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East Winds in Yorkville: Review and Ratings | CityRealty

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Carter Horsley
Review 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 31-story apartment tower at 345 East 80th Street on the southwest corner at First Avenue was developed by H. J. Kalikow & Co., and designed by Philip Birnbaum, whose other buildings in the city include One Lincoln Plaza, the Galleria, 1001 Fifth Avenue, the Excelsior, 45 East 89th Street, and Trump Plaza at 167 East 61st Street. 

This tower has 328 apartments.  It was erected in 1973 and was converted to a condominium in 1990. 

There is cross-town bus service on 79th Street and there are many restaurants in this Upper East Side neighborhood.

Bottom Line

Now that the Second Avenue Subway has finally opened, the retail environment in this neighborhood has improved significantly as has traffic on that avenue.

Description

This tower occupies the west blockfront on First Avenue between 80th and 81st streets. 

It is set in a large landscaped plaza with a two-level, canopied entrance with 8 steps. 

The building has discrete air-conditioners and a beige façade with brown spandrels. 

It has many five-sided balconies. 

The building has a sunken retail plaza on the avenue and its 81st Street corner is occupies by a two-story bank building.

Amenities

The smoke-free building has a full-time doorman, a concierge, a roof deck, a bicycle room, a laundry, a live-in superintendent and a garage.

Apartments

Apartment 12F is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that leads to a 27-foot-long living/dining room with a 14-foot-wide, five-sided balcony, and an enclosed and windowed 13-foot-wide kitchen. 

Apartment 30B is a two-bedroom unit with an entry foyer that opens onto a 23-foot-long living/dining room with a five-sided, 10-foot-wide balcony and a 10-foot-long, windowed and enclosed kitchen. 

Apartment 22D is a two-bedroom unit with a living/dining room and an 11-foot-long kitchen. 

Apartment 8C is a two-bedroom unit with a 24-foot-long living room that opens onto an 11-foot-long dining area next to a 10-foot-long windowed kitchen.,  The unit has a five-sided balcony.

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