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55 Central Park West

At The Southwest corner of West 66th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1929
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 109
    Total Floors 19
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2


Designed by the renowned architects Schwartz and Gross, 55 Central Park West was built in 1929 and is landmarked and prominently featured on the National Register of Historic Places. Colloquially remembered as the 'Ghostbusters Building," the building's Art Deco exterior is distinguished by pointed finials and transitioning brick from a dark red to a yellow tone. The lobby restoration was awarded the 2019 Stanford White Award for Historic Preservation from the Institute for Classical Architecture.

Amenities include a superintendent, full-time door staff, landscaped and furnished roof terrace, bicycle and playroom, laundry facility, individual storage (when available), and is pet and pied-a-terre friendly. The building is close to Lincoln Center, home to the world famous Metropolitan Opera, Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, and several subway and bus lines.


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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Landmarked
  • Live-In Superintendent


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #16 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #10 Rated co-op - Central Park West

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the city's authentic and important Art Deco gems, this 20-story apartment house is noted for its rakish, fluted finials and its subtle shading of bricks, which range from dark red at the base to pale beige at the top.

It was built by Earle and Calhoun on a site formerly occupied by a 9-story apartment building." Read Carter's Full Review
  • Prime location
  • Very distinctive entrance marquee
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Pet friendly
  • 24-hour doorman
  • Bicycle room
  • Park views
  • Major Art Deco tower
  • Close to Subway
  • Traffic
  • No roof deck
  • No health club
  • No concierge
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More Neighborhood Info


  1. 1
at Broadway 0.18 miles
  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.26 miles
  1. D
  2. A
at Central Park West and 60th 0.31 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
at Broadway 0.45 miles

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
Avg. Price
Based on 4 Sales

Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$1.3M - $4.8M
Price Range
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 195 Total Sales
  • $1,501 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,261,882 Avg. Price
  • $1,150,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 1819B | $46,670,000
    Price / ft2 $8,319
  2. Least Expensive 2 West 90th Street Apt 2D | $375,000
    Price / ft2 $1,071

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