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The Prasada, 50 Central Park West

between West 64th Street & West 65th Street   |    Central Park West

The Prasada - 50 Central Park West
86

The Prasada, 50 Central Park West has received a CityRealty Rating of 86, 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

27
Out of 44
+
28
Out of 36
+
22
Out of 39
+
9
=
86
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:
Poorly Done 0 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 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
  • #12 Rated co-op - Upper West Side
There are currently no apartments available
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 5 BEDS $22,100,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Aug 27, 2016
 

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 1
    1
    • 66th Street - Lincoln Center (at Broadway) (0.18 miles)
     
  2. 2
    2
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.48 miles)
     
  3. 3
    3
    • 72nd Street (at Broadway) (0.48 miles)
     
  4. B
    B
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.26 miles)
     
  5. D
    D
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.26 miles)
     
  6. N
    N
    • 57th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.49 miles)
     
  7. Q
    Q
    • 57th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.49 miles)
     
  8. R
    R
    • 57th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.49 miles)
     
  9. A
    A
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.26 miles)
     
  10. C
    C
    • 59th Street (at Central Park West and 60th) (0.26 miles)
     

The Prasada Overview

Erected in 1907 by Franklin and Samuel Haines and designed by Charles W. Romeyn and Henry R. Wynne, the Prásáda originally was a delightful French Second Empire-style apartment house.

In 1919, however, its mansard roof was removed and the top floor slightly expanded to its current configuration which is relatively flush with the next two highest floors. As a result, the building's composition has been seriously tampered with and truncated, although the alteration does not leave visible scars as in some of the more outrageous instances of cornice removal in the city.

The undeniable exterior charm of this structure, however, remains otherwise largely intact.

It is most distinguished by its grand entrance that has four large, two-story banded columns that support a cartouche with the engraved name of the building above the entrance steps that lead to a semi-circular loggia entrance. The first floor windows are arched and very large and the ground floor has a "dry" moat. Most of the fourth floor has balustrated balconies. The fourth through the ninth floors have angled bay windows at the edges of the building.

In his fine book, "Luxury Apartment Houses of New York, An Illustrated History," (Dover Publications Inc., 1992), Andrew Alpern finds the architects to have been "heavy-handed at best" in this building, which may be true as far as being pure to French Second Empire style but perhaps far too critical a judgment by New York City standards as this is a very impressive structure.

"Beginning at the third floor and going up," Alpern wrote, "the façade presents stiffly academic interpretations of classical French detailing in inelegant combinations.... The upper floors offer pseduo-French casement windows with vestigial iron balcony railings, pressed-steel spandrels and a cornice supported on voluted and floriated consoles. Above the cornice are two more stories. Originally there was an elaborately detailed mansard roof embellished with ornament...

Carter Horsley's Review
of The Prasada, 50 Central Park West

Carter Horsley's Building Review
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Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1973
  • FT Doorman
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Cross-town buses to East Side run on 65th Street
  • Two fireplaces in each apartment
  • Wainscotting in all apartments and most also have two maid's rooms and butler's pantry
  • Convenient to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  • Fabulous and impressive entrance
  • Many bay windows
  • Spectacular views of Central Park
  • Spacious apartments
  • Pre-war construction
  • Doorman

Cons

  • No garage
  • No health club
  • Heavy traffic as building is at entrance to eastbound Central Park transverse road
  • Altered roof ruined architectural composition of the building
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Popularity Stats

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#25 Most viewed co-op in Upper West Side (past 30 days).

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  • 266 Total Sales
  • $1,461 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,449,135 Avg. Price
  • $1,350,000 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $5,048
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