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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street

At The Northwest corner of Third Avenue   |    Carnegie Hill

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 2004
  • 89 Apartments
  • 32 Floors
There are currently no apartments available
$82 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,695,000 1
  • 2 BEDS $2,629,600 5
  • 4 BEDS $5,200,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 7 closings during past 12 months Last updated May 26, 2017
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$1,628 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 77, 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

27
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
9
=
77
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 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:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 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:
Some 1 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #16 Rated condo - Carnegie Hill
How was this building rated?

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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Carter Horsley's Review

The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street 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. " Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Designed by Philip Johnson and Alan Ritchie
  • One of few towers on west side of avenue in this area
  • Health club
  • Corner windows
  • Sweeping vistas
  • Close to Subway
  • Bicycle room
  • Concierge
  • Large windows
  • Illuminated crown
Cons
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Several blocks from public transportation
  • Considerable traffic
  • No balconies
  • No sundeck
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$1,628
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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 52 Available for Rent
  • $83 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $13,471 Avg. Price
  • $8,448 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 988 Fifth Avenue Apt PENTHOUSE | $90,000
    Price / ft2 $171
  2. Least Expensive Ventana Apt 2B | $2,400
    Price / ft2 $62
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  • 109 Total Sales
  • $1,903 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,102,877 Avg. Price
  • $2,500,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 1110 Park Avenue Apt F | $17,615,816
    Price / ft2 $3,089
  2. Least Expensive The Royal Carnegie Apt 3C | $572,000
    Price / ft2 $1,144

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