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400 East 59th Street 

At The Southeast corner of First Avenue   |    Beekman/Sutton Place

400 East 59th Street
58

400 East 59th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 58, 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

21
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
=
58
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 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:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 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:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
A lot 0 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 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:
None 0 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:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $649,000 3
  • 2 Beds $1,195,000 1
  • 4 Beds $16,000,000 1
  • Last updated Apr 27, 2016
$2,978 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Starting From # avail
  • Studios $2,350 1
  • Last updated Apr 24, 2016
$2,978 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$254 Avg. Price / Ft2
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400 East 59th Street Overview

For a generation or so, some civic activists in the Sutton Place neighborhood fought fiercely to block a project known as Bridgemarket that would have restored the enclosed Gustavino tile vaults of the Queensborough Bridge on the east side of First Avenue at 59th Street, directly across from this handsome pre-war apartment building.

The city had enclosed the vaults and used them for storage for some of its agencies and Harley Baldwin, a developer, proposed to redevelop the Piranesian spaces with a food emporium and attended probably a couple of hundred public meetings arguing the merits of his proposal.

The civic activists opposing the project arguing that it would bring too much traffic to the area and incredibly their argument won over the common-sense reality that the bridge was already one of the largest generators of traffic in the city and this project was considerably more elegant in style than many of the other retail uses in the immediately vicinity.

He was unsuccessful in persuading the community's planning board to approve the project and the site languished with its dirty windows and unsightly official mess until Terence Conran, the British retailer, took it over and managed to win approval in 1999 and opened up a food market and restaurant in 2000. The good news, then, is that this building is now across from one of the city's most spectacular spaces at street level. It, of course, has always been directly across from one of the city's most spectacular...

Carter Horsley's Review
of 400 East 59th Street

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Features & Amenities

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

Pros

  • Several small parks nearby
  • Good crosstown bus service nearby
  • Canopied Entrance
  • Doorman
  • Tall Ceilings
  • Handsome, pre-war building

Cons

  • Heavy Traffic and Noise
  • No Balconies
  • No garage
  • No health club
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400 East 59th Street Alternate Address

  • 1076 1 Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 206 Available for Sale
  • $1,116 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,226,936 Avg. Price
  • $1,397,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 400 East 59th Street Apt PHAB | $16,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,000
  2. Least Expensive The Morad Beekman Apt 8H | $389,000
    Price / ft2 $389
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  • 13 Available for Rent
  • $52 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,553 Avg. Price
  • $3,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Cannon Point North Apt 11N | $5,950
    Price / ft2 $48
  2. Least Expensive 434 East 58th Street Apt 4C | $1,995
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  • 222 Total Sales
  • $920 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,367,316 Avg. Price
  • $950,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive River House Apt 13A | $10,350,000
  2. Least Expensive 424 East 57th Street Apt 4E | $322,500
    Price / ft2 $992
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