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444 East 52nd Street

Between First Avenue & East River Drive   |    Beekman/Sutton Place

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1929
  • 52 Apartments
  • 11 Floors
Currently, no apartments are available
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $1,200,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 1 closings during past 12 months Last updated Oct 19, 2017
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Overview

64

444 East 52nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 64, 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
+
30
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
=
64
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:
Attractive 2 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:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Distinctive 2 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:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
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:
Minimal but Attractive 2 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:
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:
Some 1 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    The next best thing to living in the city's finest apartment building is having it as your neighbor across the street. The River House with its gated driveway is directly across from this very handsome apartment building on this quiet, dignified, dead-end street that overlooks the East River.

    This distinguished, 11-story building does not overlook the river as there is one more narrow building on its side of the street to the east, but it is the most interesting looking building on the block with a rather spectacular arched roofline topped with pelican finials. (The River House, of course, is much larger and more grand and impressive.) This building is similar in its massing and palette to the several other very attractive, mid-block apartment buildings on the same side of the street, but they were developed separately and sport an Art Deco-style architectural treatment whereas this building is more eclectic in its asymmetrical and quite vigorous architecture accented by several decorative piers.

    The red-brick building was erected in 1929. It is a cooperative and has 52 apartments. It has a rusticated one-story base, a canopied entrance, quoins, consistent multi-paned fenestration and very fine decorative details. It permits protruding air-conditioners and no health club, no sidewalk landscaping, no balconies and no garage.

    Midway between Sutton Place and Beekman Place, the building is not far from the United Nations and there are numerous restaurants in the area. There is a fair bit of traffic on this block because cars have to turn around on the dead-end street. There is cross-town bus service on 57th Street and 49th and 50th Streets. The building is not close to subways.

    Carter B. Horsley

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    Nearby Subway Stations

    1. M
    2. 6
    3. E
    at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.37 miles

    Carter Horsley's Review

    444 East 52nd Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "The next best thing to living in the city's finest apartment building is having it as your neighbor across the street. The River House with its gated driveway is directly across from this very handsome apartment building on this quiet, dignified, dead-end street that overlooks the East River." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Distinguished pre-war building
    • Sutton Place area has many restaurants
    • Dead-end street overlooks the East River
    • Across the street from River House
    • Doorman and elevator man
    • Consistent- multi-paned fenestration
    • Gargoyles in the form of pelican finials
    Cons
    • No health club
    • Protruding air-conditioners
    • No sidewalk landscaping
    • No balconies
    • No garage
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    444 East 52nd Street - 10 year Sales History

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    444 East 52nd Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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    Past 12 Months
    $1,200,000
    AVG Price, based on 1 Sales
     

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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

    Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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    • 212 Total Sales
    • $947 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $1,382,184 Avg. Price
    • $995,000 Median Price
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