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The Salem House

520 East 81st Street, 2-D

Upper East Side, Manhattan | York Ave & East End Ave

Alcove Studio 1 Bath465 Square FeetCondo

Common Charges$690
RE Taxes$613
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Dressing Area
  • Entry Foyer
  • Separate Dining Area
  • Wall of Windows

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • North Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Bike Storage
  • Elevator
  • Garage
  • Laundry Room
  • Renovated Lobby
  • Roof Deck


Property Description for 520 East 81st Street, 2-D

Spectacular Condo at the Salem House. Spacious alcove studio with a deep full alcove that can easily be separated if desired. Amazing as an Investment, pied-a-terre or cozy primary residence this condo is in a sensational part of the Upper East Side. The space is grand for a studio with a wall of windows facing north over a quiet street. There are several large closets far exceeding expectations in for storage in a studio. the bathroom has been freshly tiled with a new glass shower door added. The kitchen is a clean functional space separate from the space so you aren't cooking in the room.

The building is an amazing condo with low monthly taxes and common charges making it a great value for owners with 24 hour doorman, an awe inspiring roof deck, garage, bike storage and regular storage available as well as laundry in the building.

The Salem House is surrounded by some of the best restaurants and shops on the UES and is nearby the Carl Shultz Park, the East River Promenade, Central Park and a pool at John Jay Park. There are also endless cultural institutions in the neighborhood from the Met to the Frick and Sothebys. There is also incredible access to transportation around the city from the Q train to several bus lines and a Citibike station down the block.

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Listing History for 520 East 81st Street, 2-D

Contract Signed by John Santulli
Douglas Elliman

Building Details for 520 East 81st Street

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1964
Financing Allowed90%
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Transit and Citi Bike


86 St
0.41 miles

Citi Bike

E 81 St & York Ave
0.06 miles
E 82 St & East End Ave
0.11 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months
Last 12 months

AlcoveStudio 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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