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Kips Bay Towers, 343 East 30th Street

Between First Avenue & Second Avenue

Description of Kips Bay Towers

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 300 East 33rd Street, 330 East 33rd Street, and 333 East 30th Street.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 1963
    Converted Year 1981
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Gramercy Park
  • Total Apartments 560
    Total Floors 21
    Doorman FT Doorman

Apartment Pricing Stats

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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 343 East 30th Street (4)

4
Available Apts
$774K - $1.3M
Price Range
$1,076
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 343 East 30th Street (1)

1
Available Apts
$2,500
Prices Start At
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Kips Bay Towers: Rating

33
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 33 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

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15
Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 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
  • #1 Rated condo - Gramercy Park
 

Carter Horsley's Review of Kips Bay Towers

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.

The south tower was completed in 1960 and the north tower in 1966." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Landscaped enclave
  • Large windows
  • Protected views
Cons
  • Very long corridors
  • Exposed concrete facade
  • Not close to midtown
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Subways

  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.44 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,116
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 14 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$537.5K - $2M
Price Range
$1,144
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 375 Available for Sale
  • $1,749 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,957,785 Avg. Price
  • $995,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Rose Hill, 30 East 29th Street Apt PHA | $18,750,000
    Price / ft2 $4,267
  2. Least Expensive The Gramercy House, 235 East 22nd Street Apt 1D | $275,000
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  • 42 Available for Rent
  • $77 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $6,299 Avg. Price
  • $4,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Rutherford Place, 305 Second Avenue Apt PH902 | $25,000
    Price / ft2 $136
  2. Least Expensive 331 East 14th Street Apt 2A | $2,287
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  • 388 Total Sales
  • $1,444 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,697,905 Avg. Price
  • $1,215,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Tower at Gramercy Square Apt PH | $19,500,000
    Price / ft2 $2,790
  2. Least Expensive Gramercy East Apt 8M | $357,500
    Price / ft2 $894

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