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The Octagon, 888 Main Street

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Key Details

  • Year Built 2006
    Building Type No Fee Rental
    Neighborhood Roosevelt Island
  • Total Apartments 500
    Total Floors 13
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed

Description

On Roosevelt Island, a landmarked medical institution at 888 Main Street has been transformed into The Octagon, a luxury rental. All apartments feature soaring ceilings, abundant natural light, hardwood floors, open kitchens, generous closet space, and in-unit washer/dryers. Residential amenities include a fitness center, resort-style pool, courtyard, adjacent tennis courts, children's playroom, game room, co-working space, bike room, and shuttle service to public transportation.

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • LEED Accreditation
  • Library
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Screening Room

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of New York City’s greatest landmarks, the Octagon was designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1841 as the centerpiece of the New York Pauper Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell’s Island, subsequently called Welfare Island and known now as Roosevelt Island.  It was the first municipal lunatic asylum in the United States.

In 1893, the institution’s patients were moved to Ward’s Island, further north on the East River, and it became Metropolitan Hospital, which moved to First Avenue and 97th Street in East Harlem in 1953." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Great octagonal center building
  • 6 tennis courts
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Library
  • Garage
  • Bicycle room
  • Green building
  • Roof deck
  • Esplanade with views of Manhattan
Cons
  • Many apartments
  • No balconies
  • Apartment buildings pale beside Octagon cupola
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