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The East River flows through all five boroughs and serves as the unofficial heart of New York City. It separates Queens from the Bronx on the northern end, and divides Manhattan from Brooklyn and Queens. The Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, and 59th Street Bridge were built to connect the boroughs, and residents of New York's East Side can enjoy stunning waterfront vistas.

We take a look at listings the most beautiful buildings looking out on the East River. From Old World cooperatives to amenity-rich new condominiums, there is something for everyone along this waterfront.

(Extell Development)
252-South-Street-01 All images of One Manhattan Square via Douglas Elliman
Waterfront home boasts interiors by Meyer Davis Studio, oak wood floors, custom finishes, and kitchen with top-of-the-line Miele appliances. The living room and kitchen seamlessly blend into the home, and the master suite features a walk-in closet and marble bath. The piece de resistance is a 668-square-foot private terrace overlooking the East River. See floor plan and full details here.

630-First-Avenue-01 All images of Manhattan Place via The Corcoran Group
High-floor home in a luxurious full-service building offers an open, flexible layout, endless storage space, triple exposures, and unobstructed East River views. The windowed chef's kitchen has been gut renovated with a center island, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Two king-sized master bedrooms offer en suite marble baths, and the secondary bedrooms look out on the river. See floor plan and full details here.

415-East-37th-Street-01 All images of The Horizon via Sotheby's International Realty
Newly updated apartment on a high floor enjoys panoramic views of the East River and the city skyline from every angle. The large living and dining area flows seamlessly into a modern open kitchen with quartzite countertops, high-end appliances, and ample counter space. Both bedrooms boast king-size space and walk-in closets. A virtual tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

695-First-Avenue-01 All images of One United Nations Park via The Corcoran Group
Duplex residence in a striking new building is filled with sunlight and river views from southeast corner exposures. The large living area boasts 18' ceilings and access to a wraparound terrace facing the river. It comes equipped with a built-in Crestron smart home system that regulates temperature, lighting and the motorized window shades that can be controlled by phone. See floor plan and full details here.

50-United-Nations-Plaza-01 All images of 50 United Nations Plaza via Nest Seekers
Expansive, exquisite apartment's east-facing living room spans 50 feet with grand-scale 11' floor-to-ceiling windows facing unobstructed river views. The dining area has floor-to-ceiling bay windows and seamless flow into a windowed eat-in chef's kitchen with custom cabinetry, curved center island, granite countertops, and top-of-the-line appliances. All three bedrooms boast walls of windows, and the master suite features two walk-in closets and a bath with a tub set in the bay window. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

845-United-Nations-Plaza-01 All images of Trump World Tower via Halstead
Every room in this combined and reconfigured apartment faces the East River and features museum-quality finishes. The expansive living room flows seamlessly into an open chef's kitchen and looks out on unobstructed views of the East River, Roosevelt Island Memorial and United Nations gardens. Both bedrooms have East River views, en suite baths, and enviable closet space. A video tour is available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

(Douglas Elliman)
860-United-Nations-Plaza-01 All images of 860 United Nations Plaza via Sotheby's International Realty
Spacious corner unit in an architecturally acclaimed building looks out on dramatic East River views from wall-to-wall windows. A grand formal dining room is directly adjacent to a galley kitchen with stainless steel appliances, including dual ovens. The master suite boasts breathtaking views, five spacious closets, and marble bath. See floor plan and full details here.

435-East-52nd-Street-01 All images of River House via Compass
25-Sutton-Place-South-01 Views via Elegran
Impressively renovated apartment in one of New York's most prestigious buildings boasts soaring ceilings, grand living space, and 50 feet of direct East River frontage. Recent enhancements include herringbone wood floors, handsome library, and open plan dining room and kitchen. The building is reached through grand entrance gates, and amenities include a beautiful port cochere, formal gardens, and the acclaimed River Club. See floor plan and full details here.

1-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of 1 Sutton Place South via Brown Harris Stevens
Gracious apartment in a Rosario Candela-designed building has been updated with new windows, new electricity, new plumbing, central air conditioning and alarm system, restored original wood paneling, working wood-burning fireplace in the living room, and steam shower and Jacuzzi in the master suite. However, the views of the East River and historic Sutton Place architecture were impossible to improve upon. See floor plan and full details here.

524-East-72nd-Street-01 All images of The Belaire via Compass
High-floor home is flooded with sunlight and looks out on dramatic vistas of the East River and all East Side bridges from massive windows in every room. Interiors feature hardwood floors, expansive living space, gourmet open kitchen, and in-unit washer/dryer. The master suite comes with a room-sized walk-in closet. See floor plan and full details here.

20-East-End-Avenue-01 All images of 20 East End Avenue via Compass
Grand-scale apartment in a Robert A.M. Stern-designed condominium enjoys exceptional river views and incredible natural light through oversized casement windows. The corner living/dining room boasts 11' ceilings, walnut-stained herringbone oak floors, and access to a private terrace. At the opposite end of the home, the master suite features southern and eastern exposures, private terrace, and bath with cast iron tub. See floor plan and full details here.

170-East-End-Avenue-01 All images of 170 East End Avenue via The Corcoran Group
Expansive apartment looks out on breathtaking views of the East River, Carl Shultz Park and the City skyline from floor-to-ceiling windows. The corner living room features a wood-burning fireplace, access to a formal dining room and library, and east-facing private balcony. The eat-in kitchen is outfitted with a large center island and top-of-the-line appliances. Video and virtual tours are available for this unit. See floor plan and full details here.

Honorable Mention
25-Sutton-Place-South-01 All images of Cannon Point North via Elegran
Convertible co-op in an enviable location features stunning views of the East River from every room. Interiors boast soaring ceilings, expansive rooms, large windows, and a highly flexible floor plan. It is in a full-service building with such amenities as a fitness center, full-time doormen, concierge, live-in resident manager, common laundry room, private storage, garage, yoga/ballet room, and free WiFi. See floor plan and full details here.

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