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444 Central Park West

At The Northwest corner of East 104th street   |    Central Park West

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1929
  • 123 Apartments
  • 19 Floors
$1,472 Avg. Price / Ft2
$47 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,328,333 3
  • 2 BEDS $1,720,829 3
  • 3 BEDS $2,565,472 3
  • Avg. Price based on 9 closings during past 12 months Last updated Nov 18, 2017
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$1,383 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

80

444 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 80, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

26
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
80
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
No Canopy 1 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • #37 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #19 Rated co-op - Central Park West
How was this building rated?

This handsome 19-story red-brick apartment building at 444 Central Park West, was erected on the northwest corner of 104th Street in 1929.

It has 123 apartments and was converted by Curtis Katz to a cooperative in 1976.

It was designed by Boak & Paris whose other buildings include 5, 22, 100 and 315 Riverside Drive, 5 West 86th Street, 336 West End Avenue, 45 Christopher Street, and the Brevoort East Apartments.

A July 15, 2001 article in The New York Times by Christopher Gray was devoted to Boak & Paris. It said that Russell M. Boak and his partner Hyman F. Parisworked both worked as draftsmen in the office of Emery Roth and that's how they ended up founding their own firm in 1927.

"Their early work included the apartment house at the northeast corner of 106th Street and Broadway. In the 1930's, though, their work became more inventive. They gave 315 Riverside Drive (designed in 1930 at 104th Street) definite Art Deco overtones, including strips of half-round molded brick running up the façade and unusual window grills with stylized floral motifs. In 1932 Boak & Paris designed a pink and black terra cotta movie house on Broadway near 99th Street - now the Metro Theater, formerly the Midtown."

He continutes: "In 1933 they did their first building for Samuel Minskoff, an apartment house at 3 East 66th Street. Many elements of their later work appear there: elegant window grills of iron with brass trim; multicolored terrazzo floors of geometric style; varicolored marble lobby fireplaces; dropped living rooms; neo-Classical details reworked in modern style; sophisticated molded plaster ceiling decoration; and elaborate iron and brass entry doors, also in modern style."

Unfortunately, Boak and Paris split up in 1942. Gray notes that Boak entered into a new partnernship with Thomas O. Raad in 1944, two years after his original partner retired. Gray notes that the new duo also contributed some inventive architecture to the city, specifically...

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. C
  2. B
at Central Park West 0.07 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway and 104th 0.41 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

444 Central Park West Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This handsome 19-story red-brick apartment building at 444 Central Park West, was erected on the northwest corner of 104th Street in 1929." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Art Deco ornamentation with pelicans
  • Close to Subway
  • Some arched windows
  • Handsome pre-war building
  • Overlooks Central Park
  • Some terraces
  • Doorman
Cons
  • No garage
  • Inconsistent fenestration
  • Protruding air-conditioners
  • No roof deck
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444 Central Park West - 10 year Sales History

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444 Central Park West 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,871,545
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444 Central Park West Alternate Addresses

  • 1-3 West 104th Street
  • 441 Central Park West

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 200 Available for Sale
  • $1,736 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,467,545 Avg. Price
  • $1,797,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Beresford Apt 16B17AB | $29,500,000
    Price / ft2 $4,214
  2. Least Expensive 4 West 101st Street Apt 5 | $310,000
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  • 31 Available for Rent
  • $62 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,688 Avg. Price
  • $3,700 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Bolivar Apt PH16K | $28,000
    Price / ft2 $140
  2. Least Expensive 17 West 64th Street Apt 6E | $1,995
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  • 254 Total Sales
  • $1,437 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,458,110 Avg. Price
  • $1,360,750 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The San Remo Apt 2627C | $45,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 46 West 71st Street Apt GA | $206,000
    Price / ft2 $515

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