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The Empire, 188 East 78th Street, #4C

$2,395,000 ($1,583 per ft2) -4.2% | 2 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 1,513 ft2
88 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Sep 3, 2021
    Last Price Change -4.2% ($105,000) on Oct 7
    Days on Market 88
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Lenox Hill
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 132 times
Monthly Common Charges $2,439
Monthly Real Estate Taxes $1,076
Total Taxes & Fees $3,515 ($2.32/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage $9,088
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $12,603 ($8.33/ft2)

Description

Spacious and with a great floor plan, this 2-bedroom, 2.5 bath apartment in the prestigious Empire Condominium is now on the market. With 1513 square feet of well laid out space, wonderful light and oversized windows, this home will meet all your needs. The Elegant entry foyer opens to a large living / dining room facing trees and townhouses on East 78th Street. Also, off the foyer is a beautifully appointed powder room for guests.

The kitchen features fabulous wood cabinetry and top of the line appliances. The spacious primary suite has 2 large closets, en-suite marble bathroom with double sinks, bath tub, separate stall shower and ample storage space. The second bedroom also features good closet space and an en-suite bathroom. This apartment comes with a washer/dryer, great outfitted closets, and beautiful hardwood floors throughout. This home is ideally located 4 blocks from Central Park and 3 blocks from Madison Avenue. The neighborhood is filled will fabulous restaurants, cafes, and world renown boutiques.

There are several Art Galleries and Museums nearby. The Empire is one of the most luxurious Condominiums on the Upper East Side with 24 Hour doorman, concierge and live-in super. On the second floor, which has undergone a full renovation, you will find a state-of-the-art fitness center, a social room, a playroom, a business center and a lovely terrace.

The building has a garage for a fee. Not to be missed, please contact us for an appointment.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Northern Exposures
  • Washer/Dryer in apt.

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About The Empire, 188 East 78th Street

90

The Empire, 188 East 78th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, 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

33
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
+
9
=
90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 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:
Yes and Good 2 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:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 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:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 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:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 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:
Spacious 4 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 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Substantial 2 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
Yes 1 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
  • Condo
  • Built in 1999
  • 77 Apartments
  • 32 Floors

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Distinctive- gabled roof
  • Formal dining rooms
  • Private garden terrace
  • Large apartments
  • Good public transportation
  • Concierge
  • Close to Subway
  • Foyers
  • Many bay windows
  • Garage
  • Storage Space
  • Few apartments per floor
  • Club with fitness center and private dining room
  • Wine cellars
  • Some fireplaces
  • Some balconies
Cons
  • Considerable traffic
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No nearby park
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.08 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.43 miles

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