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Beekman Place, Manhattan | East 48th Street & East 49th Street
5 Rooms2 Beds2 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Abundant Closets
  • Entry Foyer
  • Formal Dining Room
  • High Ceilings [9']
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Flr-to-Clg Windows
  • Dishwasher
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • East River
  • South Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Bike Storage
  • Billiards Room
  • Courtyard
  • Driveway
  • Elevator
  • Facility Kitchen
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garage
  • Garden
  • Laundry Room
  • Resident Lounge
  • Roof Deck
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Storage
  • Valet Service


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

Located in the iconic and acclaimed 870 United Nations Plaza, the bronze and glass, mid-century tower with the famous red-carpeted, double-height lobby designed by Harrison & Abramowitz. This spacious, high floor 5-room cooperative residence showcases oversized windows offering dramatic open southern water views from every room.

A large foyer leads to the open and expansive living room, with adjoining dining room allowing for gracious entertaining. There is a chefs kitchen with granite counters, and top of the line appliances. The master suite features stunning river and city views and has a beautiful, spacious en suite bathroom. The second bedroom, with custom built-in cabinetry and large windows, also features another, renovated bathroom. Sun shades and 7 large closets complete this elegant and comfortable home in pristine move-in condition.

This prestigious coop is situated in a peaceful enclave with a private driveway sheltered under a glass porte-cochere. The highly trained staff includes a 24-hour doorman, concierge, valet service, porter, handyman, in-house dry cleaning service and on-site management office. Amenities include an exercise room with Pilates studio, golf range, bicycle room, garage, clubhouse, conference rooms, and roof terrace with commanding views. Pets are welcome. Pied-a-terre and international buyers are permitted with acceptable USA-based assets, and apartments can be purchased in a Qualified Personal Residential Trust. 75% financing is now allowed. The mandatory monthly charge of about $1200 includes utilities, cable/internet and window washing. Showings by appointment only.

Built in 1966 by architects Wallace Harrison and Max Abramovitz, who also built the United Nations Headquarters Complex, 870 United Nations Plaza is a full-service luxury cooperative comprising two 38 story towers. Each tower contains a total of 336 apartments (56 of which are duplexes on the top 8 floors) with 9' ceilings, oversized windows and commanding open views of the city and the East River. A full time doorman and concierge attend the building's grand triple-height lobby. Amenities include 2 sun decks, a fitness center, a golf simulator, a Pilates studio, a Billiard's room, conference rooms, library, and "Club 39," a private residents club with a kitchen and entertaining rooms. The building also offers in-house dry cleaning, a bike room, garage and private full-block circular drive at the 49th Street exit from the FDR Drive. Pets are welcome. Apartments can be purchased in a Qualified Personal Residential Trust. Foreign buyers with U.S. based assets are welcome. 75% financing is permitted. Storage bin assigned upon purchase.

Conveniently located on East 49th Street off the FDR, United Nations Plaza exceeds the standards for luxury living. Steps from the MacArthur Playground and the Peter Detmold Dog Park and less than 2 blocks from Second Avenue, bursting with shopping and popular dining options such as The Smith, La Pecora Bianca, Rosa Mexicano and more.

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Listing History

Initial Price by Steven Cohen
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
Year Built1966
Financing Allowed75%
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Beekman Place | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Beekman Place is less of a neighborhood than it is a quiet two-block enclave just north of the United Nations on the far eastern edge of Turtle Bay. There is only one street that runs through the neighborhood, also called Beekman Place, that wraps itself around 49th Street and 51st Street.  

This bucolic little stretch of the east side has always been a cherished spot for those fortunate enough to have found refuge here. The noise and the street traffic from the city surrounds is virtually non-existent as there are no through streets in this neighborhood.  

The neighborhood composition largely consists of a few clusters of townhouses and prewar co-ops. The exception to the rule is the charming art-deco-styled Beekman Place Hotel at the corner of First Avenue and 49th Street and the two post-war towers, 860 and 870 UN Plaza that front the grounds of the United Nations.

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OLR ID: 171919