The Best Views In Town

By AP Connolly

Parker West, a new development located at 214 West 72nd Street, is a collection of 18 studio- to 3-bedroom residences with a complete amenity package. Most homes feature Hudson River views and the development features thoughtfully curated amenities that include a roof terrace with barbeque, fitness room on the 2nd floor, outdoor playscape, and bicycle storage. The building is staffed with a part-time doorman, seven days a week. 

The building was named for Dorothy Parker (born Rothschild), who grew up in a Queen Anne townhouse at this site and was subsequently damaged when “The Corner” rental building began construction. The famous author, screenwriter, critic, and poet sold her first poem to Vanity Fair in 1914; she was also part of the famous Algonquin Roundtable. The development team is seeking a Literary Landmark Designation in New York State in recognition of the site

Parker West is standout for its look: a chic gray façade consisting of limestone panels with a substantial granite base, anodized aluminum detailing, and exquisite window surrounds complete with a bronze finish among old-world co-ops on the Upper West Side.

Many of the three-bedroom homes start at under $3 million. This is almost unheard of in NYC’s new developments! GRADE, led by Thomas Hickey and Edward Yedid, conceptualized the building from the ground up. “We are thrilled to offer a unique mix of full-floor homes with river views and open plans,” says Scott Schnay, Principal of SK Development. “We worked with GRADE, an incredible design firm, who understood our vision and made it come to life. We believe in New York, and we’re proud to be in such a prime location and quintessential New York neighborhood, moments away from Central Park, Riverside Park, culture and entertainment.”

Select homes at Parker West feature generously proportioned private outdoor space. Amenities include a stunning roof terrace complete with a gas barbeque, seasonal planters, and expansive river and city views. There is a fitness center, bicycle storage, and an outdoor children’s playscape ideal for playdates.

The windows are all oversized, insulated, and ideal for city living. Interior highlights include direct elevator access with keyless entry, European oak plank floors, and ceiling heights up to ten feet. The residences feature Bosch washer/dryers, roller shades throughout with blackout shades in the bedrooms, and VRV/AC systems.

The kitchen boasts custom stained Italian oak cabinetry with oil-rubbed bronze hardware, soft close hinges, and Alexandra Nuvolato honed marble slab countertops and backsplashes. Master baths include White Volakas marble tile floors, wainscot, and off-white penny round wall tile, reflecting the design’s supple and detailed nature. The luxurious designs are finished with custom white oak vanities, illuminated medicine cabinets, glass-enclosed showers, radiant heat flooring, and Waterworks fixtures

Parker West, located moments from both Central Park and Riverside Park, offers a refined quality of life with a balance of fine dining with Michelin-star restaurants, luxury shopping with world-renowned fashion brands, cultural cachet with access to Lincoln Center, and utmost convenience with neighborhood essentials, like gourmet grocers and multiple subway lines.

The building is slated for occupancy in the first half of this year. Corcoran Sunshine Marketing Group is the exclusive marketing and sales agent for the building

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