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New York's ruthless real estate market delivers constant one-upsmanship as developers compete to build taller, design sleeker, and serve residents more luxuriantly than ever before. CityRealty's architecture critic Carter Horsley's definitive prestigious condo list, published in late 2018, already requires a thorough overhaul less than a year later. But as styles change, certain fundamentals, such as location, design, and amenities, continue to drive demand. Our updated Top 10 list catches the zeitgeist of what's hotter than hot among New York's condos in 2019.

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Ever since the Dakota arrived beside then-brand-new Central Park in 1884, Central Park West has reigned as the city's premier residential destination. The city's latest deluxe apartment towers at elite enclaves such as Billionaires' Row and Hudson Yards are taller, flashier, and oftentimes more expensive, yet the classic opulence and storied prestige at Central Park West remains unmatched. Though every single building on the esteemed promenade is worthy of consideration, CityRealty has picked the ten best buildings on the park's western edge.

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It doesn't hurt live across the street from Central Park, the city's most impressive museum or just steps away from a flurry of top shops and restaurants. There's really no secret to living in one of 5th Avenue's most coveted residential buildings-just very, very, very good credit.

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Just suppose you had a gigantic, shiny, metallic sculpture by Jeff Koons. Where would you put it? Aerial photographers would tell you to find an extremely large penthouse terrace on Sutton Place to show off your prized art work to your higher neighbors. The penthouse at the Pierre Hotel has a very large ballroom but quite small corner terraces with huge urns not filled with oil to ward off assaults. For some, the lure of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon results in loggias and pergolas such as can be found at 1040 Fifth Avenue and 15 Central Park West.

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New York sunsets illuminate a stunning bouquet of natural and man-made wonders - myriad rivers, bays, and harbors, the leafy canopy of Central Park, the peaks and valleys of the soaring skyline, and the rolling ridges of the Appalachian Mountains in the distance. CityRealty presents ten condo towers with a perfect setting for setting-sun serenity.

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