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Top 10 Condo Buildings on the Upper West Side

The Upper West Side is famed for its legendary co-ops such as the Dakota and the Beresford, yet the Central Park-adjacent neighborhood is also home to condominium buildings that offer an equal degree of luxury without the hassle of passing the co-op board’s vetting. CityRealty’s pick of the best condo buildings on the Upper West Side presents some of the finest living not only in the famed neighborhood, but also in New York City as a whole.

#1 - 15 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

When 15 Central Park West opened in 2008, it set sales records and attracted a star-studded resident roster, thanks to its location at Central Park’s doorstep, refined limestone facade designed by architect Robert A.M. Stern, and a crème de la crème amenity suite that includes round-the-clock concierge, elevator operators, in-unit catering by a full-time chef, and common areas such as an indoor pool with vaulted ceiling, a screening theater, 30 wine rooms, and more.

#2 - One Central Park, 25 Columbus Circle

Condo in Central Park West

The twin towers of the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle mark the junction of such prime addresses as Central Park South, Central Park West, Billionaires’ Row, and Broadway. The apartments at 25 Columbus Circle, in the south tower, boast sumptuous Central Park views, one of the city’s most expansive resident service packages, and in-building access to the fine dining, shopping, and concerts at the Jazz at the Lincoln Center.

#3 - The Apthorp, 2211 Broadway

Condo in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

Grand, three-story-high archways lead into the Apthorp’s courtyard, where two fountains adorn a formal garden. The century-plus-old landmark offers shared resident spaces such as a fitness center, children’s playroom, and a large roof deck. Many of the amply-sized units feature arched windows and fireplaces.


#4 - 1 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

When future-President Donald Trump bought the office tower at 1 Central Park West in the late 1980s, he hired esteemed architect Philip Johnson to upgrade the facade in a sleekly-modern style, opened a luxury hotel on the lower floors, and converted the upper levels into condos with some of the city’s finest Central Park views and all-inclusive services such as housekeeping and in-unit catering provided by Michelin Guide 3-star Jean-Georges restaurant in the hotel below.


#5 - Laureate, 2150 Broadway

Condo in Broadway Corridor

The Laureate’s limestone-clad base, classically-styled facade, grandly-organized layouts, and ornate balcony railings harken to the surrounding pre-war architecture, while floor-to-ceiling windows and amenities such as a fitness center, two children’s playrooms, and a roof terrace with a garden and a playground reflect cutting-edge contemporary living. The twenty-story building faces Broadway and sits within two blocks of both Central Park and Riverside Park.



#6 - Two Waterline Square, 30 Riverside Boulevard

Condo in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

Three top-tier architect firms (Richard Meier & Partners at One Waterline, KPF at Two Waterline, and Rafael Viñoly Architects at Three Waterline) erected a trio of jagged, undilating towers around a brand-new park that faces the Hudson River. The staggering amenity package includes one of the city’s finest resident-only gyms, which boasts a six-hoop basketball court, 30-foot rock climbing wall, tennis court, children’s soccer field, half-pipe skate park, squash court, yoga and boxing studios, and more.

#7 - 555 West End Avenue

Condo in Riverside Dr./West End Ave.

The 1908 edifice at 555 West End Avenue channels Hogwarts charm with a brick-and-stone facade adorned with Collegiate Gothic trim and twin eagle gargoyles beneath castle-like turrets at the pinnacle. In contrast to the name of architect William A. Boring, the landmarked building brimmed with mystery and excitement both in its former role as a high school and after its recent rebirth as a luxe condo, with sprawling, one-of-a-kind units such as the converted “library” duplex and vaulter-roofed “solarium” penthouse, and shared amenities such as a skylit gym and a bar-equipped game room.

#8 - Millennium Tower, 101 West 67th Street

Condo in Lincoln Center

54-story Millennium Tower dominates the Lincoln Square district and offers Central Park views from at least half of its apartments, while the rest look out onto broad panoramas of the Hudson River and the city skyline. The mixed-use skyscraper contains retail and a movie theater in its base, and offers resident access to an Equinox gym with a basketball court, group classes, a pool, a rock climbing wall, and a rooftop running track.

#9 - The Park Laurel, 15 West 63rd Street

Condo in Central Park West

Pyramid-topped Park Laurel evokes classic architecture through red brick and white stone accents. The slender, 40-story tower holds just 56 units, many of which span half to full floors and offer ample sunlight and views of nearby Central Park through broad windows. The building also offers resident amenities such as a children’s playroom and a fitness center.

#10 - Dahlia, 212 West 95th Street

Condo in Broadway Corridor

Dahlia is a 2020-finished Upper West Side condominium with 38 two-, three- and four-bedroom residences.  The elegant design by CetraRuddy Architects embodies the flower for which the building is named. Amenities include a large 5,100 square foot elevated terrace with a lounge area for adults and a play structure for kids, a music room, a fitness room with a yoga studio, 24-hour attended lobby, a children's playspace, a lounge, a game/tween room, a pet spa, private storage for purchase, bike storage and a covered parking garage offering 12 parking spaces for purchase. The building is close to both Central Park and Riverside Park and the express and local subway lines can be had at 96th Street and Broadway.