110 East 87th Street

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110 East 87th Street, New York City, NY

110 East 87th Street

Exterior of 110 East 87th Street
Building Information
Developer Pending
Architect Boak & Paris
Management Company Halstead Management
Number of Units 64
Number of Floors 12
Year Built 1939
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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110 East 87th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning PI
Title of Land Condominium



Exterior of 110 East 87th Street

110 East 87th Street is one of the more attractive historic Art Deco buildings in the Upper East Side of Manhattan's neighborhood of Carnegie Hill, which contains many historic buildings. This building was originally constructed in 1939 and converted to a condominium residential building in 1984.

The original architect of the building was Boak & Paris, an extension of the then well-renowned Emery Roth Architect firm. This 12 story building is set on a tree-lined side street and offers a convenient residence with 68 units, an elevator, full-time doorman, and common roof deck with expansive views.[1]


Carnegie Hill is a neighborhood in the Upper East Side that borders the eastern border of Central Park, nearest to the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. The area encompassing Carnegie Hill is rather small and narrow, running between Third Avenue to Fifth Avenue and ten blocks north and south from 86th Street to 96th Street.

The Carnegie Hill Historic District was designated by Landmarks Preservation Commission in order to preserve the historic architectural buildings that frequent the area of Carnegie Hill. The neighborhood is named after the Carnegie Mansion which was built by Andrew Carnegie at the corner of Fifth Avenue and 91st Street, which now houses a museum.

110 East 87th Street is a mid-block building on the side street of 87th Street, which is a one-way, tree-lined street that is much quieter than its nearest cross street of Park Avenue, which is a heavily-trafficked through-street with six lanes of traffic divided by a landscaped meridian. Park Avenue features many high and low rise residential buildings, both with modern and historic architecture. Many shops and restaurants can also be found on Park Avenue.

This building borders the famous and highly-visited Central Park, where residents can take advantage of a myriad of activities and sight seeing, but there are also many other outdoor attractions within walking distance of the building, some of which include Ruppert Park, the Museum Mile, Samuel Seabury Playground, and Monterey Public Garden. Nearby schools include Robert F Kennedy School, Ramaz Lower School, Regis High School, and Hunter College. There are over 25 different public transportation options within walking distance from the building, including a subway station just one block away at the corner of Lexington Avenue and 86th Street.[2]


110 East 87th Street is a concrete building with a classic red-brick exterior façade and many windows. The entrance to the building is on the tree-lined and quiet 87th Street, offering a green canopied entrance for residents. The base of the building features terracotta detailing, and the building itself is quite narrow and wedged between two other historic buildings that have a similar, characteristic design. This 12 story building stands at 36.76 meters in height.

110 East 87th Street was designed by the architect firm of Boak & Paris, which was a partnership of Russell Boak and William Paris. Russell Boak was originally a draftsman for the famous architect, Emery Roth, before partnering with Paris to go on to design many residential buildings as well as the former Metro Theater at Broadway and 99th Street.

110 East 87th Street exhibits a simplistic Art Deco architectural design. Triple-paneled picture windows with terracotta detailing are featured at the base of the building, while narrower windows are found in columns closer to the center of the building. The roof-line features two side set backs that provide for upper-level private terraces and lends to the slightly tapered roof-line design.[3]

Layout and Features

Many different layouts ranging in size from studio to two bedroom layouts are offered at this pre-war building. Some of the floor plans feature dropped living spaces, while each of the homes feature high ceiling heights and large windows for plenty of natural light. Original features such as wide-plank hardwood floors are often still found in the residences. Many of the kitchens are open and feature windows as well.

Common kitchen updates include stone or granite counter tops with under mount sinks, new kitchen cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, and updated lighting. Many of the floor plans feature foyer entrances, long halls, and walk-in closets in the master bedrooms, which are large enough for king sized beds. Solid wood doors are found throughout the residents along with other prewar, quality details.

Many of the layouts have separate formal dining rooms and sunken living rooms, which emphasize the high ceiling heights. Crown molding details are also a common feature throughout the interiors. There are no balconies in the building, but some of the units have a private terrace, and there is also a common roof top sun deck.[4]

Floor Plans

21 floor plans are available for 110 East 87th Street. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities offered at 110 East 87th Street include:

  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Common Roof Deck
  • On-site Storage
  • Common Laundry Room


110 East 87th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

  • Pets are allowed
  • Rentals and pied-a-terre are allowed
  • There are no age restrictions on ownership
  • 90% financing is allowed


Originally constructed in 1939, 110 East 87th Street was built of sustainable and durable materials like concrete, brick, and terracotta, which tend to be long lasting and require little expenditures on upkeep during its lifetime.

The building was converted to condominium residences in 1984 when the building also received new windows. 110 East 87th Street is close to many amenities and public transportation options, and does not require daily vehicle commuting. Car share programs that utilize low-emission vehicles are also found in the neighborhood.

Many of the interiors still feature their original hardwood parquet-style flooring, which is a very sustainable and long-lasting material. Other units have undergone renovations with more modern finishes, some of which include sustainable hardwood, stone, and marble materials. Other energy-efficient upgrades include updated wiring, lighting, and appliances that require less energy.


The Museum Mile, Fifth Avenue

One of the more interesting and historic districts found in Carnegie Hill is the Museum Mile, which is a prominent landmark on Fifth Avenue that exists in the Upper East Side from 82nd Street to 105th Street. This area provides one of the most dense collections of culture in the world, and in reality is three blocks longer than its name suggests.

Nine museums have been long-standing in this stretch of Fifth Avenue, and a tenth museum, the Museum for African Art, was added to the collection in 2009. This museum is situated at 110th Street and when it opened in 2012, it was the first new museum to the collection since the Guggenheim in 1959. The other Museums found on the Museum Mile all work together for many programs, including the annual Museum Mile Festival each June. The museums include the following:

  • El Museo del Barrio
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • Jewish Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design
  • National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Goethe House German Cultural Center[5]


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