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166 East 61st Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 166 East 61st Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This 9-story, mid-block structure at 166 East 61st Street is connected to a 20-story building at 169-175 East 60th Street on the northwest corner at Third Avenue across 60th Street from Bloomingdale’s.

It was erected in 1963 and designed by Horace Ginsbern for Harry B. Helmsley.  It has 165 co-operative apartments.

It is convenient to public transportation.

Bottom Line

A full-time doorman building on Third Avenue across 60th Street from Bloomingdale’s with many two-bedroom apartments, a garage and a bicycle room.

Description

This red-brick building has a canopied entrance with sidewalk landscaping on 61st Street.

The 9-story wing has studio apartments and the taller wing, which has several setbacks and some angled corner windows has larger apartments and an Ethan Allen store and an attractive enclosed rooftop watertank.

The building has discrete air-conditioners.

Amenities

The building has a full-time doorman, a live-in superintendent, a garage, bicycle room and storage.

Apartments

Apartment 21F is a two-bedroom unit with a 12-foot-long entrance gallery that leads past a 11-foot-wide dining room and a 10-foot-long enclosed and windowed kitchen to a 23-foot-long living room with an angled corner window.  The bedrooms also have angled corner windows.

Apartment 19F is a two-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-wide entrance gallery that leads to a 20-foot-long living room with a 13-foot-wide dining groom and an 8-foot-long enclosed kitchen.

Apartment 18J is a two-bedroom unit with a 12-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 21-foot-long living room with a 12-foot-wide terrace and a 13-foot-wide open kitchen with a breakfast bar.

Apartment 18F is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 22-foot-wide living room and a 14-foot-wide dining room with a very large terrace and an angled window and a 10-foot-wide kitchen with a pass-through.

Apartment 15M is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer across from a 9-foot-wide open kitchen with a breakfast bar and a 20-foot-wide living room with an 18-foot-wide sun room and a 31-foot-wide terrace with 560 square feet.

Apartment 11J is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer across from a 10-foot-long enclosed kitchen and a 21-foot-long living room.

Apartment 5F is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 30-foot-wide living room with a 15-foot-wide dining room next to a 13-foot-long kitchen.

Apartment 15H is a studio unit with a 7-foot-wide dining foyer next to a 7-foot-wide enclosed kitchen and a 21-foot-long living room with an 11-foot-long alcove.

Rating

22
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

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23
Out of 36

Location Rating: 23 / 36

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14
Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 39

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9
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68

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
  • #14 Rated co-op - Lenox Hill
 
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