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Hester Gardens at 158 Hester Street: Review and Ratings

Carter Horsley
Review of 158 Hester Street by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This 8-story residential condominium at 158 Hester Street on the southeast corner at Mott Street in Chinatown is known as Hester Gardens and has 61 apartments.

It was developed by Well-Come Holdings LLC and designed by Peter Poon.

A September 17, 2006 article in The New York Times by Vivian S. Toy quoted Shing Wah Yeung, a Well-Come Holdings vice president, as stating that "many buyers learned about the building by word of mouth," adding that "Chinatown is a different animal compared to the rest of Manhattan; it many ways it s an easier market to target than the mainstream."

Well-Come had previously built the 11-story, 81-unit residential condominium building in 2004 at 148 Madison Street next to the Manhattan Bridge.

Hester Gardens has a 24-hour doorman and a common landscaped courtyard on the second floor and a garage. Apartments have 9-foot ceilings and washer and dryer hookups and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Bathrooms have Carrara marble baths and Toto wash closets.

The building, which also has an address of 106-114 Mott Street, is one-block north of Canal Street and eight subways stop within six blocks.

It is convenient not only to Chinatown, but also SoHo and Little Italy.

Rating

22
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

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25
Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

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14
Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 39

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7
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68

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #18 Rated condo - NoLiTa/Little Italy
 
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