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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

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.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 14 / 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
  • #18 Rated condo - NoLiTa/Little Italy
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