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The America, 300 East 85th Street

At The Southeast corner of Second Avenue   |    Yorkville

The America - 300 East 85th Street
66

The America, 300 East 85th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 66, 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

30
Out of 44
+
21
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
=
66
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 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:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 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:
Attractive / Pleasant 3 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 50 blocks 1 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Bland 1 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Many 2 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes, with Swimming Pool 2 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:
None 0 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:
None 0 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:
Yes 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • Studios $595,000 2
  • Last updated May 24, 2016
  • Size Starting From # avail
  • 2 Beds $5,750 2
  • 5 Beds $15,750 1
  • Last updated May 27, 2016
$1,151 Avg. Price / Ft2
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The America Overview

In its rendering, this promised to be an extremely attractive tower as architect Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn had divided the tower visually into four sections and his decorative façade patterning had a nice checkerboard effect. Furthermore, his rooftop watertank enclosure carried on the same patterning motif and the effect was to make a conventionally bulky tower quite interesting. Well, renderings are flattering and the built tower is quite disappointing in comparison. Unlike many architects who strive to achieve a specific style, Jahn, the Chicago-based architect who is renowned for his State of Illinois Center building in Chicago with its great cylindrical atrium, loves to experiment. One of his fascinations is a building's palette. It took him a while to get invited to do projects here but in the 1980's he became quite active. His most famous project was the world's tallest building for Donald Trump at his huge side overlooking the Hudson River west of Lincoln Center. That attractive design, however, was abandoned and Trump changed architects.Jahn's other finished buildings here include 425 Lexington Avenue and International Plaza at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue Tower on East 55th Street and CitySpire at 150 West 56th Street. 425 Lexington is noted for its chamfered and cantilevered roofline and screened curtain wall. International Plaza is noted for its double-height, curved glass retail spaces and tiered helmet top complete with rooftop...

Carter Horsley's Review
of The America, 300 East 85th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
  In its rendering, this promised to be an extremely attractive tower as architect Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn had divided the tower visually into four sections and his decorative façade patterning had a nice checkerboard effect. Furthermore, his rooftop watertank enclosure carried on the same patterning motif and the effect was to make a conventionally bulky tower quite interesting. Well, renderings are flattering and the built tower is quite disappointing in comparison. Unlike many architects who strive to achieve a specific style, Jahn, the Chicago-based architect who is renowned for his State of Illinois Center building in Chicago with its great cylindrical atrium, loves to experiment. One of his fascinations is a building's palette. It took him a while to get invited to do projects here but in the 1980's he became quite active. His most famous project was the world's tallest building for Donald Trump at his huge side overlooking the Hudson River west of Lincoln Center. That attractive design, however, was abandoned and Trump changed architects.Jahn's other finished buildings here include 425 Lexington Avenue and International Plaza at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue, Park Avenue Tower on East 55th Street and CitySpire at 150 West 56th Street. 425 Lexington is noted for its chamfered and cantilevered roofline and screened curtain wall. International Plaza is noted for its double-height, curved glass retail spaces and tiered helmet top complete with rooftop ornament. Park Avenue Tower is noted for its slanting façades and rounded courses. CitySpire is noted for its domed roof in deference to that of the City Center for the Performing Arts whose air rights it used. All of his projects here employ unusual color schemes that tend to be a bit dark and murky. They work fairly well at his other projects here, but at The America the effect of the beige and dark gray colors is drab and almost dirty.The developer of The America was Ian Bruce Eichner, who also developed CitySpire.There are 200 cooperative apartments in this 36-story tower that was completed in 1987. The building has an attractive plaza on the avenue, a health club and pool, a garage and a concierge.   Read Carter's Full Review 

Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Basement Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Health Club
  • Pool
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Center
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Live-In Superintendent
  • Terraces / Balconies

Pros

  • Health club and pool
  • Garage
  • Concierge
  • Many apartments with balconies

Cons

  • No sundeck
  • Traffic
  • Second Avenue location
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The America, 300 East 85th Street Alternate Address

  • 1632 2 Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 177 Available for Sale
  • $1,783 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,564,930 Avg. Price
  • $2,205,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 20 East End Avenue Apt PHA | $35,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,785
  2. Least Expensive Channel Club Apt 15D | $525,000
    Price / ft2 $1,146
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  • 103 Available for Rent
  • $61 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,364 Avg. Price
  • $4,220 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Brompton Apt PH2B | $23,000
    Price / ft2 $113
  2. Least Expensive The Salem House Apt 1B | $1,900
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  • 409 Total Sales
  • $1,358 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,494,264 Avg. Price
  • $1,169,739 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Brompton Apt 8CEFG | $8,600,000
    Price / ft2 $1,619
  2. Least Expensive 1628 Second Avenue Apt 3S | $299,130
    Price / ft2 $793
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