444 Central Park West

At Northwest Corner of West 104th Street   |    Central Park West

444 Central Park West
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1929
  • 123 Apartments
  • 19 Floors
67

444 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 67, based on:

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    • 103rd Street (at Broadway and 104th) (0.42 miles)
     
  2. B
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    • 103rd Street (at Central Park West) (0.07 miles)
     
  3. C
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    • 103rd Street (at Central Park West) (0.07 miles)
     

Overview

This handsome, 19-story, red-brick apartment building at 444 Central Park West on the northwest corner at 104th Street was erected in 1929.

It was designed by Boak & Paris whose other buildings include 5, 22, 100 and 315 Riverside Drive, 5 West 86th Street, 336 West End Avenue, 45 Christopher Street, the Brevoort East Apartments.

It has 123 apartments and was converted by Curtis Katz to a cooperative in 1976.

It has a very attractive one-story sandstone base and some sandstone window surrounds on the second and third floors. It has arched windows on the first floor and some on the third floor. Its attractive rooftop watertank enclosure has a crenellated top.

It has sidewalk landscaping but inconsistent fenestration and no garage.

It has a doorman and a canopied entrance and permits protruding air-conditioners.

A July 15, 2001 article in The New York Times by Christopher Gray was devoted to Boak & Paris. It said that Russell M. Boak worked as a draftsman in the office of Emery Roth and that his partner Hyman F. Paris also did and they founded their own firm in 1927.

"Their early work included the apartment house at the northeast corner of 106th Street and Broadway. In the 1930’s, though..., their work became more inventive. They gave 315 Riverside Drive (designed in 1930 at 104th Street) definite Art Deco overtones, including strips of half-round molded brick running up the façade and unusual window grills with stylized floral motifs. In 1932 Boak & Paris designed a pink...

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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Overlooks Central Park
  • Doorman
  • Handsome pre-war building
  • Canopied entrance
  • Some terraces
  • Some arched windows
  • Sidewalk landscaping

Cons

  • No garage
  • No roofdeck
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • Protruding air-conditioners

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