45 East 89th Street

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45 East 89th Street, New York, NY

45 East 89th Street

Exterior of 49 East 89th Street
Building Information
Developer Rose Associates
Architect Oppenheimer, Brady & Lehrecke
Number of Units 248
Number of Floors 40
Year Built 1969
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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45 East 89th Street, New York, NY
Distance to Public Transit Within one block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R10
Title of Land Condop



Exterior of 45 East 89th Street looking up

45 East 89th Street is a full-service doorman building located in Carnegie Hill at the corner of 89th Street and Madison Avenue, overlooking Central Park. It is one of New York City's finest post-War II high-rise apartment towers, built in 1969 and incorporated in 1992. As one of the finest residential towers developed by Rose Associates, 45 East 89th Street stands tall at 40 storeys with 248 units. While its soaring height stands out over Madison Avenue and the Upper East Siders, the tower itself is setback far enough for comfort from both Madison Avenue and 89th Street.

Designed by architect Thomas Lehrecke of Oppenheimer, Brady & Lehrecke, 45 East 89th Street is distinguished by its brickwork and substantial size. As one of the only buildings with a full size rooftop pool and deck, 45 East 89th Street is a sought-after residential building; the building is considered a condop, which means it has both condominium and cooperative ownership structures.

Along with its extensive list of luxurious amenities, 45 East 89th Street also offers its residents meeting or entertaining spaces and outdoor roof terraces that are available to rent for private events.[1]


45 East 89th Street is located in the central and family oriented part of New York City, Carnegie Hill.

Carnegie Hill encompasses the area between 79th and 98th Streets and Fifth Avenue and the west side of Third Avenue. For many New Yorkers with families, Carnegie Hill is the city's most sought after residential neighborhood.

Many museums and well-reputed schools are found in Carnegie Hill, along with numerous pre-war buildings that offer large apartment sizes. Within a few blocks from 45 East 89th Street is Central Park. Expansive views of the park, as well as its water feature, the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, can be seen from the residences. The reservoir was built in 1862 for the design of Central Park and renamed in 1994 to honor Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' contributions to New York City.

Within one block of 45 East 89th Street are the well-known St David's School, National Academy School of Fine Arts, the Dalton School, and Robert F Kennedy School, among many restaurants, cafes, and shops.[2]


45 East 89th Street is a high-rise tower of 40 levels built with concrete construction in 1969; applied masonry work can be seen in the historical use of 45 East 89th Street's complete brick facade. [3]

Layout and Features

With seven residences per floor, most of the layouts include large balconies with views of the river or Central Park. All two and three bedroom units have 9-foot-high ceilings, which is higher than the 1969 residential standard. Large entrance foyers can be found in many of the residences, as well as a seperate dining rooms and windows in the kitchens. Most of the units vary in features and styles since their unique upgrades and renovations, but most of the units still have their original - and historical - parquet wood flooring.

Although there is a communal laundry room on the third floor, washers and dryers are allowed in the residences, and many have upgraded since the original setup in 1969.[4]

The lobby was updated by Ethelind Coblin Architect; their updates include a twenty-foot-high glass mosaic wall, artistic decorations, durable finishes, energy efficient lighting with dimming controls, and built-in stone and bronze furniture.[5]

Floor Plans

There are 58 floor plans available. Here is a brief selection.


Amenities included at 45 East 89th Street are:

  • Bike Room
  • Gym
  • Rooftop Full Size Swimming Pool
  • Separate Children's Pool
  • Rooftop Patio with Playroom
  • Cold Storage
  • Laundry in Building
  • Community Recreation Facilities
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Live-in Super
  • Private Driveway
  • Valet Parking


45 East 89th Street Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues Yes

Rentals and pets are allowed at 45 East 89th Street, as well as Pied-a-terre living. There are no age restrictions to ownership.


Located directly across from Central Park and within the prestigous PS 6 School district, 45 East 89th Street is as sustainable in terms of location as most New Yorkers could wish for. The building has bicycle storage for those who wish to forego driving their vehicles short distances, and a parking garage for vehicles.

Energy efficient lighting was installed during the updates of the lobby.


The Andrew Carnegie Mansion

Carnegie Hill is named after the mansion that Andrew Carnegie built at Fifth Avenue and 91st Street in 1901. Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century. He was also a well-known philanthropist during his time.

Carnegie’s 1898 purchase of the site which would become his mansion, and eventually lead to the name of the area "Carnegie Hill," inspired a land rush as people swarmed to what had before been an unintriguing stretch of Fifth Avenue, far above the established millionaire zone.

Andrew Carnegie and his partner, Henry Frick, ended up buying plenty of property in the neighborhood, including most of 91st between Fifth and Madison, and up to the south corner of Fifth and 92nd.

Today the Andrew Carnegie mansion houses the National Design Museum, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, which was recently closed for renovation.



  1. City Realty
  2. Walk Score
  3. Emporis
  4. Street Easy
  5. Ethelind Coblin Architect
  6. NY Times

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