Located on Central Park West between 62nd and 63rd Streets, The Century building is one of the great Art Deco buildings in NYC. Built in 1932, the Century is one of the masterpieces of developer Irwin S. Chanin, who also built the great 56-story Chanin Building on East 42nd Street and many famous theaters around Times Square such as the Roxy, the Biltmore and the Majestic.

Former residents of the building include Ethel Merman, Ray Bolger, Fay Wray, William Morris, Lee Shubert (the theatre magnate), and Robert Goulet.

Previously on this site stood the Century Theatre, which hosted performances by Konstantin Stanislovsky, Isadora Duncan, and the Metropolitan Opera, among others.

The Century apartment building opened in 1932, and it was the last of the four great multi-towered apartments to be erected on Central Park West.

In addition to being across the street from one of New York’s most iconic and beautiful features, the Central Park West Café is surrounded by artistic and cultural venues such as Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch theater, home of the New York City Ballet, the Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Juilliard School, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Art and Design, as well as a number of movie theaters, many of whose patrons would surely appreciate a quiet place to have dessert and a glass of wine after their shows.

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