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The Griffon, 77 Park Avenue

between East 38th Street & East 39th Street   |    Murray Hill

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Key Details

  • Condo
  • Built in 1924
  • 107 Apartments
  • 16 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $949,000 2
  • 2 Beds $1,875,000 2
  • 3 Beds $1,995,000 3
  • Last updated Nov 17, 2017
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$1,318 Avg. Price / Ft2
$66 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,424,500 2
  • 2 BEDS $1,400,000 1
  • 3 BEDS $2,208,333 3
  • Avg. Price based on 6 closings during past 12 months Last updated Nov 17, 2017
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$1,389 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

74

The Griffon, 77 Park 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

24
Out of 44
+
27
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
8
=
74
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 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:
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:
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:
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:
Outstanding 5 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:
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:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 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:
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:
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
  • #16 Rated condo - Murray Hill
How was this building rated?

This 127-unit condominium building was designed by Margon & Glaser and completed in 1925. Its apartments have fireplaces and the building has an elevator person and a roof garden.

One of the closest residential buildings to Grand Central Terminal, this Murray Hill property achieved some notoriety in 1936 when Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey accused one of its residents, Mrs. Abraham Z. Schiebel, alias Mary Briggs, of having violated the Mann Act by transporting "Boots" Carter from Pittsburgh for immoral purposes and running a place of prostitution in her apartment in the building.

"Names of customers found in her records included the owner of a major league baseball team, a bank president, and some major business executives," according to James Trager in his book, "Park Avenue, Street of Dreams," 1990, Atheneum. Mrs. Schiebel was sentenced to four years in prison and Trager noted that "a trashy 1955 Harold Robbins novel, '79 Park Avenue,' was probably inspired by the case."

The renaissance of the Flatiron District to the south and the popularity of other areas in Lower Manhattan have made the convenience of the Murray Hill District even more popular and especially its pre-war buildings such as this.

The renaissance of the Flatiron District to the south and the popularity of other areas in Lower Manhattan have made the convenience of the Murray Hill District even more popular and especially its pre-war buildings such as this.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 5
  2. 4
  3. 6
  4. 7
at Lexington Ave and 43rd 0.17 miles
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at 5th-6th Aves and 42nd 0.32 miles
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at Broadway and 35th 0.48 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

The Griffon, 77 Park Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This 127-unit condominium building was designed by Margon & Glaser and completed in 1925. Its apartments have fireplaces and the building has an elevator person and a roof garden." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Pre-war construction
  • Close to Subway
  • Very central location
  • Elevator person
  • Fireplaces
  • Doorman
Cons
  • No garage
  • No health club
  • Some traffic
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The Griffon, 77 Park Avenue - 10 year Sales History

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The Griffon, 77 Park Avenue 12 Month Sales Summary

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$1,389
AVG Price / ft2, based on 6 Sales
 

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 234 Available for Sale
  • $1,585 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,817,861 Avg. Price
  • $1,497,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 172 Madison Avenue Apt PHA | $14,000,000
    Price / ft2 $3,946
  2. Least Expensive The Sycamore Apt 7C | $585,000
    Price / ft2 $1,170
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  • 183 Available for Rent
  • $62 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,071 Avg. Price
  • $3,850 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Morgan Lofts Apt 2 | $48,000
    Price / ft2 $87
  2. Least Expensive L'Isola Apt 7C | $2,100
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  • 336 Total Sales
  • $1,386 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,356,059 Avg. Price
  • $1,199,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 172 Madison Avenue Apt 26A | $5,480,619
    Price / ft2 $2,554
  2. Least Expensive Kips Bay Towers Apt 16-E | $325,000
    Price / ft2 $650

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