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Kips Bay Towers, 300 East 33rd Street

Between First Avenue & Second Avenue

Key Details

  • Year Built 1961
    Converted Year 1981
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Gramercy Park
  • Total Apartments 538
    Total Floors 21
    Doorman FT Doorman
Avg. Price / ft2
$47
Avg. Price / ft2
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

Kips Bay Towers is a 1,118-unit condominium complex that offers a degree of garden-surrounded privacy that few, if any, condos in Manhattan can match. Two 21-story towers sit within a three-acre, resident-only garden with lawns, strolling alleys, a basketball court, and a playground. A private driveway with a tree-planted parking lot is perfect for car-owning residents, while subway commuters may hop on the 33rd Street station of the 4 and 6 trains, located nearby on Park Avenue, and cyclists can make use of the bike lanes that run along either side of the complex on First and Second avenues, while storing their bicycles in the dedicated bike room. Other amenities include 24-hour doormen, concierge services, laundry rooms, a fitness center, and a room for community events. Most units are equipped with dishwashers.

 

The buildings were designed by the late and great architect I. M. Pei, one of the leaders of the mid-century modernist movement, in a Zen-like, minimalist style that comes alive in fine details (thin window spandrels, concrete notches, and piloti columns at ground level), and juxtaposes prettily against the lush tree canopy in the garden. The complex sits near neighborhood favorites such as Fairway, Trader Joe's, and the Kips Bay Movie Theater, as well as ample dining options. If you are interested in the full list of Kips Bay listings, check out the three other addresses at 330 East 33rd Street, 333 East 30th Street, and 343 East 30th Street.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Garden
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Event Room
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Porte-Cochère / Driveway
  • Sports Court

Apartments for Sale at 300 East 33rd Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$650K - $849K
Price Range
$1,169
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 300 East 33rd Street (9)

9
Available Apts
$1,800
Prices Start At
$47
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Rating

31
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 31 / 44

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31
Out of 36

Location Rating: 31 / 36

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14
Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 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 condo - Gramercy Park
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"To the north and west of "Hospital Alley" along First Avenue, the Kips Bay Plaza complex of two 21-story, slab residential towers is one of the first major projects designed by famous architect I. M. Pei in New York City.

Pei, then an architect with the Webb & Knapp development company headed by William Zeckendorf, collaborated with the architectural firm S. J. Kessler & Sons on the development." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Architecturally distinguished
  • Large gardens
  • Driveway
  • Garage
  • Fitness Center
  • Designed by I.M. Pei
  • Close to Hospital Alley
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No roof deck
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Subways

  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.41 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,149
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 3 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$557K - $1.9M
Price Range
$1,160
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 398 Available for Sale
  • $1,680 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,030,247 Avg. Price
  • $1,112,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 78 Irving Place Apt PH | $37,500,000
    Price / ft2 $4,759
  2. Least Expensive 323 East 21st Street Apt 3A | $279,000
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  • 244 Available for Rent
  • $65 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,774 Avg. Price
  • $3,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 234 East 23rd Street Apt SkyLoft | $32,500
    Price / ft2 $94
  2. Least Expensive Apt 2D | $1,450
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  • 212 Total Sales
  • $1,398 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,389,845 Avg. Price
  • $830,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 121 E 22nd Apt NPH1 | $9,500,000
    Price / ft2 $3,119
  2. Least Expensive 224 East 18th Street Apt 3B | $335,000

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