Haunted Buildings of the Upper West Side

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Who knew there were haunted buildings of the Upper West Side!?

A neighborhood with history offers a rich culture and a startlingly accurate glimpse into the past. The Upper West Side is one of such neighborhoods. There are hundreds of buildings that are historic and of architectural significance. However, some of these buildings hold quite the dark past. Stories of ghosts roaming around hallways and spirits lurking in basements have captured the minds of New Yorkers for decades. And you’d be shocked to find out how many famous buildings in NYC are haunted. Continue reading below to discover which are the spookiest buildings of the Upper West Side … only if you dare.

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Past Famous New Yorkers on the Upper West Side

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Many of the past famous New Yorkers lived on the Upper West Side. And many of them lived in the same buildings!

The list of past famous people on the Upper West Side is long. But I’ve selected the historical Upper West Siders I find most interesting, and I hope you do too.

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The Grand Gems of the UWS

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When we mean “grand,” we mean grand, like in “magnificent,” “opulent,” and “architecturally riveting.” And we have plenty of them on the Upper West Side. In fact, there’s quite a collection of apartment houses with some of the most ornate exteriors that just walking the UWS neighborhood is such a pleasurable and inexpensive activity. It’s because of these famous NYC buildings, their architectural brilliance, quirky details, and over the top opulence, that the UWS has earned its reputation as a unique and eternally interesting neighborhood.

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Upper West Side Real Estate Agents – Why You Need a Specialist

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For your next move:  Find Upper West Side real estate agents who specialize in the neighborhood.

My quest is to help my clients, but also to inform and educate.  And, for this blog, I want to address the issue of choosing your next Upper West Side real estate agent.  Plan to do your homework, get a few names from friends, sure, but also consider visiting a few of them before signing any kind of exclusive contract.   Here’s why.

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Upper West Side Condos – Millennium Tower

Posted by on Mar 13, 2017 in Blog, Buyers, Other, Real Estate, Renters

I’ve been selling apartments on the Upper West Side for years and have loved every second of it, even though lately prices have gotten to the point where ‘pricey’ doesn’t  seem to adequately explain them. A two bedroom apartment, which is a necessity for any couple that has at least one child, would be considered ‘reasonable’ up to the $6,500/month range (and unaffordable in 99.9% of the country), but the most expensive apartments, in the most exclusive buildings, have an average per square foot closing price of $4,500….per square foot!

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Tallest Buildings on the Upper West Side

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When it comes to NYC skyscrapers, most people would think of neighborhoods like the Upper East Side and Hell’s Kitchen before the Upper West Side, which is known more for it’s prewar co-ops and classic New York brownstones. But, if you happen to be seeking a luxury rental or you are looking for high-floor Upper West Side condos for sale, we do have our share of mammoth, glass structures, and they are concentrated in the Lincoln Square and Columbus Circle sections of the neighborhood.  Here are the tallest buildings on the Upper West Side.

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Teeniest Townhouses on the Upper West Side

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When searching Upper West Side apartments for sale, or just walking around the neighborhood, you’re likely to see townhouses and brownstones of all shapes and sizes.

As the properties below are single or two-family residences, you’ll find a much greater quantity of Upper West Side apartments in larger townhouses and classic New York brownstones, as well as UWS co-ops and condos in elevator buildings.

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Oldest Brownstones on the Upper West Side

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I love old brownstones on the Upper West Side! And the older the better (as long as they’re intact). The Upper West Side brownstones listed below have the earliest dates of construction. Please note these are estimates provided by city records.

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Brownstone Bliss – A Collection of Charm

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It’s no secret that we love brownstones!  In the past we’ve brought you Brownstone Blocks of the Upper West SidePrettiest Brownstones on the Upper West Side,  Breathtaking Brownstone Interiors and more.  But, we simply can’t get enough!  So, here are some more amazing brownstones for your viewing pleasure.

For our entire collection of Upper West Side brownstone, townhouse and streetscape photos, please have a look at our Instagram page.

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Giant Apartment Complexes on the Upper West Side

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The Upper West Side, and New York City as a whole, is known for wide-ranging styles of architecture, buildings and places to live.  From the classic NYC brownstone, to the towering NYC skyscraper, we even have some large apartment complexes. Please check out the four giant complexes found on the Upper West Side below

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