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The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street

between Second Avenue & First Avenue   |    Midtown East

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1967
  • 360 Apartments
  • 47 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • Studios $299,000 2
  • 1 Bed $525,000 2
  • 2 Beds $665,000 9
  • 3 Beds $1,190,000 7
  • 4 Beds $2,495,000 2
  • Last updated Oct 17, 2017
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$656 Avg. Price / Ft2
$65 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $572,902 7
  • 2 BEDS $1,114,500 7
  • 3 BEDS $1,798,750 2
  • 4 BEDS $2,650,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 17 closings during past 12 months Last updated Oct 18, 2017
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$625 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

72

The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street 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

25
Out of 44
+
21
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
8
=
72
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Exists 1 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No and Bad 0 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:
Discrete 1 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:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
A lot 0 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Many 2 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 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
  • #48 Rated co-op - Midtown
  • #9 Rated co-op - Midtown East
How was this building rated?

This 47-story white-brick apartment tower was the city's tallest residential tower when it was built in 1967 and a precursor of many major mixed-use buildings as its lower five floors contain offices. Designed by Philip Birnbaum, who moved his offices into the building, many of the cooperative building's apartments have balconies. Over the years, the building has often had scaffolding around it to repair the brick façade as it and many buildings of its generation used a glazed brick that did not survive well in the city's freeze/cycles that caused water to freeze behind the glazing, expand and pop off the glazed facing. Many of the tower's units have impressive views, especially looking west down 57th Street. The building has a spacious lobby and attractive retail spaces, but its location suffers from noise heavy traffic on and off the nearby Queensborough Bridge.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
at 3rd Ave and 60th 0.26 miles
  1. M
  2. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.27 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.36 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This 47-story white-brick apartment tower was the city's tallest residential tower when it was built in 1967 and a precursor of many major mixed-use buildings as its lower five floors contain offices. Designed by Philip Birnbaum, who moved his offices into the building, many of the cooperative building's apartments have balconies. Over the years, the building has often had scaffolding around it to repair the brick façade as it and many buildings of its generation used a glazed brick that did not survive well in the city's freeze/cycles that caused water to freeze behind the glazing, expand and pop off the glazed facing. Many of the tower's units have impressive views, especially looking west down 57th Street. The building has a spacious lobby and attractive retail spaces, but its location suffers from noise heavy traffic on and off the nearby Queensborough Bridge." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Many apartments have impressive views
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
  • Garage
  • Health club with pool
  • Spacious lobby
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • Heavy traffic and noise at busy intersection
  • Conventional and small layouts
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The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street - 10 year Sales History

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The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,062,312
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The Excelsior, 303 East 57th Street Alternate Addresses

  • 1084 2 Avenue
  • 303 East 59 Street

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 198 Available for Sale
  • $961 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,344,505 Avg. Price
  • $850,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 417 Park Avenue Apt 11W | $7,999,999
  2. Least Expensive The Lombardy Apt 204 | $250,000
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  • 40 Available for Rent
  • $56 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,736 Avg. Price
  • $3,400 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Lombardy Apt 2101 | $25,000
  2. Least Expensive 332 East 54th Street Apt 4C | $1,900
    Price / ft2 $57
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  • 267 Total Sales
  • $890 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $850,644 Avg. Price
  • $650,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Ritz Tower Apt 19NS | $4,000,000
    Price / ft2 $1,481
  2. Least Expensive The Gotham Town House Apt 18H | $300,000

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