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A few boiling days this weekend notwithstanding, New York is approaching a time of year when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold, and everyone is eager to be outside. And where better to enjoy a sunny day than New York’s backyard? Central Park is perfect for going for a run or bike ride, taking an outdoor workout class, or simply soaking up the sun in Sheep’s Meadow. This year’s SummerStage lineup has recently been announced, as has that for the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park–this year’s shows will include a new production of Richard III featuring Danai Gurira as the title character and a production of As You Like It adapted by Shaina Taub, artist-in-residence and writer of acclaimed musical Suffs.
300-Central-Park-West-01 Views of Central Park as seen from The Eldorado (Rise Media)

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15 Madison Square North, 15 East 26th Street
15 Madison Square North, 15 East 26th Street Flatiron/Union Square
Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West
Harperley Hall, 41 Central Park West Central Park West
360 Central Park West
360 Central Park West Central Park West
The Vaux, 372 Central Park West
The Vaux, 372 Central Park West Central Park West
The Stuart Duncan, 3 East 75th Street
The Stuart Duncan, 3 East 75th Street Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
Additionally, as if taking a cue from Rockefeller Center, which turned its iconic ice-skating rink into the retro-inspired Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace for the summer, Central Park’s Wollman Rink will become The DiscOasis starting June 16. The roller rink is being designed by Tony nominee David Korins and will offer nightly theatrical shows, roller-dance performances, open skate sessions, and food and beverage service. Groovemaster Nile Rodgers, who has worked with Madonna, David Bowie, and Lady Gaga, is curating a special playlist for each night’s local DJ. Tickets may be purchased here, and a portion of proceeds will support the We Are Family Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to nurturing the visions of young people making positive change in the world.
Wollman Rink will not offer the only skating in Central Park–construction began on the Harlem Meer Center (formerly the Lasker Rink and Pool) last year. The new facility will include a larger-than-Olympic pool as well as a full-scale ice rink and a boardwalk through freshwater plantings that will evoke the sense of skating directly on the Meer. As completion is estimated for 2024, it is a little soon to say whether it will one day pivot to roller skating.
New Yorkers all over the city and tourists all over the world are more than happy to make a trek to enjoy Central Park. But for some lucky people, the park could literally be their backyard. Below, we take a look at park-facing listings. While Central Park is the biggest name in town, it is not by any means the only one–model/actress Cara Delevigne is reportedly in contract to buy Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon’s triplex on Gramercy Park. In addition to the saloon room, soundproof pantry, and secret playroom, the apartment comes with a key to New York’s only private park.

Notable Sales
34-Gramercy-Park-East-01 The Gramercy, #PHB (Evan Joseph for Sotheby's International Realty)
Over a year after comedian Jimmy Fallon listed his four-unit combination triplex on Gramercy Park, Gimme Shelter announced that Cara Delevigne is in contract to buy the apartment in an off-market deal. Sources say it is in contract for “a few million less” than the original listing price of $15 million, but the home has nevertheless come a long way from the one-bedroom apartment Mr. Fallon purchased for $850K in 2002.

From the Listing:
Celebrating the bones and architecture of the famed 34 Gramercy Park East, while transforming the space into a singularly enhancing home, this jewel box is perched atop the southwest corner of the historic landmark. Features of the approximately 4,950-square-foot home include original, restored window frames and casings throughout, original, restored hardwood floors throughout, and the highest quality fixtures and finishes combined with a curated collection of treasured vintage and antique finds from around the world. Off the entry is an elegantly proportioned living room, papered in rare vintage wallpaper from the 1940's and paneled in skewed wood-planking designed by Bednark.

1228-Madison-Avenue-01 1228 Madison Avenue (Corcoran)
When Westside Market founder Ioannis “Big John” Zoitas came to America from Greece, he brought a love of fresh produce and authentic cooking that would serve as the foundation of his gourmet grocery store. A short distance from Westside Market's Upper East Side location, and down the street from Central Park and the Guggenheim, Mr. Zoitas has purchased an apartment at the Robert A.M. Stern-designed 1228 Madison Avenue with his son and daughter-in-law, George and Callie Zoitas. Appropriately enough, the apartment features an eat-in kitchen with a center island, full-height pantry, and a suite of Wolf, Miele, and Sub-Zero appliances.

From the Listing:
The eleventh floor at 1228 Madison Avenue is a 4 bedroom/4.5 bath full-floor home, spanning 3,523 square feet with north, east, south and west exposures, and views of Central Park and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The elegant elevator vestibule leads to the dramatic 8’ white oak entry door, and opens into an entry foyer with custom stained white oak floor in a chevron pattern. The chevron pattern continues through the living spaces of the residence, leading to the gracious corner great room, bathed in natural light from oversized windows that look out onto Central Park.
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Notable Listings
3-East-75th-Street-01 The Stuart Duncan, #PH (Compass)
Months before Enron collapsed in 2001, hedge fund manager James Chanos saw weakness in the company and unloaded his shares. More recently, Crain’s New York Business announced that he is seeking to offload his triplex penthouse on the Upper East Side. Located across the street from Central Park and a short walk from the Loeb Boathouse, the 7,800-square-foot home features a walk-in wine cellar in the kitchen, a fireplace in the primary suite, a home theater, and six separate outdoor spaces.

From the Listing:
The crowning glory of the prestigious Stuart Duncan House, this phenomenal triplex penthouse residence towers above the street in all its grandeur with iconic views centered on Central Park. Without peer, this world-class residence’s exceptional three-level layout and high-end custom interiors offer the very best of luxury townhouse living with all the benefits, security and amenities of a doorman building. See floor plan and full details here.

300-Central-Park-West-02 The Eldorado, #19D (Rise Media)
While Hester Diamond was well known for her art collection that included works by the old masters and modern visionaries alike, her apartment on Central Park West was a work of art in its own right. She and her husband Harold rented in The Eldorado in the 1960s, and purchased their duplex and an adjoining 19th-floor apartment when the building went co-op. Decades later, Ms. Diamond acquired another adjoining apartment on the 18th floor and further enlarged the apartment. Her son Michael Diamond, also known as Beastie Boys founding member Mike D, told The New York Times, “Pretty much every room in the house changed its function at least once during the 50 years my mom lived there.” It is now on the market following her death in early 2020. (Sorry, the art isn’t included–it has been sold and divided among surviving family members.)

From the Listing:
A truly one-of-a-kind opportunity to own a sprawling duplex residence at the famed El Dorado, 300 Central Park West. Apartment 19D is perched high above Central Park and the Reservoir boasting unrivaled views of the Park, Reservoir, Fifth Avenue and the Midtown skyline and beyond. This expansive residence features 6,300 square feet of living space and over 800 feet of glorious terraces. These avid art collectors pursued their vision to showcase not only their collections but New York City itself creating a residence like no other in New York City. See floor plan and full details here.

160-Central-Park-South-03 J.W. Marriott Essex House, #915 (Douglas Elliman)
As much as rock star David Bowie loved Soho, he and his wife Iman lived on Central Park South for 10 years. During that time, they customized the home to meet their needs, including a dressing room worthy of a supermodel and a panic room (this has since been turned into a traditional bath). However, the views of Central Park could not possibly be improved upon. The apartment has changed hands multiple times since the power couple sold it in 2002, and is back on the market.

From the Listing: Your dream has come true, this Central Park front at the JW Marriott Essex House enjoys over 40 linear feet of direct, front row views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. The home's exceptional ninth floor viewing angle provides the ultimate pairing of intimate views of Central Park, as well as the historic building skyline along Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. The generously proportioned 1,877-square-foot layout is perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. See floor plan and full details here.

372-Central-Park-West-01 The Vaux, #3J (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Welcome to Apt 3J at The Vaux Condominium! This junior four basks in luminous southern light and boasts a large, 113-square-foot private terrace with Central Park views to the east. A generously appointed layout features an inviting entry foyer with an ultra-spacious storage closet. A spacious living area can easily accommodate both living and dining. Adjacent to the kitchen is a dining alcove that can be converted to a home office or den. The kitchen features custom wood cabinetry, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. The primary bedroom is jumbo-sized for your king sized bed and has an abundance of closet space. See floor plan and full details here.

80-Central-Park-West-01 80 Central Park West, #10C (Compass)
From the Listing: A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a home with unparalleled park and city views on the perfect Park View level, the tenth floor. This oversized one-bedroom, one and a half-bath apartment has a gracious foyer leading up to a large scale living and dining room with private balcony which is big enough for a bistro table. The primary suite has an ensuite bathroom and enables you to wake up to the most inspiring Central Park view every day! See floor plan and full details here.

145-Central-Park-North-01 145 Central Park North, #5B (Nest Seekers)
From the Listing: Boasting high-end finishes and tantalizing views of Central Park, this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home is a portrait of contemporary city living. Features of this 1,010-square-foot apartment include beautiful white oak floors, floor-to-ceiling windows with white oak frames and motorized shades, an HVAC VRF system, a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, and a vented Electrolux washer/dryer. A tasteful entryway leads into an open-concept living room, dining room, and kitchen saturated with natural light. See floor plan and full details here.

1140-Fifth-Avenue-01 1140 Fifth Avenue, #12B (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This Fifth Avenue gem with stunning direct views of Central Park and the city skyline is located in a prime Carnegie Hill building. The sunny classic six was renovated about 20 years ago to create a loft-like open floor plan. The walls have been taken down between the foyer, kitchen, formal dining room and living room to create an informal loft-like, youthful entertaining space all with high ceilings and views of Central Park. The living area has a wood-burning fireplace, herringbone floors, and large west-facing picture windows. See floor plan and full details here.

1280-Fifth-Avenue-01 One Museum Mile, #18A (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Bask in the glow of your success on Fifth Ave in your massive home with Kodak views of Central Park, the George Washington Bridge, and New York City's majestic skyline! This spacious three-bedroom, three and a half-bathroom home flaunts unobstructed light with west and north views. The kitchen has granite countertops and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, washer and dryer can also be found in unit. The primary bedroom boasts a massive walk-in closet and en suite bathroom with Zuma soaking tub and Bianco Dolomiti limestone sinks. See floor plan and full details here.

333-Central-Park-West-01 The Turin, #42 (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: Stunning and immaculate with fabulous direct Central Park views from almost every room, this loft-like two-bedroom apartment has a beautiful and functional open layout while still maintaining its pre-war charm. The spacious foyer has a large coat closet and an elegant powder room with Carrara marble floors. The foyer opens up to an amazing open kitchen and great room. The custom Schiffini kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and a stainless steel island with a 5-burner Gaggenau cooktop and oven, and a Bosch microwave perfect for cooking and entertaining. See full details here.

160-Central-Park-South-02 J.W. Marriott Essex House, #160304 (CitiSuites International Realty LLC)
From the Listing: Live at the Essex House, an Art Deco gem offering prewar elegance combined with modern sensibilities and conveniences. This renovated 2-bedroom / 2-bath home is charming in every respect; imagine watching the sun setting on the west, the city lights twinkling and the sun rising from every room in the residence. As you enter, you are immediately dazzled by the spectacular view of Central Park immediately outside your window. Offered furnished or unfurnished. See floor plan and full details here.

875-Fifth-Avenue-01 875 Fifth Avenue, #7A (Compass)
From the Listing: Welcome to 7A , a pristine home right on the steps to Central Park. The spacious west and east-facing classic six layout features an inviting entrance, extra-large living room with oversized windows overlooking Central Park, a massive dining room that's perfect for entertaining, a primary bedroom with en-suite bathroom offering direct views of Central Park, two additional bedrooms, two bathrooms, separate kitchen and wet bar. You'll never worry about storage because there are 16 closets throughout this home. See floor plan and full details here.

188-East-64th-Street-01 The Royale, #3601 (Compass)
From the Listing: This completely custom apartment is exceptional in every detail and sits atop The Royale Condominium. Breathtaking views sweep the southern Manhattan skyline including Central Park and West with full panoramas of the city. Two connecting wraparound balconies further enhance this magical space. The loft-like open layout allows for a flexible use of the space. The open kitchen showcases the highest of quality with quartz counters/backsplash and center island. See floor plan and full details here.
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211-Central-Park-West-01 The Beresford, #6GG (Carol E. Levy Real Estate)
From the Listing: Rarely does a masterpiece home come on the market such as this incomparable jewel in the legendary Beresford, one of the most prestigious buildings in New York City and the finest prewar building on Central Park West. Only one of three apartments like it that exist in the building, this breathtaking triple-mint corner trophy home affords the unique opportunity to own an apartment directly facing the park, with park views in every room. See floor plan and full details here.

15-West-81st-Street-01 15 West 81st Street, #8D (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Outstanding residence on one of the Upper West Side's finest Emery Roth landmark cooperative buildings! The perfect classic six layout has rooms with grand proportions, original pre-war details intact, and magical views of The Rose Planetarium, Museum of Natural History, and skyline views of Central Park South and Midtown, which are dramatically lit in the evening, and sweeping views of Central Park, which change with the seasons. See floor plan and full details here.

210-Central-Park-South-01 210 Central Park South, #17D (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Enjoy front row views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline in this stunning 3-bed/ 2.5-bath residence with a 27-foo- long private terrace! Enter through an entrance gallery that leads to an impressive 25-foot living room that offers spacious living and dining areas alongside a private terrace with glass railing, perfect for both relaxing and entertaining. Its exceptional seventeenth floor viewing angle provides the ultimate pairing of intimate views of Central Park, as well as the historic building skyline along Central Park West and Fifth Avenue. See floor plan and full details here.

15-West-63rd-Street-01 The Park Laurel, #17A (Compass)
From the Listing: Breathtaking views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline serve as the iconic backdrop to this stunning home. This particular A-line is the most sought after three-bedroom layout at The Park Laurel, one of Manhattan's premier white glove condominiums. The home's gallery serves as an introduction to this one-of-a-kind home and leads us to an oversized corner living room, enhanced by expansive picture windows which frames the mesmerizing views of the Park. See floor plan and full details here.

24-Central-Park-South-01 24 Central Park South, #PHE (Corcoran)
From the Listing: Just off Fifth Avenue, next to the Plaza Hotel, on the 22nd and 23rd floors, this 1,813-square-foot duplex apartment with central air conditioning has a fabulous 823-square-foo wrap terrace with stunning views of Central Park. An elevator opens directly into the gracious foyer, leading you into a sprawling Great Room with 9'6" ceilings and unmatched views of Central Park through oversized windows. You are welcomed into an eat-in kitchen with an intimate dining alcove with oblique park and city views. See full details here.

360-Central-Park-West-01 360 Central Park West, #4B (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: An exquisite 4 bedroom at 360 Central Park West, a classic 1929 Rosario Candela building that has been reimagined for luxurious 21st century living, residence 4B is one of the most desirable and gracious layouts in the building, a beautifully appointed 4-bed/4.5-bath with Central Park views! Upon entering, you immediately sense the stylish modern ambience of this home, a handsomely proportioned living room adjoins spacious dining and beautiful open chef's kitchen with six windows directly on the Park, perfect for relaxing with family or entertaining friends. See floor plan and full details here.

150-Central-Park-South-01 The Hampshire House, #1204/1206 (Douglas Elliman)
From the Listing: Timeless elegance beckons from the 12th floor of the Hampshire House at 150 Central Park South, a storied New York residence with an aura of Deco glamour. Offering majestic park views and three sunlit exposures, Apartment 1204/1206 combines three prewar apartments into a well-proportioned Classic 7. The home's great bones provide for a comfortable 3-bedroom or a glorious 2-bed + study/den, plus 3 full baths, an incredible amount of storage, and a private south-facing balcony. See floor plan and full details here.

115-Central-Park-West-01 The Majestic, #31F (Compass)
From the Listing: Perched high on the 31st floor, this exquisite home offers sweeping 360-degree views of the city and park. A gracious foyer leads into the expansive living room. Here, northern and eastern exposures provide views of the dramatic temples atop the San Remo and across Central Park to residential towers of the Upper East Side. Rich herringbone hardwood floors, tall ceilings and built-in cabinetry contribute to the feeling of spaciousness. See floor plan and full details here.

41-Central-Park-West-01 Harperley Hall, #4BG (Brown Harris Stevens)
From the Listing: With 50 feet fronting Central Park, this magnificent 8-room home is located in the coveted front South corner of one of Central Park West's most distinctive prewar cooperatives. Meticulously renovated, this sundrenched park-facing apartment features gracious proportions, 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, classic moldings, exquisite woodworking, pristine herringbone flooring, a wood-burning fireplace and three wide wrought-iron balconies overlooking Central Park. The grand corner living room has a wood-burning fireplace and an elegant expanse of windows and French doors that open to a large balcony overlooking Central Park. See floor plan and full details here.

900-Fifth-Avenue-01 900 Fifth Avenue, #16A (Keller Williams)
From the Listing: Rise to the 16th floor to be welcomed by a semi-private elevator landing, shared with only one other apartment. The elegant entrance, with its marbled guest bathroom and beveled mirror walls, leads into the majestic gallery space, a pass-through area ideal for hosting large receptions. From here you can admire the colors of the park and the ever-changing Manhattan skyline. Step outside onto the balcony or invite guests to the formal living room, where the divan by the bay window allows you to admire the 180-degree views of Central Park, all the way down to the Empire State Building and up Fifth Avenue to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See floor plan and full details here.

15-East-26th-Street-01 15 Madison Square North, #9B (Compass)
From the Listing: Enter into a generous entry foyer, where you are immediately struck by the grand proportions of this home. The corner living/dining is ideally suited for entertaining with 6 oversized windows facing east and south overlooking Madison Square Park. With soaring 11'8' ceilings, this oversized great room feels open and airy but can also feel cozy and intimate with multiple areas that can be designed for lounging, entertaining, and/or dining. Private storage and wine storage convey with the apartment.

For separate purchase is a 275-square-foot separately deeded studio located directly across the hall from the apartment. The studio provides the opportunity to have a separate space for a home office, self-sufficient guest room or maid/au pair's quarters as it is complete with its own kitchenette and bath.
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812-Fifth-Avenue-01 812 Fifth Avenue, #10A (Sotheby's International Realty)
From the Listing: One of New York City's prime high-floor Fifth Avenue apartments with extraordinary Central Park views to the iconic west side skyline and to the new super tall buildings on Central Park South, this apartment offers 41 feet on Fifth Avenue, 7 rooms, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and is in excellent condition with the finest appointments and finishes. The living room, library, and primary bedroom face Central Park, allowing full enjoyment of the views, and have large oversized triple and double windows allowing excellent light from sunrise to sunset. See floor plan and full details here.

15-Central-Park-West-01 15 Central Park West, #24B (Compass)
From the Listing: Perched high above the treetops, this magnificent home features spectacular vistas of Central Park West's ever-changing foliage. The highly coveted B-line on the 24th floor has a desirable and versatile floor plate distinguishing this classic home from the competition. Throughout the residence, attention to detail is evident in the herringbone-style hardwood floors, electric window treatments, a formal powder room for guests and a washer/dryer. See floor plan and full details here.

950-Fifth-Avenue-01 950 Fifth Avenue, #3/4FL (Corcoran)
From the Listing: This Fifth Avenue duplex exudes a cool sophistication unmatched in any listing on the market. The entire apartment was reimagined for today's modern lifestyle, and every inch renovated with the highest quality material and finishes imaginable. The apartment has its own private elevator landing on both floors, and has a modern, open, double height front staircase as well as a back staircase at the rear of the property. The whole apartment has an airy and light filled impression with its 10.5' ceilings and seven windows looking out onto Central Park and the south facing, quiet, tree lined street of the prime corner that the building occupies. See full details here.

785-Fifth-Avenue-01 Parc V, #12AB (Corcoran)
From the Listing: A rare combination of grand space, extraordinary light and dramatic views, this 10-room corner home on Fifth Avenue's Gold Coast awaits your personal touch. Central Park, The Plaza and the buildings that frame the westside of Manhattan are unobstructed and captured through oversized picture windows. Offered are 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a library/media room, and a windowed kitchen that opens into a formal dining room. Bring your architect, create your new home, and live in one of Fifth Avenue's most exclusive cooperatives! Maintenance includes all utilities. See floor plan and full details here.

15-Central-Park-West-01 15 Central Park West, #5B (Compass)
From the Listing: Located in the highly coveted 'House' at 15 Central Park West with just one neighboring residence, this stunning 8-room home boasts 3,486 square feet of living space and almost 50 feet of Central Park frontage with the dazzling backdrop of 'Billionaire's Row.' Ample sunlight streams into the apartment from the living room, formal dining room and primary bedroom. This masterpiece includes 10-foot ceilings, oak herringbone hardwood floors, 4 large bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a massive separate dining room/5th bedroom, sumptuous eat-in kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, and a dedicated laundry room. See floor plan and full details here.

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