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York Towers, 501 East 79th Street

between York Avenue & East End Avenue   |    Yorkville

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1960
  • 111 Apartments
  • 19 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $625,000 2
  • 2 Beds $1,335,000 2
  • 3 Beds $2,075,000 1
  • 4 Beds $3,495,000 2
  • Last updated Apr 28, 2017
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  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $855,000 1
  • 2 BEDS $1,262,500 4
  • Avg. Price based on 5 closings during past 12 months Last updated Apr 29, 2017
  • View all recent sales
$1,107 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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York Towers, 501 East 79th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 49, 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

19
Out of 44
+
20
Out of 36
+
10
Out of 39
=
49
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Attractive 4 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 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:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 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:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 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:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 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:
None 0 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
    How was this building rated?

    This attractive, white-brick apartment building on one of the nicest blocks on this major cross-street was erected as a cooperative in 1961. The 20-story building has 115 apartments.

    The building has a doorman, a garage and a canopied entrance. It also has discrete air-conditioners and some terraces.

    This location is very desirable for families because it is only a block away from Carl Schurz Park to the east and several private schools are nearby. Crosstown bus service is excellent and the York Avenue buses cross midtown at 57th Street. Subways, however, are not nearby.

    Carter B. Horsley

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    Carter Horsley's Review

    York Towers, 501 East 79th Street Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "This attractive, white-brick apartment building on one of the nicest blocks on this major cross-street was erected as a cooperative in 1961. The 20-story building has 115 apartments." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Doorman
    • Attractive block
    • Garage
    • Canopied entrance
    • Discrete air-conditioners
    • Some terraces
    • Excellent crosstown bus service
    • Very convenient to some excellent private schools
    • Very convenient to Carl Schurz Park
    Cons
    • No balconies
    • No health club
    • No concierge
    • Not close to subways
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    York Towers, 501 East 79th Street - 10 year Sales History

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    York Towers, 501 East 79th Street 12 Month Sales Summary

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    Past 12 Months
    $1,181,000
    AVG Price, based on 5 Sales
     

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    York Towers, 501 East 79th Street Alternate Address

    • 1498 York Avenue

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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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    • 241 Available for Sale
    • $1,020 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $1,522,910 Avg. Price
    • $925,000 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive 10 Gracie Square Apt PHB | $12,750,000
    2. Least Expensive 313 East 89th Street Apt 3F | $289,000
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    • 350 Total Sales
    • $936 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $953,211 Avg. Price
    • $663,750 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive 10 Gracie Square Apt 11/12F | $8,250,000
    2. Least Expensive 313 East 89th Street Apt 3G | $250,000

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