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Sterling Plaza, 255 East 49th Street

At The Northwest corner of Second Avenue   |    Midtown East

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1985
  • 172 Apartments
  • 33 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • Studios $718,500 1
  • 1 Bed $900,000 3
  • 2 Beds $1,900,000 1
  • Last updated Jul 24, 2017
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$1,294 Avg. Price / Ft2
$51 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • STUDIO $765,000 1
  • 1 BED $1,206,250 4
  • 2 BEDS $1,900,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 6 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jul 24, 2017
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$1,292 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

76

Sterling Plaza, 255 East 49th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 76, 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
+
24
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
9
=
76
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 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:
Enclosed 1 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:
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:
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:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Many 2 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
Some 1 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:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #22 Rated condo - Midtown East
How was this building rated?

Take the famous main tower of the Houses of Parliament in London and wrap it in cardboard and plunk it down in midtown and you almost have the Sterling Plaza, a 33-story apartment tower erected in 1985 at 255 East 49th Street on the northwest corner of Second Avenue.

This condominium tower has good proportions, lots of corner balconies and a very distinctive roof.

It has 172 apartments and an attractive plaza.

The building was developed by Fred Wilpon and Saul B. Katz.

It was designed by Schuman, Lichtenstein, Claman & Efron and Arquitectonica.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. M
  2. 6
  3. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.21 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 7
at 3rd Ave and 42nd 0.42 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

Sterling Plaza, 255 East 49th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"Take the famous main tower of the Houses of Parliament in London and wrap it in cardboard and plunk it down in midtown and you almost have the Sterling Plaza, a 33-story apartment tower erected in 1985 at 255 East 49th Street on the northwest corner of Second Avenue." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Convenient midtown location
  • Colonnaded marquee
  • Attractive plaza with sculpture and curved planters
  • Doorman
  • Many balconies
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • No roof deck
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$1,292
AVG Price / ft2, based on 6 Sales
 

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 263 Available for Sale
  • $2,631 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $6,484,635 Avg. Price
  • $3,650,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt PH95 | $82,000,000
    Price / ft2 $9,933
  2. Least Expensive The St Regis Apt 808 | $165,000
    Price / ft2 $371
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  • 142 Available for Rent
  • $76 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $9,672 Avg. Price
  • $6,200 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 56A | $69,500
    Price / ft2 $187
  2. Least Expensive 230 East 52nd Street Apt 2F | $2,300
    Price / ft2 $69
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  • 300 Total Sales
  • $2,320 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,223,212 Avg. Price
  • $2,392,580 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 96 | $87,660,898
    Price / ft2 $10,619
  2. Least Expensive 334 East 54th Street Apt 3F | $394,000
    Price / ft2 $635

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