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The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue

between East 36th Street & East 37th Street   |    Murray Hill

The Aurora - 554 Third Avenue
74

The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 74, 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

21
Out of 44
+
24
Out of 36
+
20
Out of 39
+
9
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 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:
No, but OK 1 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:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 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 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Considerable 1 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 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:
1 5 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Many 2 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:
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:
Yes 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at 3rd Ave and 42nd) (0.28 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at 3rd Ave and 42nd) (0.28 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at 3rd Ave and 42nd) (0.28 miles)
     
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The Aurora Overview

This slender 31-story, mixed-use tower at 556 Third Avenue between 36th and 37th Streets was erected in 2002. It has 7 condomnium apartments and is known as the Aurora.

It was built by Mitchell Maidman, president of Townhouse Management Company, and its lower 29 floors have 128 long-term stay Marriott Hotel rooms.

It was designed by H. Thomas O'Hara.

The mid-block building is cantilevered a bit over a four-story building on the southwest corner at 37th Street.

Carter Horsley's Review
of The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Central AC
  • Health Club
  • Roof Deck
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Murray Hill location
  • Not far from Grand Central Terminal
  • Doorman
  • Roofdeck
  • Each apartment has four balconies
  • Cantilevered building
  • Health club
  • Canopied entrance
  • Few apartments
  • Full-floor apartments

Cons

  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No bicycle room
  • No garage
  • No pets allowed
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The Aurora, 554 Third Avenue Alternate Addresses

  • 556 Third Avenue
  • 554-556 Third Avenue

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