Updated 5 months ago
Kips Bay, Manhattan | Second Ave & Third Ave
2,493 Square FeetMulti-Family

floors / apts4 / 4
Lot Size20'x98'8"
Built Size20' wide
Building TypeTownhouse
RE Taxes$28,600
Price Per SF

This property was sold for $3,482,500 on 06/15/22.

Outdoor space and views

  • Backyard
  • Queensboro Bridge

Building Amenities

  • Voice Intercom

Property Description

212 East 31st Street is a 4-story, 20-foot wide townhouse located on a lovely tree lined street in Kips Bay. This particular street has always had a certain cache in the area with its many private homes.This is a great opportunity for someone looking to convert into a private home with a lovely quiet outdoor garden, a welcome oasis from the city's activities. In its current configuration, the owner can live in the duplex, the first and second floors, with 3-bedrooms, 2-baths and large backyard garden. The third and fourth floors can be income producing with a 1 or 2-bedroom apartment on the third floor, and two 1-bedroom apartments on the fourth floor. All apartments are free market rentals. Building delivered vacant. The duplex has its own entrance on the ground floor. The apartment has a large open kitchen and dining area. Walking through to the back is the generous size living room, which overlooks the rear garden. This floor also has a bathroom with a shower and a full size washer and dryer. The backyard garden is delightful in the warm weather for entertaining and relaxing. The second floor of the duplex contains two large bedrooms, a smaller third bedroom and a full bath.The third and fourth floors have a separate entrance via the outside stoop. The third floor-through apartment configured as a 1-bedroom has a layout, which provides additional flexibility. The two apartments on the fourth floor are each 1-bedrooms. The renovated front apartment with a modern layout makes extremely efficient use of the space. The upgraded back apartment overlooks the backyard garden area.In this well located neighborhood, you can take advantage of all the city has to offer. There is easy access to top restaurants in Gramercy, the Flatiron District, Chelsea, SoHo as well as the Upper East Side.Nearby is an AMC12-Plex Theatre, a Fairway Supermarket, Trader Joe's and other shopping for your convenience.Transportation is great with city bus and subway services nearby. There is also easy access to Long Island and the airports via the 34th Street Mid-town Tunnel or 59th Street Bridge. For those looking for a different transportation experience, take the ferry service near 34th Street and the East River to Queens, Brooklyn, Wall Street, Governor's Island and other stops.

Listing History

Sold and Closed by Elizabeth Bresciani
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC
Contract Signed by Elizabeth Bresciani
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

Building Details

Building TypeTownhouse
Service LevelVoice Intercom
Year Built1900
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


33 St
0.25 miles
28 St
0.28 miles
23 St
0.47 miles

Citi Bike

E 31 St & 3 Ave
0.06 miles
2 Ave & E 31 St
0.1 miles


East 34th Street
0.43 miles

Contact Agent

Contact Agent

Elizabeth Bresciani
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

Kips Bay | Manhattan

Quick Profile

If you take a walk through Kips Bay, which is loosely defined as the area between 23rd street and 34th street and the East River to almost Lexington, you’ll quickly learn it's a hodgepodge of sorts and not as well defined as other neighborhoods in New York City. Some New Yorkers say Kips Bay has an identity crisis because 1st, 2nd, and 3rd avenues are distinctly different from one another as you traverse them. Despite the perceived lack of neighborhood vibe there are others that appreciate its affordability and convenience.  

First Avenue is dominated by hospitals and hospital buildings such as NYU Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital to name a few. Second Avenue is a mosaic of convenience stores, fast food joints and nondescript brick buildings. Third Avenue is saturated with small bars and gastropubs and the twenty somethings that patronize them. 

No judgement against Kips Bay here. It’s a great neighborhood that is just as much a part of New York City as any other neighborhood. Kips Bay It’s bordered by Murray Hill to the North, Stuyvesant Town and Gramercy Park to the South, and Rose Hill to the West. The neighborhood is partly defined by newer high-rise apartments, brick rowhouses, and former tenement buildings. 

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 73073TH