215 East 80th Street

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215 East 80th Street, New York City, NY

215 East 80th Street
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Exterior of 215 East 80th Street
Building Information
Architect H. Herbert Lilien, Clarence Lilien & Sons
Number of Units 146
Number of Floors 12
Year Built 1963
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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215 East 80th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning C1-9
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

The white colored bricks of 215 East 80th Street

215 East 80th Street is in Yorkville, a historically rich and culturally diverse neighborhood in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and includes popular landmarks like Carl Schurz Park at the coast of the East River and Gracie Mansion which was built in 1799 as an official Mayoral residence.

The mansion is also situated on the shore of the East River and overlooks the channel known as Hell Gate. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Yorkville was home to many middle and working class people of Czech, Slovak, Irish, Polish, German, Hungarian and Lebanese background.

The southern border of Yorkville lies at East 79th Street and its north at East 96th Street. The western border is at Third Avenue, and the eastern border is marked by the East River.

215 East 80th Street is a 12 story, concrete building offering 146 residential condominium units. The building offers an old-world charm, originally built in 1963, with a white brick exterior and simplistic design.

Large windows are offered throughout the units, as well as some private terraces, but no balconies. The building has a canopied entrance off the quiet street of East 80th Street as well as a full-time Doorman to welcome residents and guests.

The building also features a garden for its residents, a fully-equipped fitness center, children's play area, resident storage and an on-site parking garage.[1]

Location

215 East 80th Street is situated on the quiet, one-way traffic, tree-lined street of East 80th Street and the intersection of Third Avenue, which is the western border of Yorkville and also a major route for commuters, providing one-way traffic northbound.

A nearby landmark is the Metropolitan Museum Historic District, or simply the Museum Mile, which is a stretch along Fifth Avenue made up of many museums and other fine arts institutions. Some of these include the Jewish Museum, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Goethe House German Cultural Center. Other nearby outdoor landmarks include John Jay Park, Ruppert Park, and Carl Schurz Park. The highly visited Central Park is also within walking distance from the building.

Nearby schools include Manhattan New School, Birch Wathen Lenox School, Rudolf Steiner Upper School, and The Caedmon School. There are many different restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, and boutiques within walking distance, as well as over twenty different public transportation options. The nearest subway station is located at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue, just over four blocks away from the building.[2]

Construction

Exterior of 215 East 80th Street

215 East 80th Street is a 12 story concrete residential building offering 146 condominiums. The building was originally built in 1963 and features a white exterior brick façade. Recent renovations to the building include an extensive face lift of an updated entry, renovated lobby, and common hallways, as well as new elevator cabs.

The building is a mid-block structure with an entryway off East 80th Street, which offers a quiet, tree-lined, red marble street entrance that leads to an attended, recently renovated lobby. The lobby entryway also features an entrance marquee and three steps up off the street level.

The building offers an architecturally simple design with clean lines and many columns of large, wide, triple-paneled windows. There are no balconies featured at the building, but there are some private terraces offered to specific residences by the setbacks features at the building.

There is also an on-site parking garage, as well as many protruding air conditioners that are visible from the sidewalk. The building is 36.75 meters tall.[3]

Layout and Features

Many of the interior spaces offered at the building are large and wide, offering a spacious and open floor plans with large windows and plenty of natural light. Some of the floor plans offer living rooms with windows that span the entire length from wall to wall, while others have separate columns of wide and narrow windows.

Many of the residences still feature their original parquet hardwood flooring, while others have been individually updated with more modern finishes.

Galley style kitchens are a common feature in many of the layouts in the building, and others have been updated with modern eating bars, granite counter tops, and stainless steel appliances. Studio layouts feature alcove sleeping areas.[4]

Floor Plans

There are 48 floor plans available. Here is a brief overview.


Amenities

Amenities offered at 215 East 80th Street include:

  • Full Time Doorman
  • Fitness Center
  • Children's Play Area
  • Garden
  • Storage
  • Garage
  • Bike Room


Bylaws

215 East 80th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes



  • 215 East 80th Street is a pet-friendly building
  • Rentals and pied-a-terre are allowed
  • There are no age restrictions on ownership

Sustainability

The building is constructed of durable and long-lasting materials like concrete and brick which also require little maintenance during the span of their lifetime, thereby having a less harmful impact on the environment. Recent updates to the building's interior common areas and amenities ensure the building's lifetime is expanded to its maximum.

Some of the interiors have undergone energy-efficient upgrades like new appliances, lighting, updated finishes of hardwood and stone, as well as new heat and air conditioning units. The large windows found throughout the building also help to attract ample amounts of natural light, thereby cutting back on the necessity for day-time electricity. Gas cooking is an efficient feature found in most of the kitchens throughout the residences.

The on-site amenities also encourage the residents to stay home, and the many nearby amenities found within walking distance help to create a community that does not require the daily use of a vehicle. There are also over twenty different public transportation options that residents can take advantage of, as well as car-share programs that utilize low-emission vehicles.[5]

Trivia

Our Lady of Good Counsel Church
  • One of the historical and well-known churches in the neighborhood of Yorkville is The Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a Roman Catholic Church on 90th Street between Third Avenue and Second Avenue. This church, along with St. Joseph's Church, Church of the Holy Trinity, and Zion St Mark's Evangel Lutheran Church, has been long-standing in the community since it was first established in 1886. The church was designed by Thomas H. Poole and was completed in 1892. With its rich and intricate architectural design, it remains a landmark in the area today. The churches were an important part of family life during the 19th and 20th centuries in Yorkville. The Irish attended mass at Our Lady of Good Counsel, as well as St. Ignatius Loyola on 84th Street and Park Avenue and the Church of St. Joseph on 87th Street.
  • During the 1930's, religion and the church became an especially important part of the lives of the residents of Yorkville, during which time the area was the home base of Fritz Kuhn's German American Bund, which was the most notorious pro-Nazi group during that time in all of America. Yorkville still remains the host of the annual German-American celebration of the Steuben Parade.[6]


References

  1. City Realty
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Street Easy
  4. Street Easy
  5. Walk Score
  6. Wikipedia


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