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Tower 53, 159 West 53rd Street, #21F

$900,000 ($1,218 per ft2) | 1 bed, 1 bath | Approx. 739 ft2
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50 days on Market

Key Details

  • Listed: Apr 30, 2024
    Days on Market: 50
    Building Type: Condominium
    Neighborhood: Midtown West (Manhattan)
    Doorman: FT Doorman
Monthly Common Charges: $1,010
Monthly Real Estate Taxes: $1,132
Total Taxes & Fees: $2,142 ($2.90/ft2)
Est. Monthly Mortgage: $5,384
Total Est. Monthly Carrying Cost: $7,526 ($10.18/ft2)
Note: the above is based on a down payment of 10% ($90,000), which is the minimum amount permitted by the building.

Description

Welcome to Residence 21F at 159 West 53rd Street, a stunning oasis in the heart of vibrant Midtown Manhattan. This exquisite one-bedroom, one-bathroom home offers the perfect blend of modern luxury and urban convenience, ideal for discerning buyers seeking upscale city living.

Step into the spacious foyer, accented by the warmth of hardwood floors that flow seamlessly throughout the residence. The galley kitchen features white lacquer cabinets, a mosaic tile backsplash, and vintage-style Classic by Unique refrigerator and dishwasher, complemented by a stainless steel gas 5-burner range.

The bright and spacious living room offers room for lounging and dining and boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the space with natural light, overlooking 7th Avenue and opening up to a private balcony with sweeping views of Central Park midtown west, perfect for enjoying morning coffee or evening cocktails al fresco.

A separate hallway leads to the private king-sized bedroom, featuring northeastern exposures for serene and peaceful rest. Five large closets throughout the home provide ample storage space for wardrobe essentials and household items, ensuring a clutter-free living environment.

The full updated bathroom is a luxurious retreat, featuring a soaking tub and modern vanity, perfect for unwinding after a long day in the city.

The building offers an array of amenities including a full-time doorman for added security and convenience, a communal roof deck with panoramic views of the city skyline, and a laundry room for residents’ convenience.

Utilities are included in the common charges.

Nestled in the heart of Midtown, residents enjoy easy access to world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Explore nearby attractions such as Rockefeller Center, Central Park, and the Museum of Modern Art, or indulge in culinary delights at renowned restaurants like Le Bernardin and Jean-Georges.

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Apartment Amenities

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Pricing History

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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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