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The Morse Building, 140 Nassau Street

Co-op located in Financial District, at The Northeast corner of Beekman Street

Description of The Morse Building at 140 Nassau Street

Originally built in 1879 by Silliman and Farnsworth, the Morse Building offers the quintessential New York City experience with 39 residences and only three units per floor. Converted in 2006, this historic landmark co-op features a recently renovated old world mosaic-tiled lobby, state-of-the-art video intercom, and a beautifully landscaped roof deck with panoramic views of the city. Additional amenities include a full-time superintendent, laundry room and storage available for rent. It is located at 140 Nassau Street near the South Street Seaport, the East River, top restaurants and bars, and the Fulton Street and City Hall public transportation hubs. Up to two dogs (25-pound weight limit) are permitted.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1880
    Converted Year: 1980
    Building Type: Co-op
    Neighborhood: Financial District (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down Payment: 20%
  • Total Apartments: 39
    Total Floors: 14
    Pets: Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Video Intercom
  • Elevator

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The Morse Building: Rating

12
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 12 / 44

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24
Out of 36

Location Rating: 24 / 36

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11
Out of 39

Features Rating: 11 / 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
  • #5 Rated co-op - FIDI - BPC
  • #5 Rated co-op - Financial District
 

Carter Horsley's Review of The Morse Building

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously designated the 14-floor Morse Building at 140 Nassau Street as an individual landmark September 19, 2006.

The building was designed by Benjamin Silliman and James Farnesworth and was completed in 1880 as an 8-story office building with two hydraulic elevators, gas lighting and fireplaces. It had been developed by G. Livingston Morse and Sidney E. Morse, nephews of Samuel F. B. Morse, the inventor of the telegraph and a prominent artist." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Designated city landmark
  • Close to Financial district
  • Good public transportation
  • A block from City Hall Park
  • Adjacent to major Gehry skyscraper project
  • Half a block from Pace University
  • Equidistant from Ground Zero and South Street Seaport
  • Roof deck
  • Nice mosaic murals in lobby
  • Fabulous block architecturally
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Bollards but no sidewalk landscaping
  • No garage
  • No concierge
  • No doorman
  • No fitness center
  • No balconies
  • Close to Pace University

Broker & Buyer Comments

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Subways

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  2. Z
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. A
  8. C
at Nassau 0.10 miles
  1. R
at Broadway and Warren 0.15 miles
  1. 6
at Centre and Reade 0.16 miles
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  2. E
at Broadway 0.19 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,856,667
Avg. Price
Based on 3 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$1.3M - $3.6M
Price Range
$1,175
Avg. Price / ft2

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