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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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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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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Brownstones Vs. Townhouses – What’s the Difference?

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Brownstones Vs. Townhouses. We hear the terms a lot, but what’s the difference?  Is there one? A townhouse is defined as multi-story urban house, attached or detached but usually the former, that is built close to the street and scaled similarly to surrounding houses. Technically, a brownstone is distinguished by the reddish-brown colored sandstone of it’s facade. So, a brownstone is just a type of townhouse.

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UWS Buildings that Stick Out Like Sore Thumbs

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The Upper West Side hosts an incredibly diverse mix of architectural styles.  This contrast is seen in its most abundant light when this diverse mix is located within a single city block.  Here are some UWS buildings which really stand out among their neighbors!

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Prewar Condos on the Upper West Side

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The Upper West Side real estate market has long been dominated by co-ops, but a number of prewar condos offer a frequently sought-after combination of qualities:  the flexibility of owning real property combined with the old world charm and details loved by so many New Yorkers. Below I’ve listed my top picks for prewar condos on the Upper West Side!

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