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The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

At The Northwest corner of Central Park West   |    Central Park West

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1882
  • 103 Apartments
  • 10 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $1,695,000 1
  • 2 Beds $6,995,000 2
  • 3 Beds $10,000,000 1
  • Last updated Oct 17, 2017
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$2,910 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

99

The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 99, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

37
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
10
=
99
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Individual Designation 2 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
Yes 1 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
14 or more Feet 4 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #1 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
  • #1 Rated co-op - Central Park West
How was this building rated?

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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Nearby Subway Stations

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

Carter Horsley's Review

The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street 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." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

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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The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street Alternate Address

  • 121 Central Park West

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  • 194 Available for Sale
  • $1,736 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,617,240 Avg. Price
  • $1,962,500 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $4,214
  2. Least Expensive 4 West 101st Street Apt 5 | $310,000

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