Forward Building - 175 East Broadway
72

Forward Building, 175 East Broadway has received a CityRealty Rating of 72, 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

27
Out of 44
+
20
Out of 36
+
17
Out of 39
+
8
=
72
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 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:
No 0 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:
Individual Designation 2 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:
More than 50 blocks 0 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
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Forward Building Overview

The former Jewish Daily Forward Building at 173 East Broadway, perhaps the most prominent and important landmark on the Lower East Side, was converted in 2006 into 29 condominium apartments by Ronald Castellano and Christopher Hayes, who had previously converted the Garfield Building not far away at 142 Henry Street.

The Forward building was designed in Beaux-Arts style by George A. Boehn, who also designed the very ornate mid-rise, mid-block building at 165 West 57th Street across from Carnegie Hall in 1916.

Its richly ornamented façade has the Forward Building incised above its arched entrance in English and in Yiddish near the top of the 10-story building.

It was erected in 1912 and served as the headquarters of the Jewish Daily Forward until it was sold to the Lau family in 1974 and it moved to its present location at 49 East 33rd Street. Mr. Castellano told CityRealty.Com that the Lau family used the building s first two floors as a Chinese church and bible factory and kept the rest of the building vacant until 1998 when they sought to convert it to about 39 condominiums. It was put on the condo market just before Sept. 11, 2001, however, and afterwards the apartments came off the market.

During renovations, statues of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were moved but returned to their "rightful" place, and in 2004 the building was sold.

Mr. Castellano and Mr. Hayes finished the renovation and obtained a certificate of occupancy as well as approval from the city's Landmarks...

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of Forward Building, 175 East Broadway

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Features & Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 2006
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Famous Lower East Side landmark
  • High ceilings
  • 24-hour doorman
  • SubZero refrigerators
  • Roof deck
  • Refrigerator in lobby for perishable deliveries

Cons

  • No garage
  • No balconies
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Forward Building, 175 East Broadway Alternate Addresses

  • 173-175 East Broadway
  • 173 East Broadway

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