170 East End Avenue

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170 East End Avenue, New York City, NY

170 East End Avenue
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170 East End Avenue in Yorkville in the Upper East Side of New York City
Building Information
Developer Skyline Developers LLC
Architect Peter P. Marino
Number of Units 110
Number of Floors 19
Year Built 2008
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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170 East End Avenue, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit 22 nearby routes
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R10A
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Located along the East River in the Upper East Side, 170 East End Avenue has made a name for itself as a building with spacious layouts that cater to family living.

In a city famous for its small and cramped living spaces, 170 East End Avenue has distinguished itself as a luxury family destination, with amenities that have something for children of every age.

170 East End Avenue is also notable for its location across the street from the famed Carl Schurz Park, giving residents easy access to the nearly 15 acres of urban gardens located within this park.

Location

Located in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, 170 East End Avenue is found specifically in the neighborhood of Yorkville. Although Yorkville is known today as an upper class residential neighborhood, for most of its history the area was home to a mostly working class demographic, the majority of which was populated by immigrants. The neighborhood was home to large groups of Czech, Hungarian, Irish, Jewish, Lebanese, Polish, and Slovak communities, and in particular was a popular destination for German immigrants after the General Slocum disaster in the early 20th century caused a migration northwards from the Lower East Side. In the 1930s, the Fritz Kuhn’s German American Bund set up their home base in Yorkville. As the country’s most famous pro-Nazi organization, the neighborhood subsequently became the site of fierce street battles between this group and other anti-Nazi organizations. [1]

Today, Yorkville is home to the annual Steuben Parade, Carl Schurz Park, and Gracie Mansion, the home of the mayor of New York City. Notable residents of Yorkville over the years include Lou Gehrig, the Marx Brothers, Robert F. Wagner, James Cagney, and Macaulay Culkin. Perhaps the most notable former resident is that of American President Barack Obama, who lived in Yorkville while attending Columbia University in the early 1980s. Residents of 170 East End Avenue are close to many shops, restaurants, and home services and do not require a car to complete most of their daily errands. [2]

Construction

Until 2005, the Beth Israel Hospital Singer Division Building stood on the site now occupied by 170 East End Avenue. In 2004, the hospital sold the 14 story building and two neighboring apartment buildings on 88th Street to Skyline Developers LLC, and in 2005 the buildings were torn down in preparation for the new residential development. Construction began in 2005 on 170 East End Avenue, designed by Peter P. Marino, and it was completed in 2008 with the building’s topping out ceremony being held on July 10th, 2006. [3]

Layout and Features

170 East End Avenue is a 19 story high-rise building with 110 apartments spread out over the tower and two low-rise wings on either side. The base of the building comprises the two lower floors and is encased in a limestone and granite facade. The remainder of the floors are clad in a pre-cast concrete facade that is colored to resemble limestone. The center section of the tower that sits directly above the entrance to the building is comprised of mostly glass panels. [4]

Inside, the apartments range in size from one bedroom to five bedrooms units, each of which feature expansive layouts, 10 foot ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood oak parquet flooring, and stunning views of the East River and the Carl Schurz Park. Certain units have balconies, terraces, and/or wood burning fireplaces. The gourmet kitchens have been designed to include kitchen islands, and have stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, glass back splash tiles, and custom wooden cabinetry. The bathrooms feature marble finishes, polished chrome fixtures, oversized mirrors, soaking tubs, and standing showers. [5][6]

Floor Plans

With over 40 floor plans available, a selection is presented.

Amenities

170 East End Avenue boasts many luxurious amenities, including a staff of 24 hour doormen, a concierge, valet parking, and a live in superintendent. In addition, the building has a fitness center, a squash court, a media room, a private library, a golf simulator, a full service garage, and a landscaped garden that features a waterfall that can be seen from the building’s lobby.

In keeping with its reputation as a family friendly destination, this building has a children’s playroom that houses a toddler’s paint room, a mini golf course, an educational computer room, a video game room, and billiard tables for teenagers.[7]

Amenities in this building are run by Rose Associates.[8]

Bylaws

170 East End Avenue Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


This building allows for rentals, sublets, and pied-a-terres, and there are no age restrictions. This building is pet friendly.


Sustainability

This building is not designated a green building, although residents can contribute to the sustainability of 170 East End Avenue by using the New York City recycling programs, and by installing energy efficient appliances when updating or renovating their apartments.[9]

Trivia

Financier Edward T. Stein had planned on purchasing an apartment in the building, but when it was discovered that the money Stein was using for the purchase came from the profits of his Ponzi scheme, the deal fell through. The apartment was put back on the market with a court-appointed receiver in charge of the sale. An offer of $1.3 million was approved by the court, but instead, the building’s condo board bought back the apartment in order to prevent a sale where the price per square foot would drop below $1,000.[10]

By 2009, 170 East End Avenue was the subject of five different lawsuits filed by individual buyers looking to get out of their contracts. One lawsuit alleged that the noise from the building’s full service garage was intolerable, while others claimed that mechanical defects in the building were not fixed by the scheduled time for the sale’s closing. Two of the lawsuits accused the developers of the not following the closing schedule laid out in the building’s original offering plan. The aim of these lawsuits was to allow the buyers to back out of their contracts and get their deposits back, while one demanded up to $50 million in recompense for damages. [11]

New York Mets player Johan Santana has been a resident of this building.[12]

Financier Edward T. Stein was arrested in this building for creating a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of nearly $55 million, the funds from which he used to purchase his second floor apartment.[13]

References

  1. Wikipedia
  2. Walk Score
  3. Emporis Website
  4. City Realty Review
  5. Street East
  6. Manhattan Scout
  7. New York Bits
  8. New Construction Manhattan
  9. Manhattan Scout
  10. New York Curbed
  11. The Real Deal Blog
  12. New York Curbed
  13. New York Times - Real Estate


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