Apartment 5A at 525 East 89th Street is a spacious 1,351 square foot 5.5 room home situated on a very quiet and leafy block in the Gracie Gardens complex. Situated on the 5th floor and windowed on 3 sides, apartment 5A has terrific light due to the low-rise (6 storied) configuration of the buildings. Upon entering, there are two closets off the entry vestibule leading to a very spacious gallery with yet another closet. The sunny south-facing Living Room measures over 12 x 22 feet and the room is anchored by a decorative fireplace. There are high 8'-9" ceilings and prewar details throughout. The windowed kitchen has GE appliances and there is a stackable Miele washer/dryer off the bedroom hallway. The south-facing primary Bedroom Suite has three closets and an en suite bathroom. The second Bedroom also has an en suite bathroom.
Built in 1942 and designed by Sylvan Bien, 525 East 89th Street is one of two 6-story buildings which share a lovely central courtyard with its beautifully landscaped garden. The 2 buildings have 4 different addresses (515 and 525 East 89th; along with 520 and 530 East 90th) and comprise approximately 138 Units. The numerous amenities in this pet-friendly cooperative include: 24-hour Doorman, a live-in Resident Manager, Central Laundry Room, Bike Room, and Storage Room. The building allows 80% Financing, and pied-a-terre living is allowed.
525 East 89th Street is located between York and East End Avenues and is convenient to numerous neighborhood restaurants and services. The 86th Street cross-town bus stop is down the block on York and 90th and the entrance to the Q train is at 94th and Second Avenue. The immediate proximity to Carl Schurz Park (a true gem of a park) and the East River Promenade (stretching south to the 59th Street Bridge and north to Randall's Island and beyond) are perhaps the most prominent standout features of the neighborhood. The security of being adjacent to Gracie Mansion is also a plus. What's more, the Asphalt Green athletic complex, with its Olympic pool (one of only several 50-meter pools in Manhattan), training facilities, and huge soccer field is a huge draw for the neighborhood.