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Top 10 NYC Condos with Best Central Park Views

Central Park, a 1.3-square-mile oasis within Manhattan’s densely-packed grid, serves New Yorkers from all walks of life. However, only the luckiest apartment dwellers may sip their morning coffee while soaking in views of the green canopy that stretches outside the window. CityRealty’s top condo picks offer the finest pads for the grandest Central Park views.

#1 - 111 West 57th Street

Condo in Midtown West

The country’s second-tallest apartment building is near-perfectly centered upon the Park, which stretches in full view from nearly every unit in the 82-story supertall skyscraper.

#2 - Central Park Tower, 217 West 57th Street

Condo in Midtown West

The park comes into such prominent view from the tallest apartment building in the Western Hemisphere that it became the supertall skyscraper’s namesake. One-block proximity and clever massing ensure that even lower-level units boast unobstructed views of the Park.

#3 - One57, 157 West 57th Street

Condo in Midtown West

The original supertall at Billionaires’ Row competes with 111 West 57th for the most centrally-located viewpoint of the Park, while its 1,005-foot height and floor-to-ceiling windows offer comparably breathtaking views.

#4 - 220 Central Park South

Condo in Midtown West

The classically-styled apartment complex emulates the famed opulence of pre-war buildings along the Park, and offers direct park views not only from the broad, 925-foot tower, but also from the oversized windows at the 18-story Villa that sits directly at Central Park South.

#5 - 432 Park Avenue

Condo in Midtown East

The 85-story,1,397-foot supertall stands several blocks away from the Park, yet it soars so high above the skyscraper crowd that the ten-foot windows at most upper-level units open upon panoramic views of the coveted green rectangle at the center of Manhattan.

#6 - 15 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

The two-building complex ranks among the city’s most prestigious residences not only because of its exquisite traditional design by preeminent architect Robert A.M. Stern, luxurious amenity package, and star-studded celebrity resident list, but also thanks to its expansive views of the Park that sits across the street.

#7 - 1 Central Park West

Condo in Central Park West

When the Time Warner Center rose across the street in 2004, the controversial-as-ever reality TV star responded in signature, in-your-face style. A three-story tall sign atop his tower faced the new neighbor and proclaimed, "Your views aren't so great, are they? We have the real Central Park views and the address! Best wishes, 'The Donald!" The boast was as brash as it was valid, since the 583-foot tower at 1 Central Park West indeed offers some of the city’s grandest park panoramas.

#8 - The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue

Co-op in Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

The Pierre, which opened in 1930 at 5th Avenue and East 61st Street as a luxury hotel, has since transformed into a luxury co-op. Regardless of its role, the 44-story tower has always retained some of the city’s most rarified Central Park vistas.

#9 - 1214 Fifth Avenue

No fee rental in East Harlem

The 42-story rental tower near the park’s northern section ranks among Manhattan’s tallest buildings above 59th Street, and offers a unique Uptown park panorama that stretches from the distant Midtown skyline to the south to the nearby Harlem to the north.

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#10 - 111 Central Park North

Condo in Harlem

111 Central Park North is the uptown answer to Billionaires’ Row. Its 18-story height pales in comparison to the supertalls on the park’s opposite end, yet here at Harlem’s doorstep it ranks among the tallest high-rises. Floor-to-ceiling windows at the south facade fill the interiors with sunshine and sweeping park views.