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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
$2,931
Avg. Price / ft2
N/A
Avg. Price / ft2

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
 

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 constructed in 1884 and, though it has undergone extensive renovations, still maintains much of its original character. Units range from 3 to 10 rooms and many have fireplaces; residents are also granted access to a private center courtyard.

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

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Garden
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Courtyard
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked
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Apartments for Sale at 1 West 72nd Street (7)

7
Available Apts
$1.2M - $25M
Price Range
$2,931
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 1 West 72nd Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$35,000
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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

Broker & Buyer Comments

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Subways

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

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$300K - $9.5M
Price Range
$2,900
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 371 Available for Sale
  • $2,464 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,631,586 Avg. Price
  • $2,095,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Time Warner Center Apt PH80 | $75,000,000
    Price / ft2 $8,824
  2. Least Expensive 17 West 108th Street Apt 89 | $150,000
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  • 88 Available for Rent
  • $93 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $11,058 Avg. Price
  • $5,025 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Time Warner Center Apt 75CE | $79,000
    Price / ft2 $209
  2. Least Expensive Robin Court Apt 1B | $1,950
    Price / ft2 $66

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Alternate Address

  • 121 Central Park West

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