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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street

At The Northwest corner of Third Avenue

Key Details

  • Year Built 2004
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Total Apartments 89
    Total Floors 32
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2
$70
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

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 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 (4)

4
Available Apts
$1.4M - $4.5M
Price Range
$1,569
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 181 East 90th Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$8,950
Prices Start At
$70
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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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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
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

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
$647
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 1 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$1.3M - $5.2M
Price Range
$1,520
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 488 Available for Sale
  • $1,754 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,198,562 Avg. Price
  • $2,495,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 995 Fifth Avenue Apt PH | $55,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 160 East 91st Street Apt 5G | $305,000
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  • 168 Available for Rent
  • $77 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $9,517 Avg. Price
  • $5,900 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 988 Fifth Avenue Apt PENTHOUSE | $100,000
    Price / ft2 $218
  2. Least Expensive 160 East 91st Street Apt 5J | $1,600
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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  • 152 Total Sales
  • $1,425 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,870,123 Avg. Price
  • $2,010,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 993 Fifth Avenue Apt 10 FL | $25,285,000
  2. Least Expensive 150 East 83rd Street Apt 4D | $319,900

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