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Upper East Side, Manhattan | East 85th Street & East 86th Street
8 Rooms4 Beds4.5 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Beamed Ceilings
  • BuiltIns
  • Coffered Ceilings
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Dressing Area
  • Duplex
  • Entry Foyer
  • High Ceilings
  • Library / Den
  • Original Details
  • Penthouse/Top Flr
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Solarium
  • Straight Staircase
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WBFP
  • Flr-to-Clg Windows
  • Wall of Windows
  • Adjoining Pantry
  • Dishwasher
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Galley
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Service Entrance
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Bidet
  • Double Vanity
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Powder Room
  • Steam Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Wrap Terrace
  • Bridge Views
  • East River
  • Park Views
  • Skyline Views
  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description


From this penthouse you can watch the sunrise from the wide planted terrace to the east at the beginning of the day and then see it set at the end of the day at the west side of the terrace. And all day long tall glass sliding doors open for an even closer look at the endless sky and ever-changing views of the swirling currents of the East River.
Located on the top two levels of a beautifully situated Emory Roth cooperative at East End Avenue and East 86th Street, the UPPER ENTERTAINING LEVEL is surrounded by a large planted terrace facing east, south, and west. The living room has a wood burning fireplace and floor to ceiling sliding doors enabling easy access for indoor/outdoor living. The open formal dining room also has views of the East River. The renovated kitchen is enhanced by a beautiful eating area with a glass solarium and doors to the west section of the terrace. There is also a staff room and full bath.

The lower level has a primary bedroom suite spanning 33 feet which includes a wood burning fireplace, a breakfast bar, a large dressing room, and a spacious well designed bathroom. It is a perfect place to capture the morning sun.
There is an additional den/ bedroom and two additional bedrooms with baths en-suite, one of which is a perfect corner room facing south and west.
The penthouse view also includes the lush greenery of Carl Schurz Park. This almost 15 acre site has long been valued for its strategic location overlooking the turbulent waters of the Hellgate at this bend in the East River. In 1902, illustrious landscape architect Calvert Vaux joined others to create a new landscape design for the park. Today it is deemed to be one of the most exquisite small urban parks in all of Manhattan.
Built by Archibald Gracie in 1799, Gracie mansion is one of the oldest surviving wood structures in Manhattan. Robert Moses convinced city authorities to designate the house as the official residence of the mayor and in 1942 Fiorello La Guardia and his family moved in, describing it as New York's "little White House ". Just northwest of Gracie Mansion John Jacob Astor also had a country estate.
Carl Schurz Park and Gracie Mansion both add to the beauty of the view from this penthouse and to the bucolic environment below.
One could easily imagine that a creative talent like Irving Berlin would be drawn to the beauty of this particular penthouse.

Listing History

Initial Price by Paula Del Nunzio
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1929
Financing Allowed50%
Learn More About the Building

Transit and Citi Bike


86 St
0.41 miles

Citi Bike

East End Ave & E 86 St
0.05 miles
E 82 St & East End Ave
0.18 miles


East 90th St
0.25 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months

Four+ Beds in Upper East Side


Upper East Side | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Exuding a cosmopolitan, refined air that is reminiscent of Paris or other European cities, the Upper East Side (the UES, to local cognoscenti) has a reputation as being a bastion of wealth and privilege. Even though it was built by American “royalty” families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Carnegies and Rockefellers, whose elaborate mansions once anchored Fifth Avenue, there are affordable housing options throughout the neighborhood. The further east you move, away from Central Park and the more commercial avenues, the more likely you are to find quiet, tree-lined streets with historic townhouses and brownstones. Keep your eye out for reasonably priced apartments in pre-war low-rise and even a few high-rise buildings.

With abundant, beautifully landscaped green spaces, including the oasis of Central Park acting like a backyard, the area is quiet and lushly green. You can relax and unwind in John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park or take a stroll along the East River Promenade. The whole neighborhood seems isolated from the workaday chaos of the city at large. Add to that the history of the neighborhood and the abundance of cultural institutions, and you have a uniquely welcoming neighborhood.

Known for its abundance of high-end retail shopping, especially on Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side is host to the Barneys New York flagship department store. Here you can find upscale goods, fashion and home decor items. You will also find the edgy runway-inspired Alexander McQueen collections. If you are dying to treat your feet to red-soled opulence, be sure to visit the Christian Louboutin boutique. These are only a small sampling of this high-end shopper’s paradise that features everything from designer boutiques that offer the ultimate in haute couture to resale shops where you can find last season’s best on sale at hefty discounts .

There are many unique dining experiences, from fine dining to the casual bite-on-the-go, awaiting you in the UES. Sushi is going through a renaissance in the city, and the best omakase-style sushi can be found at Sasabune on E 73rd Street. Omakase sushi means that you leave the choice of ingredients, preparation method and presentation to the chef. Elegant French cuisine can be experienced at JoJo, E 64th Street, housed in gorgeous townhouse. Just for fun, visit the Lexington Candy Shop on Lexington Avenue, to get a taste of an old-fashioned soda fountain.

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OLR ID: 783816