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The Grand Beekman, 400 East 51st Street: Review and Ratings

at The Southeast corner of First Avenue View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 400 East 51st Street by Carter Horsley

This handsome, 32-story tower was completed in 2003 and is a condominium with 89 apartments.

The building was developed by Alexico Management and Gama Holdings.

It was designed by Costas Kondylis & Partners.

Bottom Line

This 32-story condominium tower in the Beekman Place neighborhood has fine views and many amenities.


The building has a six-story base and is distinguished by a very well articulated and distinctive top.

The base is rusticated and the façade is quite sophisticated. The six-story base actually rises to a seventh-story in two sections along the avenue and the fourth through the seventh floors in these sections are highlighted by three pilasters each. The top of the tower has five-story-high pilasters in its center frontage on the avenue and three pilasters rise the full height of the enclosed rooftop water-tank along the avenue.

The building has many corner bay windows and is the most elegant, post-modern building along First Avenue.

It has no balconies and no garage and there is considerable traffic. There is nearby cross-town bus service but the building is not close to a subway.


The building has a doorman, a concierge, valet service, a conservatory, a bicycle room, gardens, a health club, a live-in superintendent and a children's playroom.

It allows washers and dryers in the apartments and is pet-friendly.


Apartments have mahogany floors, crown moldings, large windows, Viking refrigerators and ranges, and Miele dishwashers.

Apartment 18C is a two-bedroom unit with a foyer that leads to a 13-foot-long dining area next to an enclosed kitchen and a 21-foot-long living room with a large bay window.  The 13-foot-long second bedroom/library also has a large bay window.

Apartment 10B has an 11-foot-long foyer that leads to a 14-foot-long gallery that opens onto a 22-foot-long corner living room with a large bay window.  The two-bedroom unit also has an 18-foot-long dining room adjacent to 8-foot-long enclosed kitchen with a breakfast room.

Apartment 8B is a three-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long entry gallery that leads to a 15-foot-long dining room next to an enclosed kitchen and a 22-foot-long living room.  The 14-foot-long terrace adjoins the dining room and a 19-foot-long solarium/breakfast room that opens onto the kitchen and the living room and a large, 36-foot-long terrace.

Apartment 26B is a three-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-long foyer that leads to a 15-foot-long gallery that opens onto a 29-foot-long, corner living room with a large bay window that adjoins a 19-foot-long enclosed kitchen with a breakfast room with a large bay window leading to a 17-foot-long dining room.  The 17-foot-long master suite has a large 5-sided corner bay window.

Apartment 8A is a three-bedroom unit with a 17-foot-long foyer that leads to an enclosed 17-foot-long kitchen off a 17-foot-long dining room that opens onto a 22-foot-long living room and a 21-foot-long study.  A 70-foot-long terrace opens onto the 17-foot-long master bedroom, the dining room, the living room and the study and a smaller 16-foot-long terrace also opens onto the study.



It is across the street from another luxury apartment tower, the Beekman Regent at 351 East 51st Street, that was in construction at the same time and this building is a few blocks to the north of Donald Trump's very tall Trump World tower that looms over the nearby United Nations.

This building is very close to the charming and small Beekman Place neighborhood and not far from Sutton Place.



Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 26 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 26 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 17 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #3 Rated condo - Beekman/Sutton Place
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