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The Arcadia at 240 West 23rd Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 240 West 23rd Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of

This 7-story building at 240 West 23rd Street has a prime location in Chelsea and is notable for its gilded gargoyles. 

The building was built in 1930 and has 21 apartments.

Bottom Line

A converted loft building that a has a central Chelsea location, a roof deck, storage space and two very striking, gilded heads on its façade.


A very attractive building with gilded heads on its beige masonry façade between narrow piers, this classic, simple loft building has a prime Chelsea location.


The building has an elevator, a roof deck, a laundry room, storage space and excellent access to public transportation.


Apartment 3A has a foyer that opens onto an open 11-foot-wide kitchen with an island next to a 24-foot-wide living area.  The unit also has an office/den and a bedroom. 

Apartment 3/4B has a 34-foot-long living room with a small balcony and a dining area with an open, 9-foot-wide kitchen, a bath and a 12-foot-wide entry foyer on its lower level and a two bedrooms, a small balcony and a bath on its upper level. 

Apartment 1B has an open kitchen that opens onto a large living/dining area with a staircase to a lower level with a large skylit bedroom and an mezzanine office/den. 

A one-bedroom apartment on the 7th floor has a 39-foot-long living room with an open kitchen with a 20-foot-long mezzanine den with a large roof terrace and third level with an 18-foot-long bedroom.                    


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 18 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 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
  • #17 Rated co-op - Chelsea
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Key Details
  • Co-op built in 1899
  • Located in Chelsea
  • 21 total apartments
  • 10 recent sales ($650K to $2.4M)
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