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Tower 53, 159 West 53rd Street, #18AB

$2,200,000 ($1,419 per ft2) | 3 beds, 2.5 baths | Approx. 1,550 ft2
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140 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Feb 6, 2024
    Days on Market: 140
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
Monthly Common Charges: $2,042
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $1,810
Total Taxes & Fees: $3,852 ($2.49/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $13,226
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $17,078 ($11.02/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 10% ($220,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Insider Highlights

  • Building Amenities: The full-service building provides a range of amenities such as a full-time doorman and concierge service, on-site garage, roof deck with Central Park views, resident storage, a fitness center, outdoor entertainment space, and a live-in superintendent. The building is also pet-friendly.
  • Private and Spacious Living: The apartment offers the unique opportunity to combine two units into a spacious 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom condo. It also features a private balcony with city views.
  • Modern Improvements: Since its construction in 1968, the building has undergone significant improvements, including the replacement of all windows and the addition of clear glass railings to the balconies in 2006.
  • Convenience Features: For added convenience, the building offers in-building laundry facilities and all utilities, including heat, hot water, central A/C, and electricity, are covered by a fuel assessment.
  • Secure Parking: The building provides secure on-site parking, ensuring residents have a safe and convenient place to park their vehicles.
  • Prime Location: This property is located in the highly sought-after Midtown West neighborhood, conveniently close to Central Park, Times Square, Carnegie Hall, and the Theater District. It also offers easy access to numerous public transportation options, including the 1/2/B/D/E/F/N/R/W/Q trains.

Description

3BR/3BA COMBINATION OPPORTUNITY!!! As you step into this high-rise condo, you’ll be greeted by an abundance of natural light and city views through dual pane windows and a sliding door leading to your private balcony offering the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy the cityscape. Create your 3BR/3BA dream home in midtown Manhattan by combining this two-bedroom, one-and-a-half bath apartment with the adjacent one-bedroom, one-bath apartment for a total of about 1550sf with a large south facing balcony big enough for luxurious entertaining! The half bath in the B-line has often been converted to a full bath in other apartments. The luxury full-service CONDO building has full-time concierge and doorman service, a garage on site, a wonderful roof deck with amazing Central Park views, and is centrally located to all of New York City’s finest attractions, including Central Park, Times Square, Carnegie Hall, the Theater District, and many transportation options.

Live/Work and pets are allowed. Laundry facilities are conveniently located within the building for added convenience. There is an ongoing fuel assessment of $198.55 which covers all utilities including heat, hot water, central A/C and electricity. With northern, southern, and eastern exposures, this home offers a prime location with easy access to all the best that Manhattan has to offer. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience luxury city living at its finest.

Schedule your showing today and make this urban oasis your new home.

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About Tower 53, 159 West 53rd Street

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Tower 53, 159 West 53rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 59, 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

18
Out of 44
+
22
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
+
6
=
59
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Unattractive 3 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Exists 1 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No and Bad 0 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:
None 0 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:
Attractive 2 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
None 1 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:
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:
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:
Some 1 out of 2 points

Building Amenities

  • Conversion Year: 1983
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

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Pros
  • Convenient to many major west Midtown office buildings and Rockefeller Center
  • Close to the theater district and Times Square
  • Close to many major landmarks
  • Close to many fine restaurants, several at the impressive Equitable Center
  • Nearby access to subway and buses
  • Many staggered balconies
  • Doorman
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • Conventional layouts
  • Heavy traffic
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Subways

  1. B
  2. D
  3. E
at Broadway and 53rd 0.01 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 7th Ave 0.12 miles
  1. 1
at Broadway 0.15 miles
  1. F
at 6th Ave 0.22 miles
  1. C
at 8th Ave and 51st 0.24 miles
  1. M
at 6th Ave and 51st 0.30 miles
  1. A
at Columbus Circle 0.36 miles

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