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River House, 435 East 52nd Street

Between First Avenue & East River Drive

Key Details

  • Year Built 1931
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Beekman/Sutton Place
  • Total Apartments 79
    Total Floors 26
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,852
Avg. Price / ft2
N/A
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

34
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 34 / 44

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27
Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

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28
Out of 39

Features Rating: 28 / 39

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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
  • #1 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #1 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - Beekman/Sutton Place
 

Description

Arguably the city’s, if not the world’s, finest apartment building, River House at 435 East 52nd Street is the epitome of "swell" living. 

Erected in 1931 when its area still teemed with tenements, it was mocked in the famous and popular 1936 movie, "Dead End" that was Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s play. The play and movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart, focus on the not always communal coexistence of the rich in their spectacular tower of luxury and the poor swimming in the adjacent river off the dead-end street. 

That image of startling juxtaposition was not inaccurate as the area had been a slum and river breezes could still waft the stink of the slaughterhouses a few blocks south until they were demolished to make way for the United Nations complex in the 1940’s. 

It was designed by Bottomley, Wagner & White and has 64 apartments. 

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Roof Deck
  • Elevator
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Apartments for Sale at 435 East 52nd Street (6)

6
Available Apts
$3.8M - $14M
Price Range
$1,852
Avg. Price / ft2
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Arguably the city’s, if not the world’s, finest apartment building, River House at 435 East 52nd Street is the epitome of "swell" living. 
Erected in 1931 when its area still teemed with tenements, it was mocked in the famous and popular 1936 movie, "Dead End" that was Lillian Hellman’s adaptation of Sidney Kingsley’s play. The play and movie, which starred Humphrey Bogart, focus on the not always communal coexistence of the rich in their spectacular tower of luxury and the poor swimming in the adjacent river off the dead-end street. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Perhaps the world's finest apartment building
  • Residence guarantees social prominence
  • Grand lobby and garden
  • Exclusive private club with tennis and squash court and dining facilities
Cons
  • Dead-end street
  • Considerable distance from midtown
  • Neighborhood is not up to building's standards
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Subways

  1. M
  2. 6
  3. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.36 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$7,000,000
Avg. Price
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Past 12 Months (2)

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2
Units Sold
$4.3M - $9.7M
Price Range
N/A
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 255 Available for Sale
  • $1,172 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,157,152 Avg. Price
  • $1,350,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 7 Sutton Square Apt TH | $35,900,000
    Price / ft2 $3,740
  2. Least Expensive Stewart Hall Apt 12E | $335,000
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  • 241 Total Sales
  • $1,015 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,333,392 Avg. Price
  • $1,050,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive River House Apt 16C | $9,700,000
  2. Least Expensive Stewart Hall Apt 5-E | $318,000

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