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The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

At The Northwest corner of Central Park West

Key Details

  • Year Built 1882
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Central Park West
  • Total Apartments 103
    Total Floors 10
    Doorman FT Doorman
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

Perhaps the most famous New York City co-operative apartment building, the Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street has long been home to celebrities because of its spacious residences, prime Central Park location and storied history.

The Dakota sits just to the west of Central Park and sports an instantly recognizable façade. It was designed by Henry J. Hardenbergh and completed in 1884. Though it has undergone extensive renovations, the building still maintains much of its original character, including the ornate finials and gothic gables. Units range from 3 to 10 rooms and many have fireplaces; residents are also granted access to a private center courtyard and a new fitness center.

A white-gloved, full-time doorman greets owners and guests at the Dakota, which offers expansive Central Park views, the highest level of privacy and security, and concierge service. It is also located near many notable restaurants and retail stores.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked

Apartments for Sale at 1 West 72nd Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$6.8M - $25M
Price Range
$3,083
Avg. Price / ft2
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Rating

37
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 37 / 44

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31
Out of 36

Location Rating: 31 / 36

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21
Out of 39

Features Rating: 21 / 39

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10
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99

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
  • #1 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #1 Rated co-op - Central Park West
 

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Dakota at 1 West 72nd Street at Central Park West is the city's most legendary apartment building, a massive, fortress-like building with a large center courtyard, very large apartments with very high ceilings and very high profile residents.

When it was built in 1884, it towered over the Upper West Side and was an immediate success with all its apartments rented on opening day." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Legendary address
  • Doorman
  • Impressive wainscoting
  • Many fireplaces
  • Four separate lobbies at corners of courtyard
  • Large center courtyard with fountain
  • Impressive entrance
  • Prestigious resident roster
  • Sensational Central Park views
  • Very high ceilings
  • Very spacious apartments
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Several blocks from cross-town buses
  • Not close to supermarket
  • Busy intersection
  • Tourist attraction for John Lennon fans
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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. B
  2. C
at Central Park West 0.08 miles
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
at Broadway 0.32 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,351,667
Avg. Price
Based on 3 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$300K - $9.8M
Price Range
$1,582
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 303 Available for Sale
  • $2,438 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,996,341 Avg. Price
  • $2,500,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Time Warner Center Apt PH80 | $62,500,000
    Price / ft2 $7,554
  2. Least Expensive 25 West 64th Street Apt 2F | $225,000
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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  • 160 Total Sales
  • $1,494 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,087,684 Avg. Price
  • $1,250,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Residences at the Mandarin Oriental Apt PH76B | $23,000,000
    Price / ft2 $4,767
  2. Least Expensive 2 West 90th Street Apt 2D | $375,000
    Price / ft2 $1,071

Famous Residents

 

Alternate Address

  • 121 Central Park West

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