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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Stately San Remo, on the Upper West Side

The San Remo, Upper West Side
Photo by myself in Central Park.

Beyond the lake in Central Park, lies the Upper West Side. In the background are the stately twin towers of the San Remo, a luxury co-op building on Central Park West. Meanwhile, a couple lounged idly in the grass.

Celebrities such as Tiger Woods, Stephen Spielberg, Demi Moore and Steve Jobs have called the San Remo home. The building was constructed in the early 1930's, just before the Great Depression.

Apartments in the San Remo have recently been listed for as much as 17 million dollars. The apartments high up in the towers routinely command asking prices of $2,500-$3,500 per square foot.

In comparison, typical Upper West Side apartments were priced at $1,000-$1,100 per square foot, at the height of the real estate boom.

Click here for the Wiki entry for the building.

Related posts: Sledding Outside the San Remo, Looking Out to Central Park West and Enjoying a Ride, in Central Park.

10 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique photo de l'ete dans central park, cela fait rever rever rever

Hilda said...

It is handsome, but Eeek! at the prices!

Wonderful, idyllic scene. Not something I can usually say about a photo in the middle of a big city. :)

Ken said...

Rupert told me that's where HE wants to live! :)

anne mancine said...

I love the depth of field in this photo. Also, the San Remo is an awesome subject to photograph. I know because I tried it myself several years ago when I was in New York. ;)

elsiee said...

and I imagine, worth EVERY penny for those who can afford it! I would love to be to the left of that couple in your photo, in the shady spot!

Stuart said...

So, Kitty...when do you move?
; P
Lovely building for sure...

musingbymoonlight.com said...

Kitty, that's an amazing shot. Just lovely.

Lozzie Cap said...

Remo? Remo? Did somebody say "Remo"? LOL

Joanne said...

i love this shot... i like the scene and all that is going on in it:)

Brodsky Organization said...

Beautiful shot of the San Remo Upper West Side apartments . The building is an iconic image on the Upper West Side, towering over the park so regally. Props for capturing this wonderful staple of Manhattan.