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  • A peregrine falcon nest on a building and the Century at 25 Central Park West

    A peregrine falcon nest on a building and the Century at 25 Central Park West

    Bird-loving New Yorkers are moving to stop a Central Park West condo from evicting a nest of endangered peregrine falcons. [more]

  • Unit 29QR at the Century

    A pair of condos on the 29th floor of the north tower of the Century building at 25 Central Park West have sold for $14 million. The units were marketed together so that the new owner can assemble a full-floor apartment.  [more]

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    25 Central Park West

    Are the descendants of George Gershwin abandoning Central Park West? Two months ago, relatives of the renowned composer sold their apartment at the Century Condominium, a twin-towered Art Deco building at No. 25. Now, another Gershwin has unloaded her condominium at the same address to an Australian politician.

    Nancy Gershwin, who appears to be a cousin of George and Ira, is a writer and director who lives in Beverly Hills, though she grew up in New York City, according to a website commemorating one of the composers’ now-demolished properties in Los Angeles. … [more]

  • George Gershwin and the apartment at 25 Central Park West

    UPDATED, Feb. 19, 1.25 p.m: A Steinway baby grand piano nestled in the corner of the classic six at the Century Condominium on Central Park West serves as a reminder of the apartment’s storied musical past. The park-facing residence has been home to the family of the late American composer George Gershwin for more than 70 years, The Real Deal has learned. [more]

  • Oscar-nominated composer sells on CPW

    February 28, 2012 03:00PM

    From left: Composer David Zippel, his unit at 25 CPW and the exterior of the Century Condominium

    Music composer David Zippel, who won a Tony award for his work on “City of Angels” in 1989 and was nominated for an Oscar for Disney’s “Hercules” and “Mulan,” has sold his 17th floor spread at the Century Condominium on Central Park West for $10 million, according to public records filed with the city today. [more]


  • From left: 25 Central Park West, the originally-proposed wine bar location, and 240 Columbus Avenue’s retail space, the new location for the venue (source: PropertyShark)

    The Central Park West wine bar-that-wasn’t has a future after all, but the high-powered neighbors who helped shoot it down earlier this year will be happy to know that the venue will be relocated to a grittier street corner nine blocks away. According to DNAinfo, Greg Hunt, who met with bitter opposition from residents when he originally proposed opening his bar at 25 Central Park West, also known as the Century, received Community Board 7’s backing last night for a liquor license and sidewalk café at the new location, the long-vacant ground floor of the rundown 240 Columbus Avenue, near 71st Street. Hunt’s new proposal is similar to the old one: he said it will be a “grown-up café and cocktail lounge” where “we can go and not be surrounded by 21-year-olds.” … [more]

  • Other listings to hit the market are a full-floor apartment in the Century for $15.5 million and the Ridgewood Masonic Temple in Bushwick for $1 million

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    From left: 1 Bond Street, 25 Central Park West and 1054 Bushwick Avenue

    Mike Rutherford, a founding member of Genesis and front man of Mike + the Mechani … [more]

  • A controversial proposal
    for a ground-floor wine bar at landmarked 25 Central Park West won
    approval for a liquor license by a 2-to-1 margin at the Community Board
    meeting last night, but its soon-to-be neighbors upstairs and those
    across the street at posh 15 Central Park West aren’t letting go
    without a fight. The attorneys they’ve hired said at the meeting that
    they would challenge plans for the wine bar on charges that the zoning
    in the building does not allow it. Bar owner Greg Hunt — who agreed to
    close down at 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Tuesday and 1:30 a.m. Wednesday
    through Saturday and to have a designated complaint phone line — will
    now head to the State Liquor Authority with his license application.
    Hunt had originally asked to keep the joint open until 3 a.m., playing
    jazz music and serving food, but has met with fierce opposition from
    his wealthy neighbors. [West Side Independent]


  • Turns out Robert Ziff’s $10 million purchase at the Trump International Hotel and Tower at 1 Central Park West wasn’t the only big New Year’s deal. Two other deals filed this week cracked that $10 million mark, one at 25 Central Park West and another at 1133 Fifth Avenue. The first, a penthouse unit listed by Stribling & Associates’ Cathy Taub, closed at $10.05 million, about $1.5 million under the asking price, the Observer reported. The second, sold by Eva Weinstein, ex-wife of movie studio chairman Harvey Weinstein, was bought by Tom Bernstein, president of Chelsea Piers, for about $3 million less than the original asking price.