159 Madison Avenue 

Between East 32nd Street & East 33rd Street   |    Murray Hill

159 Madison Avenue
46

159 Madison Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 46, 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

17
Out of 44
+
19
Out of 36
+
10
Out of 39
=
46
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Mixed 1 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:
Allowed and Present 0 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:
Unified Design 1 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:
Average Mix 2 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 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:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Minimal but Attractive 2 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 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:
None 0 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:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
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Nearby Subway Stations

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    • 28th Street (at Broadway) (0.26 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
     
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    • 33rd Street (at Park Ave) (0.10 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central (at Madison Ave and 42nd) (0.50 miles)
     
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159 Madison Avenue Overview

The stretch of Madison Avenue between Madison Square Park and 34th Street has undergone various transformations over the years.

In the early part of the 20th Century, it was very elegant as the fabulous tower of Madison Square Garden once marked one of the city's most glamorous sites that attracted some of the city's most prestigious clubs, such as the Colony in the high 20's, and many attractive hotels sprang up. The garden moved uptown to West 50th Street and then south to West 33rd Street, the Colony Club moved Uptown to Park Avenue and many of the ornate hotels were turned into Single Room Occupancy units for people on welfare. A few decades ago, streetwalkers plied their trade in the evening in the 30's.

Now, many of the hotels have been reclaimed for normal hotel use, the streetwalkers are gone, and the renaissance of the Flatiron and Park Avenue South districts in Midtown South have changed perceptions about the desirability of the Murray Hill area, which is just to the north of 34th Street, and much of Midtown South. Major advertisers, publishers and even investment houses have relocated from midtown to the general area and West 32nd Street has become a Ginza-type strip in the late 1990's.

This very handsome, Italian Renaissance-style, 12-story apartment building was built in 1911 and converted to a cooperative in 1988. It has 118 units and is convenient to subways and buses as well as the wonderful Morgan Library a few blocks to the north and the Empire State...

Carter Horsley's Review
of 159 Madison Avenue

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Features & Amenities

  • PT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Very handsome, Italian Renaissance-style
  • Pre-war construction
  • Excellent public transportation
  • Close to the Morgan Library
  • Not far from the trendy restaurants of the Flatiron District
  • Doorman
  • Not far from Herald Square, Penn Station and Madison Square Garden
  • Close to Murray Hill district

Cons

  • No garage
  • No health club
  • Considerable traffic on Madison Avenue
  • Immediate neighborhood lacks some charm
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