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The Harmony, 61 West 62nd Street

Between Columbus Avenue & Broadway   |    Lincoln Center

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1981
  • 278 Apartments
  • 29 Floors
$1,013 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $805,500 5
  • 2 BEDS $1,557,500 4
  • 4 BEDS $4,328,125 2
  • Avg. Price based on 11 closings during past 12 months Last updated Feb 21, 2018
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$1,392 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

61

The Harmony, 61 West 62nd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 61, 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

26
Out of 44
+
23
Out of 36
+
12
Out of 39
=
61
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 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:
None 0 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 30 blocks 3 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
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:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 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:
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
  • #8 Rated co-op - Lincoln Center
How was this building rated?

This 27-story cooperative apartment tower is one of the city's most modernistic with its silvery metallic façade. Designed by Philip Birnbaum, the 278-unit building was developed by Giffuni Bros., and completed in 1978. It occupies the former site of the Colonial Theater, which was built in 1904 and later became the Harkness Theater. The Colonial Theater was "hallowed by Chaplin, Houdini, Walter Hampden and - among many others - Walter Winchell, whose nightly broadcast originated here in the forties," according to Peter Selwen in his very interesting book, "Upper West Side Story A History and Guide," (Abbeville Press, 1989). The handsome building has an L-shape and is wrapped around 1881 Broadway. It has a large through-block arcade, entered from Broadway, that originally had a lot of red seating. In 1997, a large part of the arcade was rented to a "rock-climbing" enterprise that brought a new, blatantly vigorous, albeit incongruous, life to the space.

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Carter Horsley's Review

The Harmony, 61 West 62nd Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This 27-story cooperative apartment tower is one of the city's most modernistic with its silvery metallic façade. Designed by Philip Birnbaum, the 278-unit building was developed by Giffuni Bros., and completed in 1978. It occupies the former site of the Colonial Theater, which was built in 1904 and later became the Harkness Theater. The Colonial Theater was "hallowed by Chaplin, Houdini, Walter Hampden and - among many others - Walter Winchell, whose nightly broadcast originated here in the forties," according to Peter Selwen in his very interesting book, "Upper West Side Story A History and Guide," (Abbeville Press, 1989). The handsome building has an L-shape and is wrapped around 1881 Broadway. It has a large through-block arcade, entered from Broadway, that originally had a lot of red seating. In 1997, a large part of the arcade was rented to a "rock-climbing" enterprise that brought a new, blatantly vigorous, albeit incongruous, life to the space." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Close to Lincoln Center
  • Health Club
  • Many apartments have views of Lincoln Center
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Heavy traffic
  • Tourists
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$1,719,432
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The Harmony, 61 West 62nd Street Alternate Addresses

  • 55 West 62 Street
  • 57 West 62 Street
  • 59 West 62 Street
  • 61 West 62 Street
  • 1887 Broadway
  • 61 Columbus Avenue
  • 63 Columbus Avenue
  • 65 Columbus Avenue
  • 67 Columbus Avenue
  • 1 Harkness Plaza
  • 49 West 62 Street
  • 51 West 62 Street
  • 53 West 62 Street

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 80 Available for Sale
  • $1,101 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,008,827 Avg. Price
  • $799,000 Median Price
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    Price / ft2 $1,550
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  • 200 Total Sales
  • $1,099 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $998,554 Avg. Price
  • $797,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Harmony Apt 25HJK | $5,281,250
  2. Least Expensive Lincoln Spencer Arms Apt 88A | $325,000

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