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30 East 85th Street

At The Southwest corner of Madison Avenue

Key Details

  • Year Built 1987
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Total Apartments 90
    Total Floors 30
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2


30 East 85th Street is located on the southwest corner of Madison Avenue.

Built in 1987 and designed by the architects of SLCE, the 30-story development mixes gracious style and premium amenities with a killer location. It is very close to Central Park and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All 90 apartments offer spectacular views through large wall-to-wall windows, west toward Central Park, east toward the East River and south to the Midtown skyline. Many apartments have balconies or terraces to further enjoy the views.

Layouts run from studios to four-bedrooms with a few duplexes. All feature top-of-the-line finishes and details, including solid wood doors, cherry wood floors and plaster walls. Kitchens have topnotch appliances, with glass and ash-blond cabinets imported from France and sinks from Germany. Bathrooms, meanwhile, are fitted with marble walls and floors and whirlpool baths. Most apartments have washers and dryers.

30 East 85th Street features concierge service for its residents, who also share the use of a garage, storage and bike rooms. Memberships to the David Barton Gym on the second floor are also available.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Rent at 30 East 85th Street (3)

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Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 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
  • #15 Rated condo - Upper East Side
  • #3 Rated condo - Carnegie Hill

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the few, new, tall, post-World War II buildings on the Upper East Side west of Lexington Avenue, this 30-story tower at 30 East 85th Street on the southwest corner at Madison Avenue is one of the most luxurious.

It was erected in 1987 by Donald Zucker and Joseph Slifka. " Read Carter's Full Review
  • Excellent location
  • Close to Subway
  • Excellent views
  • Manned elevator
  • Doorman
  • Storage space
  • Health club
  • Across street from Dean & DeLuca
  • Concierge
  • Central laundry room
  • Illuminated top of the building
  • Close to many museums
  • Garage
  • Handsome entrance and lobby
  • Excellent bus transportation
  • No roof deck
  • Cross-town traffic on side street
  • Peach color of brickwork
  • Many apartments
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More Neighborhood Info


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at Lexington Ave 0.22 miles

Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$1.7M - $6.3M
Price Range
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Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 80 Available for Rent
  • $78 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $10,240 Avg. Price
  • $5,898 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 988 Fifth Avenue Apt PENTHOUSE | $80,000
    Price / ft2 $175
  2. Least Expensive 160 East 91st Street Apt 6G | $1,495

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