Midtown East—a bustling business district by day and a quiet high-end community by night and weekend—boasts spectacular views of the city’s best Art Deco architecture (Empire State Building, Chrysler Building) and proximity to transportation hubs (Grand Central Station, Midtown Tunnel, and five subway lines). The diverse neighborhood is perfectly located for the quick summer, winter, or weekend getaway to Westchester or the Hamptons.
And if one can brave lockdown conditions of the U.N. General Assembly once a year—which require dodging motorcades of presidents, princes and prime ministers—this area is an ideal location for luxury living. But buying a luxury condo here won't come cheap. Here are five standout luxury condos from Brown Harris Stevens that are currently for sale in Midtown East:
#1: 845 United Nations Plaza, Apt. #37C
Currently listed for $5.495 million, this renovated 2,068 square-foot apartment in Trump World Tower showcases floor-to-ceiling windows with wide open views of the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and East River. Packed with character, Apartment 37C features two bedrooms (including a grand master suite with large closets), two-and-a-half bathrooms, a spacious kitchen with banquette seating, a library, a powder room off the entrance and a built-in sound system that pervades the 32-foot by 18-foot living area which is ideal for entertaining. Five-star amenities include a fitness center, swimming pool, wine cellar and 24/7 doorman and concierge service.
#2: 500 Park Avenue, Apt. 28B
On the market for $6.5 million, 500 Park Tower, Apt. 28B is a contemporary white glove condo with a discreet entrance on 59th Street and ideal views in three directions (including Central Park). Boasting boundless potential, this “triple mint condition” apartment’s floor plan is spacious, with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, a brand new kitchen with luxury appliances, and a skyline-pleasing breakfast nook. The master suite has a windowed spa-like bath with separate shower and custom cabinetry in the dressing room. Doormen, concierge, rooftop garden, and private storage are included.
#3: 330 East 38th Street, Apt. 52D/E
Priced at $4.875 million, this four-bedroom, three-bath apartment has curved bay windows that frame New York City’s skyline like a portrait, offering panoramic views from every window (including the Empire State Building, Chrysler Building and the East River down to the Financial District). Located in the Corinthian Building, the home combines two luxurious apartments, boasting a large living space, oval entrance and a balcony. Amenities include 24-hour doorman concierge service, fitness center, spa, pool and landscaped surroundings. It’s conveniently located near Grand Central Station and the United Nations.
#4: 721 Fifth Avenue, Apt. #56A
Located in the heart of the world’s greatest luxury shopping district, this corner unit on Trump Tower’s 56th floor—listed for $5.15 million—offers spectacular sights of famed skyscrapers and the Hudson River. Highlighted by large living and dining areas, this condo boasts tall ceilings, oversized windows, a discreet kitchen, two-and-a-half bathrooms, and two bedrooms, including a master suite with two closets (one of which is a walk-in). The second bedroom can optionally open up to the dining room and double as a den. The building offers full-time doorman, valet services, maid service, laundry service.
#5: 845 United Nations Plaza, Apt. #82B
From its perch on the 82nd floor of Trump World Tower, this U.N. Plaza apartment—priced at $6.8 million—offers 2,781 square feet of contemporary living space, with floor-to-ceiling windows flooding every room, and picturesque views visible from all directions. The three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom condo features a master suite with custom lacquer cabinets, walk-in closets and automated blinds. It boasts a grand study (or a fourth bedroom) and a renovated eat-in kitchen with Miele and Sub-Zero stainless appliances, Sub-Zero wine cooler and banquette.