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40 West 55th Street, 2-B

Midtown West, Manhattan | Fifth Ave & Ave of the Americas

5 Rooms2 Beds2 Baths1,354 Square FeetCondo

Common Charges$1,416
RE Taxes$1,417
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Deco Fireplace
  • Entry Foyer
  • High Ceilings [9.2']
  • Restored Details
  • Separate Dining Area
  • WBFP
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Wine Cooler
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • East Exposure
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure

Building Amenities

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


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description for 40 West 55th Street, 2-B

Just steps from the hustle and bustle of 5th Avenue, you will instantly feel at home in your unique 5-room, pre-war condo spanning over 1,350 square feet. Built in 1924 by renowned architect Rosario Candela, 40 West 55th Street, 2B is impeccably detailed, stunning, modern, and chic!

This classic five room home features 1,354 square feet for the perfect two bedroom, two bath with a separate dining room, gracious entrance foyer, 9'2 ceilings, northern and eastern exposures, and custom traditional oak wood floors. The living room/entertainment area has a wood-burning marble fireplace, custom bookcases, and a mirrored bar with wine refrigerator. Marble /stone/mosaic glass walls and floors in baths, and closets are custom built. The eclectic aesthetic of the apartment is evident, while also remaining sleek, yet comfortable. Your clean, traditional kitchen features eastern exposures, top-of-the-line appliances like a dishwasher, and deluxe fixtures. Both bathrooms boast Waterworks accents and luxurious finishes. Throughout the home is an abundance of closet space. Both the apartment, and the nature of the building is a renowned example and best residential work of the legendary architect Candelas.

With only three neighbors on your floor, privacy should never be an issue for your apartment. 40W55 features a full-time doorman, storage, central laundry and is pet friendly. The building lobby includes touches of Sean Johnson decor, inspired by the Museum of Modern Art. This home has easy access to both the east and west sides and is only steps away from Central Park and many of Manhattan's most famous attractions, such as Rockefeller Center, Times Square and an abundance of restaurants and bars. Additionally, furniture and fixtures available for purchase.

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Listing History for 40 West 55th Street, 2-B

Initial Price by Louise Phillips Forbes
Brown Harris Stevens Residential Sales LLC

Building Details for 40 West 55th Street

Building TypeLow-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1924
Financing Allowed90%
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Transit and Citi Bike


57 St
0.14 miles
5 Av/53 St
0.15 miles
5 Av/59 St
0.24 miles
7 Av
0.28 miles
57 St-7 Av
0.29 miles


Grand CentralLong Island Rail Road
0.48 miles

Citi Bike

W 54 St & 6 Ave
0.05 miles
W 56 St & 6 Ave
0.1 miles

Building Availability

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Two Beds in Midtown West


Midtown West | Manhattan

Quick Profile

People, yellow cabs, bright lights, big crowds, 24-hour eateries and just about every type of store imaginable. it’s a frenetic buzz that only a few places on the globe can offer. And that’s just one part of it. Midtown West is the birthplace of hustle and bustle and it’s bordered by 42nd to the south, 59th Street to the north, 8th Avenue to the west, and 5th Avenue to the east. 

Midtown West is not as residential as other neighborhoods in Manhattan. The bustling part of Midtown West is 42nd Street between Times Square and 8th Avenues where the retail and office space, theatres, and attractions are. No matter what time of day it is, you'll always find activity there. 

Residential buildings lay near the western end of Midtown West beginning around 8th Avenue. 

Location, location, location. Of all the neighborhoods and enclaves of Manhattan, Midtown West is perhaps the most commutable place to live, visit, or work. It contains one of the highest concentrations of subway lines in the Big Apple. A, C, E, N, Q, R, 1, 2, 3, and the 7 train. The transit system feeds the streets with commuters from everywhere. The Port Authority Bus Terminal and nearby Penn Station adds to the number of people that flood Midtown on any given day. 

It’s one of the easiest places in all of Manhattan to navigate because it’s a true grid. Uptown, street numbers go up. Downtown, street numbers go down. It’s the same concept from east to west. You really can’t get lost in Midtown West.

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OLR ID: 370226