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There are 5 apartments for sale/rent in this building (last updated on Oct 19, 2021)

The Bancroft, 40 West 72nd Street

Between Columbus Avenue & Central Park West

Description of The Bancroft

The Bancroft is an Italian Renaissance palazzo-style prewar building built in 1926 and converted to a full-service coop in 1984 with 15 floors and 142 apartments. The building features a full-time doorman and offers storage space ($300 annually), a bike room, and a laundry room. Pets, pieds-a-terre, guarantors, and co-purchasing are permitted.

The Bancroft is located at 40 West 72nd Street near Central Park, top-rated restaurants, cool coffee shops, chic shopping, and gourmet supermarkets like Trader Joe's, Citarella, and Fairway. Nearby public transportation includes the B/C and 1/2/3 trains and crosstown buses going in all directions.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 1926
    Converted Year 1984
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 140
    Total Floors 16
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2
$94
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

Apartments for Sale at 40 West 72nd Street (4)

4
Available Apts
$429K - $2.9M
Price Range
$1,397
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 40 West 72nd Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$1,950
Prices Start At
$94
Avg. Price / ft2
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The Bancroft: Rating

18
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 18 / 44

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24
Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

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10
Out of 39

Features Rating: 10 / 39

=
52

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
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Bancroft

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This pleasant, mid-block, Italian Renaissance-palazzo style, apartment building was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1984.

It has a very distinctive cornice that is colored blue beneath its arches. The building has a three-story limestone base with a canopied entrance and arched windows on the second floor. It has a concierge and permits protruding air-conditioners. It has no health club, no balconies and no garage." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Concierge
  • Distinctive cornice with blue arches
  • Pleasant pre-war building
  • Half a block from Central Park
  • Canopied Entrance
  • Half a block from subway
  • Close to several landmarks
  • Convenient to many restaurants and boutiques
Cons
  • No Balconies
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Many apartments
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.11 miles
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.24 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,499,000
Avg. Price
Based on 4 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$590K - $3.2M
Price Range
$1,375
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 392 Available for Sale
  • $2,252 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,442,375 Avg. Price
  • $1,765,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Deutsche Bank Center, 25 Columbus Circle Apt PH80 | $49,900,000
    Price / ft2 $6,031
  2. Least Expensive 17 West 108th Street Apt 107 | $225,000
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  • 56 Available for Rent
  • $93 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $9,870 Avg. Price
  • $4,900 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Deutsche Bank Center, 25 Columbus Circle Apt 75CE | $59,500
    Price / ft2 $157
  2. Least Expensive The Bancroft, 40 West 72nd Street Apt 31B | $1,950
    Price / ft2 $94
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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  • 287 Total Sales
  • $1,517 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,410,040 Avg. Price
  • $1,225,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 15 Central Park West Apt 1819B | $46,670,000
    Price / ft2 $8,319
  2. Least Expensive 4 West 101st Street Apt 61 | $335,000
    Price / ft2 $744

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