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45 East 89th Street

Between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue   |    Carnegie Hill

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Key Details

  • Condop
  • Built in 1969
  • 251 Apartments
  • 38 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $2,200,000 1
  • 2 Beds $1,999,000 1
  • 3 Beds $3,695,000 1
  • Last updated Feb 16, 2018
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$1,723 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $2,050,000 2
  • 2 BEDS $3,000,000 1
  • 3 BEDS $3,045,000 1
  • 4 BEDS $5,487,500 2
  • Avg. Price based on 6 closings during past 12 months Last updated Feb 22, 2018
  • View all recent sales
$2,284 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Overview

89

45 East 89th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 89, 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

34
Out of 44
+
29
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
8
=
89
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Free Standing 2 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 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 50 blocks 1 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    Although this behemoth incurred the wrath of many Upper East Siders for its great height, it is one of the city's finest post-War II high-rise apartment towers.

    While its soaring height looms over Madison Avenue, the tower itself is setback both from the avenue and the sidestreets.

    The surrounding plazas, all paved in large bricks similar to those on the tower, permitted the tower to rise as tall as it did under the then applicable zoning.

    The tower's main redeeming feature is, in fact, its brickwork, a very large, reddish brown "iron-spot" brick whose warm color harmonizes well with its surroundings. The design, by Thomas Lehrecke of Oppenheimer, Brady & Lehrecke, is distinguished by its full-walled balconies and the modulation of its façades.

    This is the finest project of the developer, Rose Associates.

    The tower's plazas, which have pyramidal planters, often suffer from windy gusts as a result of the tower's exposed height.

    This sentinel, which has a large driveway on Madison Avenue, was an important pioneer in new development north of 86th Street at the time and was important in upgrading its Carnegie Hill neighborhood.

    While it can be argued that it broke the scale of the area, so did the Carlyle Hotel and the great multi-towered apartment buildings of Central Park West.

    In fact, this tower helped mitigate the terrible aesthetic damage inflicted on the Upper East Side by the giant Mt. Sinai Hospital tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill about a dozen blocks to the north.

    This building has a rooftop health club and the 248 condop apartments, all two- and three-bedroom units, have 9-foot-high ceilings, which was higher than the standard then current.

    A standout, yes, but a handsome one.

    One critic has likened, in a derogatory fashion, its street-level appearance to a fortress, yet the analogy is not entirely inappropriate as a few blocks to the north on the avenue stands the ruins of the Squadron A Armory, a similarly colored battlement. 

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    Carter Horsley's Review

    45 East 89th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "Although this behemoth incurred the wrath of many Upper East Siders for its great height, it is one of the city's finest post-War II high-rise apartment towers." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Garage
    • Great views
    • Prime Carnegie Hill location
    • Doorman
    • Close to Subway
    • Apartments have 9-foot-ceilings
    • Rooftop health club
    Cons
    • Plazas are often windy
    • No fireplaces
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    45 East 89th Street - 10 year Sales History

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    45 East 89th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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    $2,284
    AVG Price / ft2, based on 6 Sales
     

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    45 East 89th Street Alternate Addresses

    • 1239 Madison Avenue
    • 60 East 90 Street

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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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    • 92 Available for Sale
    • $2,402 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $5,794,390 Avg. Price
    • $3,722,500 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive 995 Fifth Avenue Apt 11SN | $29,750,000
      Price / ft2 $3,482
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    • 129 Total Sales
    • $1,893 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $3,903,610 Avg. Price
    • $2,393,550 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive 3 East 95th Street Apt 3 | $19,800,000
      Price / ft2 $2,925
    2. Least Expensive 80th at Madison Apt 26A | $453,704
      Price / ft2 $191

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