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201 West 16th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 201 West 16th Street by Carter Horsley

This very handsome, 19-story, red-brick apartment building was erected in 1930. It was converted to a cooperative in 1984 and has 114 apartments.

The building, one of the most attractive, pre-war, residential buildings in Chelsea, has a two-story, limestone base with a canopied entrance, a part-time doorman, an attractive lobby, some terraces, a roof deck, and basement storage. It has no sidewalk landscaping, no health club and no garage and permits protruding air-conditioners.

The building has a prime Chelsea location not far from the Joyce Theater on Eighth Avenue, one of the city's most attractive venues for modern dance. It is convenient to the West Village and the Flatiron District, each with an abundance of restaurants and shops. There is excellent bus and subway service nearby at 14th Street.

In the late 1990s, the Chelsea neighborhood attracted a great many art galleries from SoHo and the opening of the Chelsea Piers, a large recreational facility along the Hudson River, also was important in revitalizing this area as was a rezoning for the former flower market district on the Avenue of the Americas, which led to the redevelopment of several parking lots in the mid-20s into luxury apartment buildings.

Not far from the "Ladies' Mile" historic district of large former department stores along the Avenue of the Americas, this area abounds in interesting architecture and many fashionable restaurants.

Carter B. Horsley


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 12 / 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
  • #20 Rated co-op - Chelsea
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between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue South
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