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The Black & Whites, 531 East 72nd Street, #2E

Listing no longer available on CityRealty as of May 16, 2023
It previously was on the market for a total of 393 days.
Last Sold on May 15, 2023 for $800,000
2 beds, 2 baths
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  • Buyers
  • Michael Twomey Greason
  • Sellers
  • Jeffrey Sharp
  • Douglas S Steinbrech
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1 apartment is currently available in this building.
393 days on Market

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Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 18, 2022
    Last Price Change: -5.3% ($45,000) on May 16
    Days on Market: 393
    Building Type: Cooperative
    Neighborhood: Lenox Hill (Manhattan)
    Listing viewed 1,223 times
Monthly Maintenance: $2,969
Est. Monthly Mortgage: -
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $7,352
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 20% ($160,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

Charming 2 bed, 2 bath pre-war residence in one of the iconic "Black and White" co-ops. An entry foyer leads into the spacious, sun-flooded, 24-foot living/dining room with a wood-burning fireplace and tall, oversized windows facing South with partial river, garden and skyline views. A long hallway leads past the windowed kitchen with ample storage space to a large Master bedroom and second bedroom.

Classic pre-war details abound throughout this historic home as well as 9’5" ceilings, lovely hardwood floors and good closet space.

The unique "Black and Whites", comprised of four buildings, were originally built in 1894, and are located on a quiet, tree-lined, cul-de-sac on East 72nd Street overlooking a cobblestone park and the East River. Over the years they have been home to many notable residents including Paris Review founder George Plimpton.

There are 2 public parks nearby as well as Sotheby’s Auction House, the Q train and M101, M15 and M31 bus lines.

BUILDING FEATURES: Key fob entry, security intercom system, live-in resident manager and porter who accept packages, bike room, storage bins for rent, when available. Washer/Dryer, Pied a terre, and Pets Allowed. 75% financing is permitted, 3% flip tax.

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About The Black & Whites, 531 East 72nd Street

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The Black & Whites, 531 East 72nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 49, 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

16
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
8
Out of 39
=
49
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 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 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
6-10 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
None 0 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Walk Up
  • Resident Storage
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

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