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1 Beekman Place

At The Northeast corner of Mitchell place   |    Beekman/Sutton Place

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1931
  • 42 Apartments
  • 16 Floors

Overview

92

1 Beekman Place has received a CityRealty Rating of 92, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
31
Out of 36
+
23
Out of 39
+
10
=
92
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #20 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #5 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #3 Rated co-op - Beekman/Sutton Place
How was this building rated?

The most prestigious Beekman Place apartment building is, appropriately, One Beekman Place, which was designed by Sloan & Robertson and Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray and completed in 1929.

While it presents a pleasant and handsome west façade, it gives no hint of the complex and very impressive façade facing the East River.

There, it presents an asymmetrical mass of balconies and bay windows that is not beautiful but as awesome as any castle's battlements.

It would soon be followed by another residential colossus, the River House, a few blocks to the north along the river and both originally had waterfront facilities until the construction of the FDR Drive.

At the time of their construction, the area still contained many tenements and a famous play that was later made into a movie, "Dead End," used the juxtaposition of a super luxury apartment tower with low-income buildings nearby at such a location to evocatively contrast their different worlds and values.

Beekman Place is now filled with other apartment buildings and many attractive townhouses and is considered one of the city's most desirable enclaves because of its quiet, river views and convenience to midtown.

Two decades after this building was erected, the United Nations complex was completed and this building had very impressive views of it from its south façade until the subsequent construction of the large twin-towered luxury apartment and office building known as 860 and 870 United Nations Plaza.

In their book, "New York 1930, Architecture and Urbanism Between The Two World Wars," (Rizzoli International, 1987), Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin and Thomas Mellins noted that this building's "severely detailed exterior sheltered lavishly planned duplex suites with loggias and balconies jutting out over the river."

"An elaborate club facility that included an indoor swimming pool occupied the lower floors and opened onto a waterfront terrace," they added.

The 16-story structure was built as a cooperative in 1929 and originally had 24 apartments, many of them duplexes..

It has a garden, a garage, a fitness center, a pool and a basketball court.  It has a doorman and an elevator man.

Its entrance is particularly grand with a three-and-a-half-story high masonry entrance surround enclosing a three-story stone surround and the broken pediment entrance with curved, rising masonry walls.

Beekman Place was named after the Beekman family and Nathan Hale was tried as a spy in the family's mansion, Mount Pleasant, where President George Washington was a frequent visitor.  The mansion was demolished in 1874.

This building was erected by a group headed by David Milton, husband of Abby Rockefeller and son-in-law of John D. Rockefeller Jr.  Early residents included John D. Rockefeller III, David K. E. Bruce, William J. "Wild Bill" Donovan of the O.S.S., Huntington Hartford, Henryk de Kwiatkowksi, Stavros Niarchos, and Mark Goodman.

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Carter Horsley's Review

1 Beekman Place Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The most prestigious Beekman Place apartment building is, appropriately, One Beekman Place, which was designed by Sloan & Robertson and Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray and completed in 1929." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Several duplex apartments
  • Basketball court
  • Pre-war building
  • Elevator person
  • Doorman
  • Very close to small parks along the East River
  • Close to the United Nations
  • Very quiet neighborhood
  • Impressive East River views
  • Some balconies
  • Many bay windows
  • Few apartments per floor
  • Large apartments
Cons
  • Noise from FDR Drive
  • No garage
  • No sundeck
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  • $1,072 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,070,662 Avg. Price
  • $1,395,000 Median Price
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