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The Empire, 188 East 78th Street, #PENTHOUSE

$8,990,000 ($1,892 per ft2) | 5 beds, 5 baths | Approx. 4,751 ft2
40 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed Sep 14, 2021
    Days on Market 40
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Lenox Hill
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Listing viewed 167 times
Monthly Common Charges $7,927
Monthly Real Estate Taxes $9,237
Total Taxes & Fees $17,164 ($3.61/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage $34,112
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost $51,276 ($10.79/ft2)

Description

Penthouse Combination Perfection. This is an ultra-rare opportunity to create a full-floor penthouse with unobstructed 360-degree views from atop the 32nd floor at the white glove Empire Condominium. Bring your architect and designer to envision the endless possibilities with nearly 5,000 square feet of expansive space and light.

Enjoy breathtaking sunrise views over the East River, sunsets over Central Park, and the glimmering New York City skyline at night. Natural light pours into this sophisticated space throughout the day where undisturbed top floor living affords a lifestyle of effortless tranquility, cantilevered over the city below.

This combined offering of Penthouse A and Penthouse B in its current configuration features three balconies, five bedrooms, and is optimally sized for a wide variety of full floor reconfiguration options. Other notable features include tall, peaked windows, two gas fireplaces, central air/heat, two sets of washer/dryers and generous closet space throughout.

The Empire Condominium at 188 East 78th Street is a premier full-service condominium with a beautiful lobby that boasts elegant mahogany finishes and a stunning marble and gilded iron sweeping staircase which leads to the mezzanine level of expansive amenities including a resident lounge, separate business center, new well-equipped gym with Peloton bikes, children's playroom, and a multi-leveled outdoor garden.

Also available is garage parking within the building and coming soon, a completely refreshed rooftop lounge. Within 500 ft from the 6 train, near the Q train and a plethora of shops and neighborhood must-haves, the location is superb.

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Apartment Amenities

  • Washer/Dryer in apt.
  • Balcony

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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
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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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