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Griffin Court, 800 Tenth Avenue: Review and Ratings

between 53rd Street & 54th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 800 Tenth Avenue by Carter Horsley

Griffin Court is a very handsome, two-building residential condominium project with 95 units at 800 Tenth Avenue between 53rd and 54th Streets. 

The development, which is also known as 452 West 54th Street, was erected in 2010 by Alchemy Properties and was designed by FXFowle. 

Alchemy’s other projects include the Isis at 303 East 77th Street, 57 Bond Street, The Keystsone at 38-44 Warren Street, the Oculus at 50 West 15th Street and the Indigo at 125 West 21st Street. It is also converting the top of the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway.

Bottom Line

A very handsome, mid-rise development in Clinton with one of the city’s best-looking landscaped and multi-level center courtyards.


The gray, white and dark blue building has some corner windows and a very handsome, multi-level, 8,750-square-foot, landscaped center courtyard with a very attractive pergola that is visible from the lobby and a grassy play area for children. 

There are some rooftop cabanas and some balconies and terraces. 

The building has two, 83-foot-wide murals by Corinne Ulmann: one of the paintings depicts tress with leaves in the sunlight, while the other casts trees in the shadows. 

The building is setback above the sixth floor and its façade window mullions are staggered.


The building has a fitness center, storage space, a 24-hour concierge, a live-in superintendent, a package room and cold storage. 

The building is pet-friendly.


Kitchens have Poggenpohl cabinetry, KitchenAid refrigerators, Viking ranges and Bosch dishwashers. 

42 of the 95 units have dens. 

Penthouse A is a three-bedroom unit with a 23-foot-long living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen and a 139-square-foot balcony and a 917-square-foot private terrace. 

Penthouse C is a duplex with a 14-foot-long, double-height, living/dining room, a pass-through, open kitchen, a 13-foot-long bedroom and a 1.397-square-foot terrace on the lower level and two bedrooms on the upper level. 

Apartment P on the 5th floor is a one-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen and a 8-foot-long den and a 326-square-foot roof-top cabana. 

Apartment J on the 6th floor is a two-bedroom unit with a 19-foot-long living/dining room with a 37-square-foot balcony, a 10-foot-long den and a 537-square-foot rooftop cabana. 

Apartment I on the 3rd and 5th floors is a one-bedroom unit with an 18-foot-long living/dining room with an open, pass-through kitchen and a 16-square-foot “planting area.”


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 33 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #41 Rated condo - Midtown
  • #21 Rated condo - Midtown West
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