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There are 3 apartments for sale at 190 East 72nd Street (last updated on May 18, 2022)

Tower East, 190 East 72nd Street

Co-op located in Lenox Hill, between Lexington Avenue & Third Avenue

Description of Tower East at 190 East 72nd Street

Tower East is a full-service luxury cooperative which offers a garage with valet, health club, bike room, private storage, laundry room, playroom, and rooftop lounge. Pets, washer/dryers, co-purchasing, and pied-a-terres are permitted. The building is located at 190 East 72nd Street near Central Park, the Park Avenue Armory, top schools, popular restaurants and shopping, and the 68th Street 6 and the 72nd Street N/Q trains.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built: 1960
    Building Type: Co-op
    Neighborhood: Lenox Hill (Manhattan)
    Minimum Down Payment: 30%
  • Total Apartments: 130
    Total Floors: 34
    Doorman: FT Doorman
    Pets: Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry Room
  • Bike Room

Apartments for Sale at 190 East 72nd Street (3)

3
Available Apts
$995K - $2.4M
Price Range
$500
Avg. Price / ft2
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Tower East: Rating

29
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

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20
Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

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22
Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 39

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9
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80

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
  • #2 Rated co-op - Lenox Hill
 

Carter Horsley's Review of Tower East

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the first major projects designed by Richard Roth Jr., one of the "sons" in the famous architectural firm of Emery Roth & Sons, Tower East was a radical departure from traditional high-rise apartment building design in New York. Initiated just before the 1961 Zoning Resolution that promoted the use of plazas to provide more public space and also permit taller buildings that did not fully occupy their sites, this tower became a prototype for many others, especially to the south on Third Avenue: a tall tower set on a low-rise base. Unlike the Seagram Building on Park Avenue that actually created a large public plaza and was highly influential in the rationale for much of the new zoning in 1961, this tower does not provide street-level public space, but its freestanding tower, setback from the base on all sides, does provide considerably more "light and air" to its surroundings (as well as casting a longer shadow). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment tower is quite distinguished and far more attractive than the previous generation's minimal "white brick monstrosities." With its bronze-color window sashes and dark-tinted picture windows and its exposed-concrete piers on the east and west façades, it conjures up pin-strip suit snazziness. Interestingly, the north and south façades are treated differently with inset exposed-concrete walls that do not extend to the building's corners. These façades make the building appear somewhat less "commercial" than the east and west façades that could be mistaken for an office building. "Richard Jr. created this building in a conscious effort to break way from the past and delineate a new, modern image for apartment houses. Following the passage of the new zoning ordinance, this type of sheer tower became commonplace all over the city," noted Steven Ruttenbaum in his book, "Mansions in The Clouds, the Skyscraper Palazzi of Emery Roth," (Balsam Press Inc., 1986). The 34-story, 132-unit cooperative apartment building was built by Tishman Realty & Construction Company. There are four apartments per floor and all have quite spacious L-shaped living rooms with two exposures, entrance gallery and a maid's room that doubles as a den off the kitchen. The bathrooms have no windows." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Attractive entrance
  • Only four apartments per floor
  • Concierge
  • Entrance foyers
  • Garage
  • Prime location
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No health club
  • Windowless bathrooms
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Subways

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.17 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.42 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$649,500
Avg. Price
Based on 5 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$595K - $2.5M
Price Range
$473
Avg. Price / ft2

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