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The Upper West Side’s oldest buildings are posh once more
July 25th, 2019
When the Gilded Age began in the 1870s, New York City was on the cusp of a new era. There were no subways, people still drove horse-drawn carriages, the Upper West Side was farmland — and modern apartments didn’t yet exist.Just a few decades later, everything had changed: mass transit whisked riders around, opening up all of Manhattan to development, and luxury apartment buildings began to spring up across the Upper West Side. It didn’t take long for New Yorkers to embrace their conveniences.While many of these grand Gilded Age residences fell on hard times after World War II, today many are being returned to their original glory via condo conversions that add modern amenities and amp up their existing old-school refinement.
11 Luxury Pre-War Hotels and Apartments of the Upper West Side
July 15th, 2019
It’s hard to imagine today that people had to be lured to settle on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but such was the case at the turn of the 20th century when the first New York City subway line opened. The Interborough Rapid Transit Line (IRT) started at City Hall, with the most epic of subway stations (now closed off to the public except on official Transit Museum tours). The Astors and other enterprising investors owned the land uptown, purchased in a speculative property boom. Now, the question was how to brand the area. No longer just for bachelors, apartment living was made luxurious and drew wealthy New York families out of their single family homes downtown and into apartments uptown. This change in not only location but also in lifestyle was often a hard sell, so the apartments had to be decked out in the latest modern amenities and features that single family homes couldn’t offer. The speculative investments paid off and many luxurious apartments of the Pre-War era are still some of the most coveted New York City addresses. Check out some of the oldest and most luxurious apartments and hotels of the Upper West Side:
Our Favorite Historic Buildings Around New York City
February 28th, 2019
Both Upper West Side luxury conversion projects developed by HFZ Capital Group encapsulate the same elegant, old world architecture the area is known for. The historic, Beaux-Arts masterpieces have been lovingly upgraded, renovated, and restored to their original grandeur.
An Upper West Side Gem Restored; New Photos of The Astor's Historically-Integrated Amenities
August 7th, 2018
The Astor is among the most architecturally distinctive structures in Manhattan. Its 21st-century reimagination was conceived and realized by HFZ Capital Group who brought on Pembrooke & Ives to restore The Astor to its original grandeur.