The Excelsior

303 East 57th Street At the Northeast corner of 57th Street corner of Second Avenue   |    Midtown East

The Excelsior - 303 East 57th Street
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1967
  • 360 Apartments
  • 47 Floors
72

The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 72, based on:

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$591 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$45 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Overview

This 47-story white-brick apartment tower was the city’s tallest residential tower when it was built in 1967 and a precursor of many major mixed-use buildings as its lower five floors contain offices. Designed by Philip Birnbaum, who moved his offices into the building, many of the cooperative building’s apartments have balconies. Over the years, the building has often had scaffolding around it to repair the brick façade as it and many buildings of its generation used a glazed brick that did not survive well in the city’s freeze/cycles that caused water to freeze behind the glazing, expand and pop off the glazed facing. Many of the tower’s units have impressive views, especially looking west down 57th Street. The building has a spacious lobby and attractive retail spaces, but its location suffers from noise heavy traffic on and off the nearby Queensborough Bridge.

Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Many apartments have impressive views
  • Spacious lobby
  • Garage
  • Health club with pool
  • Doorman

Cons

  • Heavy traffic and noise at busy intersection
  • Conventional and small layouts
  • No sundeck

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