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The Pythian, 135 West 70th Street

Between Columbus Avenue & Broadway

Key Details

  • Year Built 1927
    Converted Year 1983
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Broadway Corridor
  • Total Apartments 84
    Total Floors 11
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,199
Avg. Price / ft2
$46
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,255
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

28
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 28 / 44

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29
Out of 36

Location Rating: 29 / 36

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16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

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9
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82

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #44 Rated condo - Upper West Side
  • #11 Rated condo - Broadway Corridor
 

Description

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.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Basement Storage
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Bike Room
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Apartments for Sale at 135 West 70th Street (1)

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Available Apts
$1.3M
Price Range
$1,199
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"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. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Delightful, fanciful and colorful terracotta decoration
  • 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
  • Bicycle room
  • Storage facilities
Cons
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
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Subways

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.12 miles
  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.26 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,255
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$694.5K - $6.6M
Price Range
$1,608
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 395 Available for Sale
  • $1,703 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,435,400 Avg. Price
  • $1,365,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Laureate Apt PH1A | $19,950,000
    Price / ft2 $4,807
  2. Least Expensive 230 West 105th Street Apt 14F | $300,000
    Price / ft2 $462
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  • 138 Available for Rent
  • $66 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,594 Avg. Price
  • $3,800 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Two Ten West 77 Apt 17 | $27,950
  2. Least Expensive The Danielle Apt 7D | $1,985
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  • 349 Total Sales
  • $1,421 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,662,281 Avg. Price
  • $1,049,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 207W79 Apt PH | $13,121,375
    Price / ft2 $3,026
  2. Least Expensive 125 West 96th Street Apt 1C | $180,000

Alternate Address

  • 135-45 West 70 Street

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