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Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street

Between Eighth Avenue & Ninth Avenue   |    Midtown West

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1980
  • 252 Apartments
  • 25 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $1,190,000 11
  • 2 Beds $1,550,000 5
  • 3 Beds $1,850,000 6
  • Last updated Apr 22, 2018
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$1,883 Avg. Price / Ft2
$70 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,131,591 22
  • 2 BEDS $1,972,245 9
  • 3 BEDS $1,890,879 8
  • Avg. Price based on 39 closings during past 12 months Last updated Apr 22, 2018
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$1,726 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 66, 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

20
Out of 44
+
21
Out of 36
+
16
Out of 39
+
9
=
66
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 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 OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unrelated Base 0 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 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 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:
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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Some 0 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
10-15 1 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
Yes, but Small 1 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:
Yes 1 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
  • #49 Rated condo - Midtown West
How was this building rated?

This plain, 25-story apartment building at 301 West 53rd Street on the northwest corner at Eighth Avenue was assembled by Harry Horwitz and erected in 1980.

It subsequently was known as the Encore and more recently as The Metro and has been owned by Ruby Schron, Extell Development, Westbrook Capital and most recently by HFZ Capital Group, which is headed by Ziel Feldman. HFZ is converting it to 252 condominiums and has renamed it Fifty Third and Eighth.

It was designed by Liebman & Liebman and Schuman Lichtenstein & Claman.

BP Architects is designing the conversion, Terrain NYC is the landscape architect and ASH NYC is responsible for the furnishings.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. E
  2. C
at 8th Ave and 51st 0.16 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.21 miles
  1. B
  2. D
at Broadway and 53rd 0.21 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.22 miles
  1. A
at Columbus Circle 0.29 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.39 miles
  1. M
at 6th Ave and 51st 0.45 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This plain, 25-story apartment building at 301 West 53rd Street on the northwest corner at Eighth Avenue was assembled by Harry Horwitz and erected in 1980." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Good public transportation
  • 24-hour doorman
  • Convenient to midtown
  • Live-in superintendent
  • Garage
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Valet cleaning
  • Roof deck
  • Convenient to theater district
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No balconies
  • No fireplaces
  • Many apartments
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Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street - 10 year Sales History

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Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,726
AVG Price / ft2, based on 39 Sales
 

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Fifty Third and Eighth, 301 West 53rd Street Alternate Addresses

  • 300 West 54th Street
  • 302 West 54th Street
  • 303 West 53rd Street
  • 304 West 54th Street
  • 305 West 53rd Street
  • 307 West 53rd Street
  • 891 Eighth Avenue
  • 893 Eighth Avenue
  • 895 Eighth Avenue
  • 897 Eighth Avenue
  • 899 Eighth Avenue
  • 901 Eighth Avenue
  • 903 Eighth Avenue
  • 905 Eighth Avenue
  • 907 Eighth Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 559 Available for Sale
  • $2,279 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,241,030 Avg. Price
  • $1,895,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Atelier Apt 45FL | $85,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,667
  2. Least Expensive The Strand Apt 6H | $549,500
    Price / ft2 $1,324
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  • 380 Available for Rent
  • $75 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $6,716 Avg. Price
  • $4,900 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Plaza Apt PH2003 | $90,000
    Price / ft2 $272
  2. Least Expensive The Colonnade Apt 12BB | $2,275
    Price / ft2 $68
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 608 Total Sales
  • $1,767 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,971,740 Avg. Price
  • $1,410,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive One57 Apt 79 | $36,657,000
    Price / ft2 $5,875
  2. Least Expensive 38 Nine Apt 5D | $343,000
    Price / ft2 $624

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