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The Dakota

1 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023

93 units

9 stories

1884 built

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The Dakota, located at 1 West 72nd Street in New York City, is a striking example of Renaissance Revival architecture. Completed in 1884, this historic buildings distinctive design features high gables, dormers, terracotta spandrels, and balconies with balustrades. The façade’s rich detailing and the building’s overall grandiosity make it a standout on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Its historical significance and unique design have earned it designations on the New York State Register of Historic Places, the U.

The Dakota, located at 1 West 72nd Street in New York City, is a striking example of Renaissance Revival architecture. Completed in 1884, this historic buildings distinctive design features high gables, dormers, terracotta spandrels, and balconies with balustrades. The façade’s rich detailing and the building’s overall grandiosity make it a standout on Manhattan’s Upper West Side.

Its historical significance and unique design have earned it designations on the New York State Register of Historic Places, the U.S. National Historic Landmark list, and recognition by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

This iconic and legendry building sits at the northwest corner of the the 840 acre (340 hectare) Central Park, offering residents stunning views and easy access to the park’s tranquil landscapes and recreational facilities. Nearby cultural and educational landmarks include the American Museum of Natural History, which houses extensive scientific and cultural exhibits, and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, renowned for its world-class music, theater, and dance performances. Additionally, prestigious institutions including the Juilliard School are within a short distance, adding to the intellectual and artistic vibrancy of the area.

Inside, The Dakota’s interiors are equally impressive, with dark wood paneling, ornate moldings, and original fireplaces that exude old-world charm. The apartments are known for their spaciousness, featuring high ceilings, large windows, and elegant layouts. Modern upgrades have been sensitively incorporated, blending contemporary comfort with historical elegance.

Building amenities include a charming private courtyard, a fitness center, and a concierge service. Residents enjoy a sense of exclusivity and privacy, reinforced by the building’s attentive staff 24-hour staff and high level of security. Additionally, The Dakota offers a laundry room and storage facilities.

The Dakota has been home to a long list of famous residents, adding to its mystique. John Lennon and Yoko Ono famously lived here. Other notable residents have included actors like Lauren Bacall and musicians such as Leonard Bernstein.

Located on Central Park West and West Seventy-Second Street, The Dakota’s prime location offers easy access to some of New York City’s finest dining, shopping, and entertainment venues.

Its combination of historical significance, architectural beauty, and luxurious amenities makes The Dakota one of New York City’s most sought-after residential addresses and has been referred to as one of the “three grand dames of the West Side” along with The Beresford and The San Remo.

Major bus and subway lines, if you ever need them, are found less than two block from your lobby doors.

The building allows purchasing for use as a pied-a-terre and financing. Pets are welcome.

This description was provided by:Troy Cupano

Development status
Completed
Architect
Henry J. Hardenbergh
District
Community District 107City Council District 6Police Precinct 20
Building class
D4Elevator Apartments, Cooperative
Documents and permits
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Available units

#75

$6,200,000

  • Resale

4 beds

2.5 baths

- ft²

Listing by Douglas Elliman


Policies

  • Pets allowed

    Cats and dogs allowed

  • Pied-a-terre allowed

Amenities

Services and facilities

  • Concierge

  • Doorman

    Full-time

  • Elevator

  • Laundry in building

  • Storage space

Wellness and recreation

  • Gym

Shared outdoor space

No info on shared outdoor space

Unit features

Not all features are available in every unit.

  • Central air

  • Dishwasher

  • Fireplace

    Wood

  • Hardwood floors

  • Private outdoor space

    Balcony

  • View

    City, Park, Skyline

  • Washer/dryer

Explore Upper West Side

Transit

LocationDistance

BCat 72nd St

under 500 feet

BCat 81st St–Museum of Natural History

0.29 miles

123at 72nd St

0.32 miles

1at 66th St–Lincoln Center

0.37 miles

1at 79th St

0.51 miles

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