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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street

At The Northwest corner of Third Avenue

Description of The Metropolitan

Designed in 2004 by renowned architect Philip Johnson – whose projects, among others, include Avery Fisher Hall – the Metropolitan at 181 East 90th Street is located in Carnegie Hill.

The 32-story Metropolitan has 94 apartments, with the smallest aound 1,000 square feet. Sized to emulate prewar residences, units feature high ceilings, large entry foyers and spacious rooms. They also have unusual elements such as cherry wood kitchen cabinets and wide plank Merbau cherry wood floors. Master bathrooms have deep infinity edge tubs, which have a tub within another tub to allow the water to overflow, pass through a filter and recirculate. There are 10-foot ceilings, curved walls of oversized double-paned windows and spacious eat-in kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Apartments have full size washers and dryers, California walk-in closets and open views.

The amenities are equally impressive with a full time doorman, lobby attendants, concierge, handyman and a live-in super. Residents also have access to a fitness center, a children’s playroom and private storage rooms. The neighborhood is largely residential, with many restaurants, food markets and retail stores along 86th Street.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 2004
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Total Apartments 89
    Total Floors 32
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2
$76
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Apartments for Sale at 181 East 90th Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$2.3M - $2.5M
Price Range
$1,537
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 181 East 90th Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$10,000
Prices Start At
$76
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The Metropolitan: Rating

27
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

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23
Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 36

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18
Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 39

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9
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77

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
  • #18 Rated condo - Carnegie Hill
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Metropolitan

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Metropolitan condominium apartment building at 181 East 90th Street on the northwest corner at Third Avenue was designed by Philip Johnson, the dean of American architects in the second half of the 20th Century, and Alan Richie. 

The 32-story tower was completed in 2004 and contains 89 apartments. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Designed by Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie
  • One of few towers on west side of avenue in this area
  • Bicycle room
  • Health club
  • Concierge
  • Corner windows
  • Large windows
  • Sweeping vistas
  • Illuminated crown
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Several blocks from public transportation
  • Considerable traffic
  • No balconies
  • No sundeck
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Subways

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.23 miles
 
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,440
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 5 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$1.2M - $3.7M
Price Range
$1,399
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 554 Available for Sale
  • $2,036 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,216,708 Avg. Price
  • $2,500,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 991 Fifth Avenue Apt TOWNHOUSE | $52,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 103 East 84th Street Apt 1D | $275,000
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  • 33 Available for Rent
  • $84 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $13,867 Avg. Price
  • $6,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 995 Fifth Avenue Apt 15thfloor | $75,000
    Price / ft2 $108
  2. Least Expensive 160 East 91st Street Apt 1J | $1,650
    Price / ft2 $50
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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  • 286 Total Sales
  • $1,405 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,865,352 Avg. Price
  • $1,650,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 2 East 88th Street Apt 14PH | $60,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 160 East 91st Street Apt 13F | $310,000

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