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Luxury Condos Transform Manhattan’s West 90’s Neighborhood

IMAGE: The Westly

Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been a longtime popular destination amongst homebuyers with its pre-war architecture, brownstones, treelined views and access to Central Park. But within Manhattan’s Upper West Side, one area – the West 90’s – is becoming a hot spot for homebuyers looking to purchase larger space in new luxury condo buildings at a more reasonable price per square foot than neighborhoods further south, without sacrificing on amenities, finishes, and scale. This untapped neighborhood, wedged between two parks (Central and Riverside Park) and near several private schools (Dwight, Trinity and Columbia Prep) is attracting buyers from all parts of the city as well as outside of the city.

According to SERHANT., 105 contracts were signed in 2022 for condos between West 90th Street and West 99th Street (between Riverside Drive and Central Park West). This is a 28% increase compared to 2019. The median sales price also increased 23% from 2019 to $1,850,000. Comparatively, Manhattan contracts signed are down 55% year-over-year and down 38% from 2019.

Before the condo project Dahlia was developed on West 95th Street, there was never a bevy of luxury condo development projects in the West 90’s like today. New condo developments on the rise in the neighborhood, include – The Westly, 2505 Broadway, 212 West 93rd, and 96+Broadway.

Here’s a look at some of the newcomers transforming the West 90’s neighborhood.

The Westly

The Westly is a boutique, 20-story condominium building being developed by Adam America Real Estate and Northlink Capital at 251 West 91st Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The Westly features 52 residences consisting of two- to five-bedroom homes, with select homes offering private outdoor terraces. The residences are available for immediate occupancy and range in size from approximately 1,252 to 3,524 square feet, with asking prices starting at approximately $2.9 million for a two-bedroom home to $13.5 million for a five-bedroom home. SERHANT. New Development is handling the marketing and sales for The Westly, which is available for immediate occupancy.

Designed by ODA, The Westly’s limestone façade is comprised of off-set geometries layered in three-floor increments, giving a triple-height frame, and allowing oversized windows for residents–with most units having corner orientation. Punctuating the textured richness of the Upper West Side’s ubiquitous brownstones, the smooth brightness of the building’s limestone stands out with an inimitable quality.

Emanating the upscale and intimate feel of a private club, The Westly’s generous amenities include a rare rooftop pool with recreational and lounge areas; a 24-hour concierge with a grand double-height lobby and a stone clad, helix-shaped grand staircase; fitness center and yoga studio; lounge; children’s playroom; youth room for gaming; music room; bike room; live-in superintendent; and pet grooming station. The building is anticipated to be completed this summer.

“In a bold return to the pre-war layouts so well loved in the Upper West Side, The Westly residences offer defined, independent spaces separated formally by corridors and foyers – a welcome distinction among its new-construction contemporaries. The result is homes that cater extraordinarily well to all households, providing generous natural light, clarity in composition, and lasting quality,” said Omri Sachs, Co-Founder of Adam America Real Estate.

2505 Broadway

2505 Broadway is an elegant 19-story luxury condominium building nestled on the corner of 93rd Street. Developed by Adam America Real Estate and designed by ODA, 2505 Broadway features a collection of 41 residences for sale in a classically imagined, upscale designed building. The three-to-four+ bedroom residences consist of layouts with walls of windows, large and light-filled spaces, and gorgeous great rooms, and start at $4.225 million. Douglas Elliman Development Marketing is the exclusive sales and marketing agent for the project, with on-site sales led by Ariel Tirosh. 2505 Broadway is more than 50% sold and is available for immediate occupancy.

2505 Broadway’s design is a modern take on the traditional architecture of the Upper West Side. The façade, private terraces, entrance foyers in the apartments and detailed flourishes embrace the hallmarks of classic pre-war buildings, while diverse floor plans, elevated amenities and expanded outdoor spaces are tailored for today’s residents.

Flexible enough for a variety of interests, the amenities at 2505 Broadway include a rooftop terrace, a children’s playroom, lounge, fitness center, pet spa, and a multipurpose sports court that converts to a screening room.

“Manhattan’s Upper West Side is one of New York’s longest standing, iconic neighborhoods and 2505 Broadway seeks to complement this heritage in its neighborhood-scale, timeless materiality and elegant proportions. A custom, curved brick façade of rounded, vertical piers rises from the street level and tapers into terraced setbacks at the top of the building. Anchored between these piers are deep, over-sized windows adding crisp, sophisticated lines to the building’s façade. A sweeping entry marquee ties together both the large and small-scale details, embracing the pre-war aesthetics of the neighborhood, while adding ODA’s unique layer of nuanced expression to create an exterior that is at once contemporary yet timeless,” said Eran Chen, founding principal of ODA.

“There haven’t been many new condo developments in the West 90’s for approximately 10 years. We felt as though the neighborhood was yearning for fully amenitized luxury condo buildings like The Westly and 2505 Broadway that pay homage to the timeless DNA of the Upper West Side through the use of rich materials and refined architectural elements,” said Dvir Cohen Hoshen, Co-Founder of Adam America Real Estate.