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The Alfred, 161 West 61st Street

At The Northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue   |    Lincoln Center

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1987
  • 226 Apartments
  • 38 Floors
$1,298 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $740,000 1
  • 1 BED $999,000 1
  • 2 BEDS $2,593,000 3
  • 3 BEDS $2,562,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 6 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jul 18, 2018
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$1,658 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

85

The Alfred, 161 West 61st Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 85, 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

29
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
20
Out of 39
+
9
=
85
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 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:
Free Standing 2 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 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 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:
No 0 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
    How was this building rated?

    Basking in the glory of its freestanding site, the 38-story Alfred residential condominium tower at 161 West 61st Street was one of the most visible in the Lincoln Center district when it was erected in 1987. 

    This neighborhood, however, began to witness a tremendous burst of new construction around 2007 with several glassy new apartment towers sprouted nearby to the south and west and Fordham University began to redevelop its campus south of the Lincoln Ceetner for the Performing Arts to the east. 

    By 2013, new construction to the east and north began to infringe upon this tower's high visibility from Lincoln Center.

    The 224-unit condominium was developed by Carol Management Corporation and designed by Jung/Brannen Associates.

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    Nearby Subway Stations

    1. 1
    at Broadway 0.23 miles
    1. B
    2. D
    3. A
    4. C
    at Columbus Circle 0.31 miles

    Carter Horsley's Review

    The Alfred, 161 West 61st Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "Basking in the glory of its freestanding site, the 38-story Alfred residential condominium tower at 161 West 61st Street was one of the most visible in the Lincoln Center district when it was erected in 1987. " Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Close to Lincoln Center
    • Racquetball
    • Central laundry room
    • Storage space
    • Garage
    • Playground
    • Concierge
    • Many balconies
    • Room service
    • Health club with pool
    • Free-standing
    • Close to Subway
    Cons
    • No sundeck
    • Many apartments
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    $1,658
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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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    • 164 Available for Sale
    • $2,104 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $3,825,765 Avg. Price
    • $2,700,000 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive One West End Apt PHA | $21,000,000
      Price / ft2 $3,506
    2. Least Expensive The Phillips Club Apt 736 | $195,000
      Price / ft2 $288
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    • 41 Available for Rent
    • $73 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $7,863 Avg. Price
    • $5,995 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive Millennium Tower Apt 48DE | $30,000
      Price / ft2 $144
    2. Least Expensive The Alfred Apt 10D | $2,850
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    • 300 Total Sales
    • $1,891 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $2,849,874 Avg. Price
    • $2,521,315 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive One West End Apt 22F | $9,617,096
      Price / ft2 $3,391
    2. Least Expensive Dorchester Towers Apt 16-15 | $450,000
      Price / ft2 $692

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