities Released for Upper West Side Gem, The Chamberlain

An exterior rendering of The Chamberlain 

The new Upper West Side luxury building, The Chamberlain, has just released new renderings that unveils the buildings high-end interior and amenities. The new, 17-story tower developed by Simon Baron Development and Quadrum Global, will hold 30 apartments on the former site of a parking garage.

Best New Developments to Hit the Market

Interior rendering of The Clare

The Clare

At 301 East 61st Street, the Real Estate Inverlad Development teamed up with Third Palm Capital and Architect Manuel Glas Architects to bring the newest and hottest condominium to the Upper West Side. The soon-to-be 10 story building will hold 30 apartments that will feature Porcelanosa finishes, white oak flooring, and 18-foot windows to maximize the residents views of the East River. A mix of studio to three-bedrooms will range from approximately 600 sqft to 3,043 sqft, pricing from $800 thousand to $8.9 million. There will be a four-bedroom triplex penthouse with skylights, high ceilings, and its own private terrace.

West End Avenue’s Sublime Charm

845 West End Avenue

When renowned architect Rosario Candela designed 915 West End Avenue in 1922,  it was designed in classic and elegant harmony with the rest of the stately, regal facades on the leafy riverside esplanade. Almost a century later, the stretch of the Upper West Side near Riverside Park is still a wondrously sublime respite from the usual cacophony of city life.

The Hurdles of an Upper West Side Conversion Condo

The condo conversion of a landmarked church in the Upper West Side might be stalling out.  The design team heading the renovation of 361 Central Park West, previously known as 1 West 96th Street, hasn’t received the approval of the necessary parties in order to commence construction on a building that renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern has described as, “one of the city’s most compelling religious structures in the Classical manner.”

Riverside Center: UWS New Construction Megaproject Gets Renderings

Rendering of Building Three's Interior [All images via 6sqft]

As with many cities, New York’s cityscape is constantly evolving.  This goes doubly true considering the bevy of new construction megaprojects rising up in Manhattan and waterfront Brooklyn and Queens.  Manhattan’s planned clusters of high-rises, which are sometimes divisively glassy in their aesthetics, approach their designs with the optimism of crystalline growth.

Restoring and Redesigning the Apthorp

The Apthorp in Manhattan's Upper West Side

The Apthorp is the epitome of elegance on the Upper West Side. Constructed in 1908, the Apthorp reflects the dignified architectural sensibilities of the time. It covers an entire block between 78th and 79th streets; a three-story rusticated base complements the smooth and sharp upper floors. The rectangular and arched windows, along with the ornate roof top cornice, exude a subtle complexity. Gold gazelle heads stick out of wrought-iron gates, which open into a large courtyard. The courtyard features gardens and matching fountains.

Upper West Side Brownstone Bought for $18,000 in 1960 Now Priced at $5 Million

Upper West Side Brownstone - Peggy Mann Houlton

As many of us already know, New York City today is barely recognizable when compared to how it was circa 1960. Streets, houses and entire neighborhoods have been renovated, altered or developed in such a way that boggles the mind of anyone old enough to remember the city that was. A brownstone on West 94th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, however, has stood the test of time and, through meticulous nurturing, skyrocketed in value. The Upper West Side house, originally bought in 1960 for $18,000 by author Peggy Mann Houlton and her husband William Houlton, is now worth upwards of $5 million. 

Top Five Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in the Upper West Side

Outdoor Dining Upper West Side

Like it or not, Summer will soon be coming to an end. The next couple of weeks could be your last chance to enjoy your food alfresco, so we've made your search a little bit easier. Here are our top five restaurants for outdoor dining in the Upper West Side.

The Evolution of the Upper West Side

Upper West Side Street

The Upper West Side is one of New York City’s oldest and most iconic neighborhoods. Its history is as unique as its architecture. In its early days, the Upper West Side was largely rural. Manufacturing moved into the area in the 1850’s, and by the end of the Nineteenth Century the Upper West Side was made up largely of crumbling factories, homeless shacks, saloons, and brothels. In 1890, Columbia University moved from Morningside Heights to the Upper West Side. The first subway was built in 1904; this brought the area an enormous amount of much needed business. Impressive homes and row houses began to emerge at the end of the Nineteenth Century, and this residential trend continued into 1900’s.

Family Friendly Chelsea

An eagle eye view of Chelsea

(Image courtesy of The Illadelph)

During much of its development, New York City catered to families by providing comfortable living space in its Upper East Side and Upper West Side neighborhoods. But with recent construction, change is coming to where families will be able to live in the Midtown to Lower Manhattan as developer Tamarkin Co. unveils news that they’re in current development of a condominium located in West Chelsea.