303 East 33rd Street

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303 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY

303 East 33rd Street
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Leading Edge Condo 303 East 33rd St.
Building Information
Developer Toll Brothers & The Kibel Companies
Architect Perkins Eastman
Management Company Century Management
Number of Units 128
Number of Floors 12
Year Built 2009
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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303 East 33rd Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit over 70 transit options within walking distance
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R8A
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Centrally located in Murray Hill, 303 East 33rd Street is cutting edge "green" condominium for the modern environmentally friendly resident that still seeks a splendid living space. This luxury residential property features 128 apartments that are truly a place of par excellence to live in New York City. This property is designed to meet Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification, creating a zen-like atmosphere that is unique
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in this neighborhood and, indeed, all of Manhattan.


The condominiums at 303 East 33rd Street is centrally located in Murray Hill on the corner of Second Avenue. Residents have easy access to nearby parks, shops, theaters, and restaurants. The 12 story-tall building is Murray Hill's first LEED registered building and is an energy efficient condominium. With modern technology and with the principles of Green construction, 303 East 33rd St is designed to maximize efficiency and ensure well-being and sustainability.[1]

Location

Grand Central Station

Situated in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood of Murray Hill on the southeast corner of East 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue in the Kips Bay section of the neighborhood. 303 East 33rd is just steps away from the AMC Loews Kips Bay 15 movie theaters and the Kips Bay Plaza. Murray Hill derives its name from the Murray family, 18th-century Quaker merchants mainly concerned with shipping and overseas trade. Robert Murray (1721–1786), the family patriarch, was born in County Armagh, Ireland, immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1732, and came to New York in 1753 after a short residence in North Carolina.[2]

Also known as Lower Midtown East, the area is the low-key part of Midtown. Murray Hill runs from Fifth Avenue to the United Nations at the East River. Take a stroll around these quieter residential blocks, and you’re quickly whisked away from the hustle and bustle of central Midtown.

The Chrysler Building

Both Grand Central Station and the Chrysler Building are architectural highlights of Murray Hill. Grand Central Station is certainly one of the most impressive railroad stations in America. Admire its gleaming brass clock and exquisite staircases or the unique celestial ceiling with its light bluish-green background filled with well-known constellations and sprinkled with tiny sparkling lights. The cavernous main hall, which was restored in recent years, is filled in natural light during the day, and throbs with activity at night as hungry patrons flock to its three busy restaurants: Michael Jordan's Steakhouse, Metrazur, and the famous Oyster Bar.

The Pierpoint Morgan Library
The Chrysler Building (which turned 75 in 2005) is also nearby. In the bright sunlight, the upper floors glow with reflected light, directing the eye upwards towards the spire. Its stunning Art Deco lobby, with murals celebrating transportation themes, is definitely one of New York’s finest.

The Pierpont Morgan Library presents diverse cultural offerings. The library is home to a dizzying collection of rare books and the building's Italian Renaissance-style palazzo construction reflects the preeminence of its contents. Murray Hill is home to various educational and cultural institutions such as the CUNY Graduate Center, Stern College for Women, the Oxford University Press, the Mexican Cultural Institute and the Scandinavia House, which is dedicated to the education and preservation of Nordic culture.[3]

Construction

Designed by the architectural firm of Perkins Eastman, the building is a modern interpretation of the full and half-block residential complexes built during the last century. The 165,000 square foot complex reflects the mix of architectural diversity in the area. The development is defined as a series of single attached buildings facing the street alternating in height. A mix of brick piers, terraces, balconies, and large expanses of glass fragment the facade along the street, creating the illusion of an ensemble of buildings rather than a single development.

A landscaped rooftop takes advantage of distinctive urban views of the City and provides a manicured and peaceful outdoor oasis for the residents. The project was designed to achieve LEED Certification and receive NYSERDA funding for decreased energy demand. Built with an eco-conscious sustainability effort, the 303 building's infrastructure makes use of recycled and local materials.[4]

Studio V Architecture was brought in to work on on the interior design. Using rapidly renewable materials and low-VOC finishes, Studio V created a clean and modern interior space that encourages the residents to embrace a sustainable lifestyle. Each unit is equipped with electrical sub-meters allowing the tenants to monitor their electrical use and manage their personal consumption. Automobile use is discouraged by purposely omitting a parking garage from the design and instead, offering parking discounts in an adjacent venue for hybrid vehicles.

The landscaped rooftop, with a total of 1,700 square feet of outdoor space limits the use of potable water for landscaping, employing a variety of indigenous, drought tolerant plants to create an outdoor oasis for the residents.[5]

Layout and Features

303 East 33rd Street features a range of units in 60 different layouts from studios, to spacious three bedrooms, and a unique tri-plex penthouse unit, many of which include private outdoor space. All apartments are outfitted with 4 inch wide bamboo floors.

Each unit features bamboo floor finishes, top of the line appliances from brands like Bosch and Liebherr, a washer and dryer, and a modern kitchen and bathroom. The kitchens counter tops are made with crystal white polished glass and custom bamboo cabinetry. State of the art appliances include Bosch dishwasher, oven and cook top, Liebherr Refrigerator.

Bathrooms have Bianco Dolomiti white marble walls, quartzite floors and saddle glass mosaic wall tiles in the bath/shower. Custom designed bamboo vanity. All apartments also have a Bosch washer and dryer.[6]

Floor Plans

303 East 33rd Street is made up of a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments. Below are some representative floor plans.

Amenities

303 East 33rd is brimming with luxurious amenities. There is a 5,000 sq.ft. rooftop garden on the 12th floor where you can catch some rays or take in sunset views of the East River. This recreational area provides a barbecue grill and area for playing bocce ball. 303's resident lounge will keep you entertained without having to venture out with a flat screen TV, a conference area, a pool table and Foosball. In the lobby, there is a sitting area for lounging or venture out into a private garden.

Amenities include a 24-hour concierge, a building manager, and valet parking. An abundance of storage space is available for resident's usage include a cold storage room, a bike room, and private storage room. The residency offers a fully equipped fitness center and a large laundry room in the basement. Yoga fans are sure to love the sunset yoga and body conditioning classes available weekly.

Bylaws

303 East 33rd Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No



303 East 33rd is a pet friendly building and allows rentals of units.

The building is managed by Century Management, phone (212) 560-6400.

Sustainability

The 303 is a luxury green condominium designed to meet LEED accredited standards while also delivering peaceful and serene yet modern living spaces. The unique architectural detailing from the exterior to the interior forms the green-friendly lifestyle for home owners. Residents can breath easy inside this air-quality controlled building carefully monitored in accordance to LEED standards and building regulations. Designed and built with an Eco-conscious sustainability effort, the 303 building's infrastructure makes use of recycled and local materials. Exterior walls and windows utilize an economically effective central air heating and cooling system which minimizes costs and maximizes efficiency. Condominium layouts, materials, and mechanical systems are meticulously designed to maximize efficiency and ensure well-being and sustainability.

Its many Green (LEED) design features include:

75% of the roof is covered with plants and light reflecting materials to reduce the city's "heat island" effect.

Residents of the building have access to discounted parking for fuel- efficient vehicles.

The building's heating and cooling systems use 15% less energy than other residential buildings of its size.

Approximately 100,000 square feet of bamboo was used for flooring. Bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth and is harvested without causing damage to the surrounding environment.

Many of the electric appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10-15% less energy and water than standard models.

Almost all interior finishes and materials have low VOC (volatile organic compounds) content to reduce the emissions of harmful pollutants in the building.

4-inch wide pre-finished vertical grain carbonized resilient bamboo floors.

Thermostatic controlled reverse cycle water source heat pumps for heating and cooling.

Insulated low-E-coated glass window walls.

LEED-qualified ENERGY STAR ® kitchen appliances.

Custom-designed caramel bamboo vanity with Bianco Dolomiti white marble counter top.

Toto ® Supreme low-flow one-piece elongated toilet.

Custom caramel bamboo lower cabinetry with white glass upper cabinetry.

4-inch wide pre-finished vertical grain carbonized resilient bamboo floors.[7]

Additionally, Walkscore has given this building a walk score of 100/100, a transit score of 100/100 with 43 bus routes and 29 rail routes nearby and a bike score of 79/100.[8]

Trivia

Pete's Tavern
  • Murray Hill is home to Pete's Tavern, a local watering hole dating back to 1864, where writer O. Henry would hang out. Also in the neighborhood is "Curry Hill" on Lexington Avenue in the upper 20s, a fabulous strip of Indian restaurants and grocery shops.
  • Another interesting location in Murray Hill is Gramercy Park, New York's only keyed park. Residents must have a key to let themselves in and out.[9]

References

  1. 303east33condo.com
  2. Wikipedia - Murray Hill
  3. The New York City Experts
  4. Perkins Eastman
  5. Arch Daily
  6. 303 E 33rd Website
  7. 303 East 33rd Website
  8. Walkscore.com
  9. Not For Tourists


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