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 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. Read More
Riverside Drive is New York City’s most scenic street. As one of the Upper West Side’s main roads, it parallels the West Side Highway and offers panoramic views to the Hudson River. From brownstones to limestone townhouses and beaux arts pre-war buildings, the street is rich in both its architecture and history. Read below to discover what makes this NYC landmark a must-see for both locals and visitors alike! Read More
This is the biggest transaction of your life – the purchase or sale of your home — whether it be condo, townhouse, co-op, whatever. You may be feeling a combination of anxiety and excitement at the prospect. You’ve finally found your dream home, or sold your existing home to downsize, relocate or retire to a distant island. The purchase offers have been made, details about what’s included in the sale, be it the washer and dryer, or ceiling fans, have been figured out; inspections are completed. It’s time to “go to contract.” Read More
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. Read More
I’ve been selling Upper West Side condos 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! Read More
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 old co-ops and 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. Read More