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45 Park Avenue: Review and Ratings

between East 36th Street & East 37th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 45 Park Avenue by Carter Horsley

The 21-story, red-brick residential condominium building at 45 Park Avenue on the southeast corner at 37th Street replaced the handsome, 9-story red-brick Sheraton Russell Hotel in 2006.

SJP Residential Properties of Parsipanny, N.J., of which Allen Goldman is the president, acquired the former 146-unit hotel that had been erected in 1923 from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in late 2004 for about $40 million, or $275,000 a room.  SJP also was the developer of the handsome condominium tower known as Platinum at 247 West 46th Street.

Costas Kondylis was the architect for the new building, which has 106 apartments.

Bottom Line

The prime Murray Hill site is directly across Park Avenue from the impressive, red-brick, Georgian-style, Union League Club and it is one block east of the Morgan Library, which underwent a major expansion in 2006.


The building has a two-story-high entrance with glass marquee that is angled upwards flanked by pairs of wall lanterns.

The large lobby has Crema Marfil and Oro Toscano marble floors and surrounds, Moazamique wood walls, oil rubbed bronze accents, and a package room with delivery refrigerator. The building has a two-story rusticated limestone base and sidewalk landscaping.


The building has a concierge, a doorman, a package room with refrigerator, and sidewalk landscaping.

The building also has a 21-space, "self-parking" garage, a health club and a residents’ lounge with a terrace.


Most of the apartments have Juliette balconies in most major rooms and ceilings of 9 to 10 feet in living and bedroom areas with nearly 9-foot-high windows. Apartments have Iroko hardwood floors, individually-controlled heat and air-conditioning and two multi-media ports in every living area.

Apartments also have full-size GE washers and vented dryers.

Kitchens have Jet Mist granite countertops, Viking Professional series stainless steel ranges, Sub-Zero refrigerators with ice-makers and double-drawer freezers, Viking dishwashers, GE Monogram stainless steel microwave ovens, custom wood and etched glass kitchen cabinetry, full-height etched glass backsplashes, Kohler stainless steel sinks, GE in-sink garbage disposals, multi-media ports in the kitchens and under-cabinet task lighting.

Master baths have cedar marble floors and countertops, full height Desert Cream marble walls and tub deck, glass enclosed stall showers, Anigre wood vanities with double under mounted Kohler sinks, Robern recessed triple-door mirrored medicine cabinets, and multi-media ports.

Apartment 1103 is a two-bedroom unit that has an entry foyer that leads past a pass-through kitchen to a 26-foot-long living room.

Apartment 1904 is a one-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 20-foot-long living/dining room with a pass-through kitchen.

Apartment 606 is a one-bedroom unit with an 10-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 18-foot-long living room with a 9-foot-long enclosed kitchen.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 26 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 20 / 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
  • #6 Rated condo - Murray Hill
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1289 Lexington Avenue
at The Northeast corner of East 86th Street
Carnegie Hill
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