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435 East 57th Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 435 East 57th Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This very handsome 16-story, mid-block, red-brick apartment building was erected in 1927. It is a cooperative and has 58 units.

This is one of the nicest blocks along 57th Street, although like many in the city it has its inconsistencies such as the "L"-shaped, white-brick apartment building across the street at 411 East 57th Street that wraps around and looms over a few low-rise buildings on the northeast corner at First Avenue that house a magazine store and a liquor store. Its configuration, of course, reflects the popularity of this neighborhood, which is only a block away from a nice park overlooking the East River on Sutton Place.

This building has a 2-story, rusticated limestone base, multi-paned windows, sidewalk landscaping, a doorman, and very attractive escutcheons and putti on the façade. The building permits protruding air-conditioners and has a 1-step-up, canopied entrance, and has no garage and no health club. It is not close to a subway.

While there is considerable traffic nearby along First Avenue going to the Queensborough Bridge at 59th Street, this is a quiet block in the highly desirable Sutton Place neighborhood. There is very good cross-town bus service and an excellent supermarket shares some of the vault space beneath the nearby Queensborough Bridge at 59th Street with a large restaurant.

Carter B. Horsley

Rating

19
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 19 / 44

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20
Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

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11
Out of 39

Features Rating: 11 / 39

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50

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #43 Rated co-op - Beekman/Sutton Place
 
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