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Building: The Dakota

1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY, 10023

93 units9 storiesBuilt in 1884
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The breathtaking and historic Dakota Building, located at 1 West 72nd Street is one of the most stunning buildings in all of Manhattan. Regarded as New York City’s first luxury apartment, The Dakota was built in 1884 and designed by architect Henry J. Hardenbergh, who also designed the Plaza Hotel. The building offers legendary New York City living thanks to its incredible architecture, spectacular Central Park Views, and illustrious list of current and past residents. It is one of the world’s most beautiful, and well known residential buildings. From the decorative finials and gothic gables, to the unique gated entryway, and amazing interior and exterior courtyard. No other building in Manhattan can compare to The Dakota.
The building features amenities such as a full-time Doorman, Laundry in the Building, Storage, Stunning Courtyard, and a new Fitness Center.

Fun facts:
-The Dakota became a Co-Op in the early 1960’s
-The Dakota was given its name from its very far West location. When it was built, most of Upper Manhattan was still farmland.
-From 1884 to 1929 (45 Years) the building had ZERO vacancies.
-The building has been a magnet for the rich and famous since it opened its doors in 1884.
- The Dakota has been home to celebrities like – Judy Garland, Lauren Bacall, Leonard Bernstein, Rosemary Clooney, and most famously, Yoko Ono and John Lennon

This description was provided by:Mateusz Kimszal


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  • dogs
    Cats and Dogs Allowed
  • elevator
  • full_time_doorman
    Full-time Doorman
Co-op Rules
  • Pied-a-Terre Allowed
  • Concierge
  • Gym
  • Laundry in Building
  • Storage Available

Building Facts

Facts 93 units9 storiesBuilt in 1884
Building Class D4
District Community District 107City Council District 6Police Precinct 20
Floorplans 57 floorplans available
Documents and Permits 22 documents and permits
Discussions 2 discussions
Sales Listings 6 active sales ($3,113 per ft² avg, $8,057,500 avg price)
1 in contract sale ($5,300,000 avg price)
53 previous sales ($3,194 per ft² avg, $11,205,849 avg price)
Rentals Listings 1 active rental ($35,000 avg price)
Owned by: DAKOTA INC (THE)
Architect: Henry J. Hardenbergh




  • B C at 72nd St under 500 feet
  • 1 2 3 at 72nd St 0.32 miles
  • 1 at 66th St 0.39 miles
  • B C at 81st St 0.42 miles
  • 1 at 79th St 0.54 miles
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District 03 - Schools zoned for this address:
P.S. 087 William Sherman (PK,0K,01,02,03,04,05,SE)
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are not guaranteed to be accurate – they are provided by a third party and subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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