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There is one apartment for rent at 181 East 90th Street (last updated on Mar 3, 2023)

The Metropolitan, 181 East 90th Street

Condo located in Carnegie Hill, at The Northwest corner of Third Avenue

Description of The Metropolitan at 181 East 90th Street

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: Condo
    Neighborhood: Carnegie Hill (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down: 10%
  • Total Apartments: 89 89
    Total Floors: 32
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Allowed
    Total Floorplans:

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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

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The Metropolitan: Rating

Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 18 / 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
  • #19 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
  • 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
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • Several blocks from public transportation
  • Considerable traffic
  • No balconies
  • No sundeck
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