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The Belaire, 524 East 72nd Street

between York Avenue & East River Drive   |    Lenox Hill

The Belaire - 524 East 72nd Street
87

The Belaire, 524 East 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 87, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

30
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
22
Out of 39
+
9
=
87
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
Yes 1 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 1 Bed $1,500,000 1
  • 2 Beds $1,850,000 1
  • 3 Beds $5,250,000 3
  • Last updated Apr 28, 2016
$2,311 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Starting From # avail
  • Studios $2,995 1
  • 1 Bed $3,400 3
  • 2 Beds $7,450 2
  • 5 Beds $16,000 1
  • Last updated May 01, 2016
$2,311 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$1,532 Avg. Price / Ft2
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The Belaire Overview

This handsome, 50-story condominium tower at 524 East 72nd Street is one of the most attractive on the Upper East Side. 

Designed by Frank Williams and Associates for a development team headed by William Zeckendorf Jr., with Kumagai Gumi, a Japanese company, the tower's red-brick façade is a nicely modeled, slender slab. Its top culminates in several, terraced setbacks that give it a distinct and asymmetrical look. 

Completed in 1988, this offers the most unobstructed views of the group of high-rise towers that sprung up in the immediate vicinity following the move of Sotheby's, the auction house, from Madison Avenue in 1980 to an unattractive warehouse-like structure at the York Avenue corner of this block that was originally erected as a cigar warehouse for Lorillard Tobacco Company and was later occupied by Eastman Kodak before being redesigned for Sotheby’s by Lundquist & Stonehill. 

Sotheby's subsequently planned to erect a very large, medium-size tower on its avenue site designed by architect Michael Graves, but then abandoned the project in favor of a move to the redevelopment of the New York Coliseum at Columbus Circle. 

Sotheby's, however, eventually backed out of that plan and decided to build something modest in 1988 designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox at its existing site, which would mean that this tower's views to the west were not too compromised by the auction house. 

The lower 14-floors of the red-brick apartment building are used by the...

Carter Horsley's Review
of The Belaire, 524 East 72nd Street

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Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Children's Playroom
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Fireplaces
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Pros

  • Many excellent and protected views
  • Part of a luxury high rise enclave near the East River
  • Very attractive building silhouette with asymmetrical top
  • Down the block from Sothebys auction house
  • Dead end street has attractive, curved, seating area
  • Delightful double row of trees in front of building

Cons

  • Out of the way location
  • No roof deck
  • Apart from a few other nearby high rise towers, neighborhood is a bit drab
  • Dead end street
  • Masonry is not magnificent although color is warm and pleasant
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  • 288 Available for Sale
  • $1,842 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,054,567 Avg. Price
  • $2,275,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Laurel Apt PH31 | $16,950,000
    Price / ft2 $4,162
  2. Least Expensive 223 East 78th Street Apt 3B | $324,850
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  • 181 Available for Rent
  • $71 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $7,226 Avg. Price
  • $4,800 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 225 East 64th Street Apt LL | $65,625
    Price / ft2 $75
  2. Least Expensive 500 East 73rd Street Apt C5 | $1,995
    Price / ft2 $53
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  • 446 Total Sales
  • $1,627 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,402,199 Avg. Price
  • $1,537,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Charles Apt PH1 | $37,940,000
    Price / ft2 $3,230
  2. Least Expensive 149 East 62nd Street Apt 3A | $300,000
    Price / ft2 $1,017
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