269 West 87th Street Completes Construction, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side

269 West 87th Street. Rendering by Williams New York.

YIMBY recently took a tour of West End & Eighty Seven, a recently completed residential building at 269 West 87th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, between West End Avenue and Broadway. Designed by FXCollaborative, the 17-story, 215-foot-tall edifice features a detailed exterior made of intricately laid bricks, with patterns that delicately catch the sunlight against their warm-colored finish. Brown Harris Stevens Development Marketing is handling sales, and Champalimaud Design is the interior designer.

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The brick and stone facade of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The brick and stone façade of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The brick and stone façade of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The brick and stone façade of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking west from 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Inside are 38 homes spread across 114,884 square feet of pet-friendly space that range from two- to five-bedroom layouts. Occupancy is underway, with three-bedrooms asking $1.85 million, four-bedrooms $2.95 million, and five-bedrooms for $4.5 million. The following finishes come with each unit: Wide plank flooring; formal entry galleries
with powder rooms featuring mosaic marble floors and Bardiglio Nubolato marble walls; oversized casement windows; pocket doors; master bedrooms with double walk-in closets, private marble en-suite bathrooms with dual sinks, a walk-in shower, and a deep soaking tub; Smallbone of Devizes kitchens with marble countertops, matching backsplashes, custom cabinetry, Miele dishwashers, Wolf stoves, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and an under-cabinet wine cooler; ten foot ceiling; Juliet Balconies; and Nest climate control in every room for year-round comfort.

Residential amenities include a 24-hour doorman and concierge, fitness center, a children’s playroom and recreational room with a basketball hoop, rock climbing walls, a retractable movie screen, a private landscaped courtyard, private storage rooms (for purchase), bicycle storage, and a library with a book collection and a fireplace. There was some minor remaining mill work and lighting that was wrapping up, but occupancy for 269 West 87th Street is well underway.

The glass enclosed library and book collection at 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The fitness center at 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The fitness center at 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

YIMBY also got a chance to take in the views from the very top of the property that overlooks the Upper West Side, with views of the Hudson River, the George Washington Bridge, Broadway from above, and a whole bunch of wooden water towers with adjacent roof gardens topping a wide spectrum of architecturally diverse buildings.

Looking north from 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking east from 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Water towers and rooftop gardens seen from the top of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Nearby buildings seen from the top of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The Hudson River seen from 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Looking east from the top of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

Seeing 432 Park Avenue from the top of 269 West 87th Street. Photo by Michael Young

The nearest subways are the 1 train at the 86th Street station along Broadway, while Riverside Park and Central Park are also a short walk from the front doors. The American Museum of Natural History is about fifteen minutes by foot, while the A, B, and C trains at the 86th street station are found on Central Park West.

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19 Comments on "269 West 87th Street Completes Construction, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side"

  1. David in Bushwick | March 17, 2021 at 8:08 am | Reply

    Nice!

  2. Beautiful photo of the Hudson river, seen from the building.

  3. What a gorgeous ****ing building.

  4. How much?

    • The cheapest apt in the building I see listed is a 1,681 sq ft, 3BR unit for $1,900,000. For Manhattan, that’s not super-expensive. But the monthly maintenance is $9,047. Yikes!

  5. This is nothing more than an ad for a building that’s been up and not selling for almost two years. Less than half the units have been sold and there’s already one resale listed, for over 1/2 million less than was paid for it in 2019.

    It was perfectly designed for the neighborhood demographic and construction started around 2016 but, sadly, it’s just not selling.

    Being pro development is one thing. Running an ad as news without giving basic truthful information is quite another.

    If there’s a news story here it’s that the building is flailing.

    • Spot on! The UWS has lost a lot of iuster, especially during the pandemic. The conversion of at least three hotels into homeless shelters for troubled men hasn’t helped. To a better tomorrow!

  6. What is the cost of a 2 bedroom apartment. You do not mention rental cost nor provide photos of the apartments.

    • Evidently, no 2-bed apartments are available in this development. The residences are only available to buy; there are no rentals. For photos of the interiors, you might want to try a web search for “West End & Eighty Seven” (sans quotes).

  7. What a beautiful building. And look at all those water towers!

  8. Nice new building, beautiful day & great photography. M. Young was on it.

  9. I like it! I like it! Sadly, the pandemic and crested market have taken their toll. Still, if a family (of means) is looking for unpretentious quality then this is the building and location for you. One question: Are the bricks individually placed or are they incorporated into prefabricated panels? Either way, they add immeasurably to the building’s character.

  10. This building was built on leased, not owned, land (according to NY YIMBY 9/10/2015). Do you want your grandkids to have to vacate this place in the year 2114? That’s when the 99-year lease expires.

  11. Landlease is a killer.

  12. The “library and book collection” is a joke — look at all that wasted shelf space! They should pay me to live there so that it can be put to proper use; I’d probably even need another row of shelves at the top. And yes, I could be persuaded (rubs fingers together) to give occasional brief tours.

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