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101 Central Park West: Review and Ratings

between West 70th Street & West 71st Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 101 Central Park West by Carter Horsley

This handsome, 17-story, red-brick apartment building at 101 Central Park West between 70th and 71st Street was erected in 1929 and designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other Central Park West buildings include the Art Deco-style 55 and 336.

It was developed by Abraham Bricken whose other projects in the city included 1185 Park Avenue, also designed by Schwartz & Gross, and numerous office buildings in the Garment Center.

This building was converted to a co-operative in 1953 and has 96 apartments. Pied-a-terre's are not permitted. The Board will on a case by case basis consider applications by trusts.

Bottom Line

One block south of the Dakota and a major cross-town street, this very attractive, pre-war building with large apartments is also convenient to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and good public transportation. The location offers front row seats to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.


The building has a two-stone limestone base and handsome window surrounds on the third through the fifth floors.

The 13th through the 15th floors have three-story high stone pilasters near the building’s corners between bandcourses.

It permits protruding window air-conditioners.


The building has full-time doormen, a concierge and two elevators wings with elevator operators, a fitness center, a laundry and storage.  Cats and dogs are permitted.


Apartments have wood-burning fireplaces and high ceilings.

Apartment 14/15F is a six-bedroom duplex with a 19-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 28-foot-long living room, a 17-foot-wide library, a 16-foot-wide dining room and a 12-foot-long breakfast room, an 11-foot-wide pantry, a 12-foot-wide kitchen on the lower floor and four bedrooms, a gym and a staff bedroom on the upper floor.

Apartment 5B is a four-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 18-foot-long gallery/dining room, an 11-foot-wide office, a 13-foot-wide media room, a 20-foot-long, windowed kitchen and a 9-foot-long maid’s room.

Apartment 4A is a three-bedroom unit with a 12-foot-square entry foyer that leads in one direction to a 29-foot-long, corner living room and a 20-foot-long library and in the other to a 20-foot-long dining room and open kitchen.

Apartment 10E is a three-bedroom unit with a 16-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a corner, 29-foot-long living room and a 17-foot-long library in one direction and a 18-footlong dining room and an enclosed and windowed 16-foot-long kitchen with an island and a 13-foot-wide breakfast room and a 10-foot-wide maid’s room in the other.

Apartment 2C is a two-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 30-foot-long corner living room, a 21-foot-long den and a 21-footwide dining room.

Apartment 16G is a two-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 27-foot-long living room with a large terrace in one direction and a 21-foot-wide dining room with a terrace in the other with a 7-foot-long pantry, a 13-foot-wide, windowed kitchen and a 9-foot-wide maid’s room.



Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 32 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 20 / 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
  • #12 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #8 Rated co-op - Central Park West
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