24 Central Park South

24 Central Park South
This 21-story building was erected as a cooperative apartment building in 1961 and has 37 units.

The white-brick building has an interesting roofline with curved elements. The facade has been substantially altered over the years with the addition of a large "wintergarden" window on the top floor and the enclosure of many its balconies that are flush with the facade.

The building directly overlooks one of Central Park's most lovely features, a pond with a beautiful bridge as well as the Wollman Skating Rink. It also has fantastic views of the entire park and the skylines of Upper Fifth Avenue and Central Park West.

The building's location is spectacular except for the fact that it is adjacent to a low-rise building to the east with fire-escapes that is between it and the Plaza Hotel, one of the city's more incongruous juxtapositions. It is also adjacent to a subway entrance.

updated 5 months ago