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The Lex 54 Condominium, 135 East 54th Street

Between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue

Key Details

  • Year Built 1950
    Converted Year 1985
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Midtown East
  • Total Apartments 141
    Total Floors 16
    Doorman FT Doorman
$1,111
Avg. Price / ft2
$58
Avg. Price / ft2
$1,172
Avg. Price / ft2

Rating

19
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 19 / 44

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27
Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

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9
Out of 39

Features Rating: 9 / 39

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7
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62

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #32 Rated condo - Midtown East
 

Description

This 16-story apartment building at 135 East 54th Street was designed by Rosario Candela and Paul Resnick.

The owners on the original filing were Julius and Minnie Glover but in 1951 Anthony and Joseph Campagna became the developers.

The building is on the northwest corner at Lexington Avenue just to the south of the Central Synagogue that was designed by Henry Fernbach in 1872 and is "the oldest building in continuous use as a synagogue in New York," according to Norval White and Elliot Willensky in their great book, "The A.I.A. Guide to New York City Architecture, Fourth Edition." Executed in "rough-hewn Moorish style," the building is "dour on the exterior, except for the star-studded cupolas," but it has "an interior gaily stenciled with rich blues, earthy reds, ocher and gilt," according to the authors. (The building was seriously damaged by a fire in 1998, but was fully restored.)

The second floor of this building is rented out for commercial uses. The building s apartments have central entrance foyers and considerable closet space.

The building, which is known as The Lex 54 Condominium, has 141 apartments. It was converted from a rental in 1985.

Its rooftop watertank enclosure is highlighted by five thin steel bands.

The building's top five floors have terraces and the building permits protruding window air-conditioners. It has no sidewalk landscaping but is convenient to Citicorp Center and the midtown business district.

There is good public transportation in the area.

Candela is generally regarded as the finest architect of the city's most luxurious pre-war apartment buildings.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
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Apartments for Sale at 135 East 54th Street (2)

2
Available Apts
$849K - $1.3M
Price Range
$1,111
Avg. Price / ft2
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Apartments for Rent at 135 East 54th Street (5)

5
Available Apts
$2,495
Prices Start At
$58
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This 16-story apartment building at 135 East 54th Street was designed by Rosario Candela and Paul Resnick.
The owners on the original filing were Julius and Minnie Glover but in 1951 Anthony and Joseph Campagna became the developers." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Some terraces
  • Doorman
  • Good closet space
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Across from Citicorp Center
  • Adjacent to landmark synagogue
  • Close to Subway
  • Rosario Candela-designed building
  • Garage
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • Many apartments
  • Considerable traffic
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Subways

  1. M
  2. 6
  3. E
at Lexington Ave and 53rd 0.15 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
  4. 4
  5. 5
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.27 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.44 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$1,172
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

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10
Units Sold
$570K - $2.4M
Price Range
$1,146
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 446 Available for Sale
  • $1,906 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,135,266 Avg. Price
  • $1,395,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt PH95 | $82,000,000
    Price / ft2 $9,933
  2. Least Expensive The St Regis Apt 909 | $125,000
    Price / ft2 $301
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  • 137 Available for Rent
  • $79 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $9,792 Avg. Price
  • $6,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 70A | $70,000
    Price / ft2 $209
  2. Least Expensive 227 East 57th Street Apt 4E | $1,995
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  • 389 Total Sales
  • $1,691 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,763,213 Avg. Price
  • $970,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 432 Park Avenue Apt 92 | $91,125,497
    Price / ft2 $11,039
  2. Least Expensive The Lombardy Apt 204 | $250,000

Alternate Address

  • 636-644 Lexington Avenue

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