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The Pythian

135 West 70th Street, between Columbus Avenue & Broadway   |    Broadway Corridor

The Pythian - 135 West 70th Street
  • Condo
  • Built in 1927
  • 84 Apartments
  • 11 Floors

The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 82, based on:

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$1,647 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$56 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 1
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.13 miles)
  2. 2
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.13 miles)
  3. 3
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.13 miles)
  4. B
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.26 miles)
  5. C
    • 72nd Street (at Central Park West) (0.26 miles)


One of the city's most interesting buildings, the Pythian at 135 West 70th Street between Broadway and Columbus Avenue is richly decorated in brightly colored, glazed terracotta embellishments depicting figures of antiquity. 

The mid-block building was designed by Thomas W. Lamb, one of the country's foremost designers of movie palaces, most of which, sadly, have been destroyed. One of his other works in New York is the Audubon Theater and Ballroom building on Broadway and 165th Street. 

Built in 1926, the Pythian was converted to a condominium in 1983 and contains 84 apartments. The conversion and restoration, designed by David Gura, altered the building's largely windowless façade by inserting many new windows, but it managed to retain most of its exuberant decorative features.

Carter Horsley's Review
of The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1983
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom


  • Unusual layouts
  • High ceilings
  • Doorman
  • Central Upper West Side location
  • Short walk to express subway station at Broadway and 72nd Street
  • Not far from Central Park
  • Not far from Lincoln Center
  • Delightful, fanciful and colorful terracotta decoration
  • Bicycle room
  • Storage facilities


  • No garage
  • No health club
  • No sundeck

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