Bristol Plaza

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200-210 East 65th Street, New York City, NY

Bristol Plaza

Stylish 50 story building in central New York City
Building Information
Developer Paul Milstein, Seymour Milstein, and Robert Olnick
Architect Ulrich Franzen & Associates and Philip Birnbaum & Associates.
Management Company Milstein Brothers
Number of Units 308
Number of Floors 50
Year Built 1987
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof IRMA
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200-210 East 65th Street, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 50 transit options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R - 8
Title of Land Condominium



Previously known as Milro Tower, a name created from the names of the three developers, Bristol Plaza was built in 1987 by Paul Milstein, Seymour Milstein, and Robert Olnick..[1]

The neighborhood is famous for its greenery, history, luxury, and is the cultural hear of the heart of New York. "This is where the New Yorkers who run the world live."[2]

With six historic districts within the Upper East Side, Carnegie Hill, Treadwell Farn, Henderson Place, Upper East Side, Metropolitan Museum, Hardenbergh/Rhinelander there is a diverse selection of history and innovative architecture which has been preserved by the Friends of the Upper East Side. It also includes 128 historical landmarks, including libraries, churches, museums, and historical homes.

The historic Upper East Side has been home to many of the founding New York families including the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Lenoxes, who donated land to the Presbyterian Hospital and the Lenox Library, Andrew Carnegie, Henry J. Frick, and later, the Kennedys. The area is also significant on the world stage and includes many diplomatic consulates and missions such as The Consulate-General of France, Greece, Italy, India, and Pakistan, as well as the missions for Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Czech Republic, Iraq, Mali, Mongolia, Burma (Myanmar).

The neighborhood also boasts the highest cost per foot in the US, and is home to a myriad of universities including Cornell University Medical School, Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Rockefeller University, Metropolitan Hospital (NY Medical College), New York School of Interior Design, Lenox Hill Hospital.


Bristol Plaza is centrally located at 200-210 East 65th Street on the southeast corner at Third Avenue in the heart of Manhattan, New York City. Within walking distance is Central Park, the designer Madison Avenue shops, museums, hospitals, schools, and a plethora of transit options.


Entertainment and shopping options include the Paley Center for Media Museum & Performances, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Metropolitan Museum, MoMA - Museum of Modern Art Modern & Contemporary art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Modern & Contemporary art, American Museum of Natural History World's largest natural history museum and the Frick Collection Renaissance & Baroque art, National Academy Museum and the American Art Museum. Shopping can be found on Saks Fifth Avenue Luxury shopping - Rockefeller Center, Barney's Luxury designer shopping, Ralph Lauren Entire block of Lauren stores, Bloomingdale's Original location.

In addition to having a desirable postal code, Bristol Plaza is located in a family friendly neighborhood which includes 3 school zones, JHS 167 Robert F Wagner (6-8), PS 183 Robert L. Stevenson (K-5), and PS 267 as well as a plethora of private schools. In addition there are some of the world's top medical facilities only minutes away such as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian.

For accessibility by foot, bus, subway, or bicycle, Bristol Plaza stands out. However, there are very few bike lanes even though the grade is flat.[3] Nearby Subway Stations include Lexington Av/63 St (0.18 mi),68 St-Hunter College (0.20 mi), Lexington Av/59 St (0.24 mi) and 59th St (0.28 mi).


Height (tip) 152.40 m Height (architectural)152.40 m Height (roof)152.40 m ][4] Bristol Plaza houses 308 apartments, including two penthouse suites and was designed by two teams of architects; Ulrich Franzen & Associates and Philip Birnbaum & Associates, who also designed Trump Plaza. The building boasts an impressively landscaped side walk and roof-top deck. It has a steel-framed encased by a concrete core. The facade is of a light beige brick which is interjected by many large windows.

Bristol Plaza was developed by Paul Milstein, Seymour Milstein, and Robert Olnick. The Milsteins and the Olnicks are both well trusted third generation real estate developers, and are listed in the great real estate families of NYC. The Milsteins grew their empire out of Circle Floor Company, a wood flooring business created by Morris Milstein in 1919. They now own three businesses; Milstein Properties, Milstein Brothers Capital Partners and the Emigrant Savings Bank. Their vision is to revive and strengthen struggling neighborhoods, and they succeeded in weeding out much of the corruption in the real-estate industry.

Their name is associated with many of the landmark institutions in the city including New York Presbyterian Hospital; The Whale Room at the American Museum of Natural History; New York Public Library; Cornell University's College of Architecture, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and many others. Their buildings include Normandie Plaza; Liberty Court, Liberty House, Liberty Terrance and Liberty View in Battery Park; Windsor Court in Murray Hill; Milford Plaza in Hell`s Kitchen, the most successful tourist-class hotel in the United States.

Olnick Organization Inc, also in its third generation began in 1946 by Robert Olnick. Buildings include 270 Lafayette Street and 130 Fifth Avenue in Matthantan, and Four Gateway Plaza in Newark and Headquarters Plaza in Morristown in New Jersey.[5]

Layout and Features

Furnished bedroom in Bristol Plaza
Furnished living room in Bristol Plaza

Bristol Plaza is a 50 story residential condominium tower which also offers luxury short term leases with a minimum stay of 30 days, beginning on the date of arrival and can be renewed for months, weeks, or even days. Residents enjoy the best of both a luxury hotel and residential building. Units can be leased by either individuals or by corporations.

There are 308 apartment units and two large plazas on 64th Street and 65th Street. The lobby has double height ceilings. There are two plazas in the building one on 64th Street and one on 65th Street. The suites consist of high ceilings, and offer an assortment of choices; including fireplaces, bay-windows, Carrara marble bathrooms, full kitchens and they can be rented as furnished units.

Floor Plans

There are a wide variety of floor plans at Bristol Plaza, raging from studio apartments, one, two, and three bedroom suites, to penthouses, and of course the famous eleven room suite on the 49th floor. A selection is presented here.[6]


Among the many amenities are a full concierge, dinner, and maid service, health club, 50 ft pool, children's playroom, sundeck. Other amenities are listed below.

  • Concierge
  • Full time doorman
  • Basement storage
  • Full service garage
  • Health club
  • 50 foot swimming pool
  • Sauna and steam room
  • Fully landscaped roof top deck
  • Corner bay windows
  • Fireplaces in some units
  • Handsome lobby
  • Italian marble bathrooms
  • High ceilings
  • Children's playroom
  • Massage services on site
  • Full dinner service available
  • Flat screen televisions
  • Daily maid and linen service
  • Free WiFi system and for the room safes


Bristol Plaza Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No

The building permits pets, rentals, and does not have age restrictions.

In addition, rentals may be made by either individuals or by corporations.


Built in 1987, this building is quite modern, with energy efficient heating. There are also a number of options to engage with greener living, including the proximity to public transportation and bike paths; Zip Cars within a block of the location, which help to reduce the number of vehicles; and of course there is an excellent recycling system in the city which residents may participate in. The building also has beautiful landscaped sidewalks and a rooftop garden which assists in reducing the carbon foot print.


  • Famous renovations Bristol Plaza is home to a "6,000-square-foot, 11-room apartment which recently underwent a two-year, $12 million renovation, turning it into "the most phenomenal residence that we have seen in New York today."[7] This renovation includes a salt-water aquarium, and home movie theater by real-estate titan, Eric Hadar whose 49th floor apartment made headline news in 2010 when the unit went on the market for 26.3 million dollars.[8]
  • That's not the only time the Bristol Plaza has found itself in print. CBS reported Bristol Plaza turned away a 200,000 month rental in 2011 to Anne Sinclair, when it was discovered that her husband, disgraced Ex-IMF Head, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, would be staying there.[9]
  • 200 East 65th Street is featured in a top ten list, "Top 10 Condos, Third Avenue, Upper East Side"


  1. City Realty
  3. /
  6. Milstein Properties
  9. CBS Local NYC

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