Situated alongside a border of tree-lined streets and close to Central Park, 360 Central Park West is a historic residential site, redesigned by CetraRuddy Architects to reflect a combination of historic charms and modern conveniences. Upon entrance, stands a lobby with an attended reception desk, connected with a spacious seating area. The living rooms frame striking and spectacular views of parks and the open city. The master bedrooms are spacious, with an en-suite bath and a generous amount of closets. The custom kitchens have premium-grade appliances and are well equipped with Italian marble countertops.
A playroom, a fitness center, residents' and bike storage, and a pet grooming station are a few of the many amenities 360 Central Park West has to offer to its residents, alongside an actively packed neighborhood that houses premium restaurants, malls, and spots for recreational activities.
This 16-story apartment at 360 Central Park West on the southwest corner of 96th Street was designed in 1929 by Rosario Candela for Vinross Realties of which Morris H. Rothschild was president and Vincent J. Slattery as treasurer.
It was erected on the site of the Second Scotch Presbyterian Church and it incorporated new, 4-story-high facilities for the church on its 96th Street frontage with a Neo-Gothic façade.
According to “The New York Apartment Houses of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter,
by Andrew Alpern, Mr. Rothschild and Mr. Slattery “appear to have made something of a mini-specialty of constructing apartment houses incorporating churches on the site of congregations’ former church buildings” adding that “these two men were also responsible for such a structure at 307 West 57th Street…designed by Candela and another at 127 West 57th Street…, which may have been designed by Candela.
This building originally had 146 rental apartments and was converted to a condominium in 2015 by Argo Real Estate, which planned to reduce the number of units. According to newyorkyimby.com, “court filings from 2013 claim the building has 44 rent-stabilized units and 10 rent-controlled ones, but the developer argued 20 of those apartments should be market-rate,” adding that “sources” said that the case was “resolved amicably.” Mark Moskowitz is the head of Argo, which was founded by his father, Henry Moskowitz.
Cetra/Ruddy was the architect for the conversion, which is across 96th Street from the very handsome, free-standing First Church of Christ that is being converted to residential use.
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