Bring your sunglasses. Available for the first time in 30 years, Apartment 17A will make a special home for one fortunate buyer. This 2 bedroom 2 bath coop has 11 windows on 3 sides facing East, West and South with expansive views of Manhattan. It is a fabulous blank slate for your architect or designer to create an amazing home. This elegant, full-service, prewar building is located on one of the most picturesque streets in the City, a half-block from Central Park and across the street from the Museum of Natural History, the magical spot where floats are inflated every year for the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the home of the world-renowned Planetarium.With only two apartments per floor in the East wing of this building, your elevator landing is shared exclusively with only one other apartment.This home is ideally laid out for entertaining, with an entry foyer flanked by a living room on one side and an oversized formal dining room on the other, both with high beamed ceilings contributing to a feeling of spaciousness. Adjacent to the FDR is a well-designed, windowed kitchen with a separate service entrance. Original details include hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings, moldings, coveted cedar closet plus 4 other closets.A peaceful retreat, the bedroom wing beyond is bright and cheerful, facing South. The master bedroom has two deep closets and an en-suite bathroom while the substantial second bedroom has sunny panoramic views as well. All rooms are well-proportioned. Built in 1928, this luxury building at 40 West 77th Street is one of the finest coops on the Upper West Side featuring a full-time doorman, live-in superintendent, central laundry room, bike and other storage. Pied-a-terres are allowed and the building is pet-friendly.Located between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, you have the majestic Central Park across the street and Lincoln Center nearby. Convenient to Zabars, Fairway and Citarella, as well as great restaurants, cinemas and eclectic shopping on Broadway, Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. There is a lovely coffee shop (Parliamant) at the corner in the New York Historical Society. Transportation is a snap with a subway stop at the corner and the cross-town bus close by. Living in NYC does not get better than this!