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159 Madison Avenue

At the Northeast corner of 32nd Street corner of East 32nd Street   |    Murray Hill

159 Madison Avenue
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1911
  • 118 Apartments
  • 12 Floors

159 Madison Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 46, based on:

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. M
    • 34th Street (at 6th Ave) (0.30 miles)
  2. 1
    • 34th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.46 miles)
  3. 2
    • 34th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.46 miles)
  4. 3
    • 34th Street (at 7th Ave) (0.46 miles)
  5. B
    • 34th Street (at 6th Ave) (0.30 miles)
  6. D
    • 34th Street (at 6th Ave) (0.30 miles)
  7. F
    • 34th Street (at 6th Ave) (0.30 miles)
  8. N
    • 28th Street (at Broadway) (0.26 miles)
  9. Q
    • 34th Street (at 6th Ave) (0.30 miles)
  10. R
    • 28th Street (at Broadway) (0.26 miles)
  11. 4
    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
  12. 5
    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
  13. 6
    • 33rd Street (at Park Ave) (0.10 miles)
  14. 7
    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)


The stretch of Madison Avenue between Madison Square Park and 34th Street has undergone various transformations over the years.

In the early part of the 20th Century, it was very elegant as the fabulous tower of Madison Square Garden once marked one of the city’s most glamorous sites that attracted some of the city’s most prestigious clubs, such as the Colony in the high 20’s, and many attractive hotels sprang up. The garden moved uptown to West 50th Street and then south to West 33rd Street, the Colony Club moved Uptown to Park Avenue and many of the ornate hotels were turned into Single Room Occupancy units for people on welfare. A few decades ago, streetwalkers plied their trade in the evening in the 30’s.

Now, many of the hotels have been reclaimed for normal hotel use, the streetwalkers are gone, and the renaissance of the Flatiron and Park Avenue South districts in Midtown South have changed perceptions about the desirability of the Murray Hill area, which is just to the north of 34th Street, and much of Midtown South. Major advertisers, publishers and even investment houses have relocated from midtown to the general area and West 32nd Street has become a Ginza-type strip in the late 1990’s.

This very handsome, Italian Renaissance-style, 12-story apartment building was built in 1911 and converted to a cooperative in 1988. It has 118 units and is convenient to subways and buses as well as the wonderful Morgan Library a few blocks to the north and the Empire State...

Carter Horsley's Review
of 159 Madison Avenue

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of 159 Madison Avenue byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • PT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator


  • Very handsome, Italian Renaissance-style
  • Pre-war construction
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Close to the Morgan Library
  • Not far from the trendy restaurants of the Flatiron District
  • Doorman
  • Not far from Herald Square, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden
  • Close to Murray Hill district


  • No garage
  • No health club
  • Considerable traffic on Madison Avenue
  • Immediate neighborhood lacks some charm

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