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7 Park Avenue

Between East 34th Street & East 33rd Street   |    Murray Hill

7 Park Avenue
70

7 Park Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, 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

23
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
+
8
=
70
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 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:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 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:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
Some Noise 0 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
More than 15 0 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 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:
Some 1 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:
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:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • Studios $425,000 3
  • 1 Bed $720,000 2
  • Last updated Aug 25, 2016
$1,003 Avg. Price / Ft2
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  • Size Starting From # avail
  • Studios $2,975 1
  • 2 Beds $6,500 1
  • Last updated Aug 25, 2016
$1,003 Avg. Price / Ft2
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$950 Avg. Price / Ft2
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    • 34th Street (at Broadway and 35th) (0.39 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     
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    • 33rd Street (at Park Ave) (0.08 miles)
     
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7 Park Avenue Overview

New York City is well known for its real estate "holdouts" and part of this apartment house, the corner, occupies one of the most famous.

"Holdouts" are owners who decline to sell their property to developers owning adjacent or surrounding properties in the hope, usually, of getting more money. Sometimes they are successful, but often they are frustrated as the developers give up negotiations and build around them.

Here, the developer, Vivian Green, commissioned architect Robert T. Lyons to design a very handsome apartment building with Italian Renaissance detailing at the very prominent corner only to have to alter his plans and build around the holdout. The result was a midblock building, completed in 1931, on Park Avenue connected only at the street level with a midblock building on 34th Street.

In the middle, at the corner, was the rather large townhouse of Mrs. Robert W. Bacon. Her house originally was a three-story house with a large stoop, gables and an iron fence that dated to the mid-19th Century and was eventually enlarged in 1882 and again in 1899 when the architectural firm of Howard Cauldwell & Morgan combined several properties on the site in a fairly homogeneous manner with the original design.

In their excellent book, "Holdouts" (McGraw Hill Book Company, 1984), Andrew Alpern and Seymour Durst, recount that when Fourth Avenue was renamed Park Avenue the Bacon property became known as One Park Avenue only to officially lose that address in 1924 when developer Henry Mandel convinced the city to extend the name of Park Avenue south two blocks to where he wanted to erect an 18-story office building on the site of horse-car stables.

Martha Bacon, whose husband was a former Secretary of State and Ambassador to France, however, was not amused, the authors continued, and she legally challenged the city's action, losing only in the state's highest court. Her husband died five years before the final court action. Mrs. Bacon was able to retain her exclusive...

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Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Roof Deck
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Pros

  • Impressive, large lobby with fireplace and chandeliers
  • Very convenient midtown location
  • Older two of three building sections have 9-ft. high, beamed ceilings, picture moldings and arched doorways
  • Doorman
  • Convenient to cross-town buses and subway
  • Pleasant Murray Hill location

Cons

  • Building's newest section built after World War II and apartments are not as attractive as in older two sections
  • Many apartments
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • Considerable traffic
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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 155 Available for Sale
  • $976 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $828,184 Avg. Price
  • $650,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 67 Park Avenue Apt PH | $2,950,000
    Price / ft2 $1,375
  2. Least Expensive 208 East 28th Street Apt 5B | $300,000
    Price / ft2 $462
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  • 47 Available for Rent
  • $56 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,085 Avg. Price
  • $2,950 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 7 Park Avenue Apt 173 | $6,500
    Price / ft2 $65
  2. Least Expensive The Parker Crescent Apt 7C | $1,900
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  • 272 Total Sales
  • $922 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $705,321 Avg. Price
  • $587,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 23 Park Avenue Apt 4NS | $4,160,000
  2. Least Expensive 240 East 30th Street Apt 1W | $285,000
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