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The Osborne

205 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019

Co-op in Theater District

119 Units

205 West 57th St. is an Italian Renaissance-inspired building located on what’s considered Billionaire’s Row.

It was designed by James Edward Ware and constructed of rough-textured, red sandstone between 1883 to 1885. An annex to the west, designed by Alfred S. G. Taylor and Julien Clarence Levi, was built in 1906.

Today, it maintains its 19th-century archways and rich hues of red, blue and gold leaf which are adorned with contributions by sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, muralist John La Farge and glass by Tiffany Studios.

Passersby may marvel at the Osbourne’s facade, which is clad in rusticated blocks of brownstone, as well as its extravagant lobby. Corcoran Group touts the structure’s “carved marble recesses” and stuccoed “mosaic-tiled walls” as well as its “floors that mix tile mosaics and slabs of varicolored Italian marble.”

Indeed, The Osbourne is a true throwback to 19th Century New York — and it was almost demolished.

Real estate investor Sarah Korein had plans of replacing The Osbourne with a 17-story residential building designed by Robert Bien in 1961. But the building’s tenants collected $500,000 to give to Korein in exchange for the building's ownership. The payment was roughly double the $250,000 deposit that Korein had paid for the building.

It’s a good thing the deal was made because the Osborne is now considered a gorgeous piece of Manhattan history and served as a home to many artists, actors, and musicians throughout the years, as well as upper-middle-class residents such as doctors and lawyers.

Famous residents of yesteryear include classical music icon Leonard Bernstein, who lived in the Osborne Apartments from 1951 until about 1960; cabaret singer Bobby Short (who lived in Bernstein’s old apartment); and author Fran Lebowitz.

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated The Osbourne as a city landmark in 1991. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.

The Osborne shares the city block with the Art Students League of New York building (aka the American Fine Arts Society) and is a cater-corner from Carnegie Hall.

Amenities include a central laundry room,  common storage and package room as well as a common roof deck.

Residents don’t have to walk far for MTA options. Right outside the building is a subway station for the N/​Q/​R and ​W trains.


See the full transaction history for 205 West 57th Street below.

Currently For Sale

1 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 10DD $1,249,000 205 W 57th St Unit 10DD

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Listed by Leslie Hirsch

Building Info

Amenities

  • Bike Storage
  • Laundry in Building
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed
  • Doorman
  • Laundry in Unit
  • New Construction
  • Roofdeck
  • Window Air Conditioning
  • Designated Landmark
  • Sublets Allowed
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Through-wall Air Conditioning
  • Penthouse
  • Elevator

Building Policies

  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Sublets Allowed

Overview

General

  • Year Built

    1900
  • First Altered Year

    1989
  • Building Count

    1
  • Floor Count

    15
  • Total Unit Count

    119
  • Building Frontage

    92
  • Building Depth

    174
  • Building Area Sqft

    167,076
  • Lot Frontage

    100
  • Lot Depth

    175
  • Lot Area Sqft

    17,572

Unit Count

  • Residential Unit Count

    109

Building Floor Area

  • Residential Building Floor Area

    157,076
  • Commercial Building Floor Area

    10,000
  • Garage Building Floor Area

    0.00
  • Factory Building Floor Area

    0.00
  • Retail Building Floor Area

    10,000
  • Storage Building Floor Area

    0.00
  • Other Building Floor Area

    0.00

Floor Area Ratios

  • Built Floor Area Ratio

    9.51
  • Residential Floor Area Ratio

    10.00
  • Commercial Floor Area Ratio

    15.00
  • Facilities Floor Area Ratio

    15.00

Building

  • Lot Type

    3
  • Irregular Lot Code

    N
  • Land Use

    03
  • Building Class

    D4
  • Proximity Code

    3
  • Basement Type

    2

Ownership


    Neighborhood

    • Community District

      105
    • City Council District

      4
    • Landmark Name

      INDIVIDUAL LANDMARK
    • Police Precinct

      18
    • Fire Company

      E023
    • Health Area

      4700
    • Sanitation District Borough

      1
    • Sanitation Subsection

      2A
    • Local School District

      School District 02

    Zoning

    • Special Purpose District 1

      MID
    • Split Boundary Zone Indicator

      Y
    • Zoning District 1

      C6-6
    • Zoning District 2

      C5-3

    Geography

    • Borough Name

      MN
    • Borough Code

      1
    • Block

      1029
    • Lot

      27
    • Borough Block Lot

      1010290027
    • Full Address

      205 WEST 57 STREET
    • ZIP Code

      10019

    Valuation

    • Assessed Land Value

      $7,110,000
    • Assessed Total Value

      $18,602,550
    • Exempt Land Value

      $54,690
    • Exempt Total Value

      $54,690

    Neighborhood

    Stats & Trends

    $871,000

    Median Asking

    3.80%

    Below Asking

    $1,044

    Sale Price/ft²

    173

    Days on Market

    Transportation

    N

    Q

    R

    at 57th St Under 500 ft | 3 min walk

    1

    A

    C

    B

    D

    at 59th St-Columbus Circle 980 ft | 4 min walk

    E

    B

    D

    at 7th Av 0.21 mi | 5 min walk

    1

    at 50th St 0.34 mi | 8 min walk

    E

    M

    at 5th Av-53rd St 0.47 mi | 11 min walk

    Schools

    School Type Grades Distance
    PS 111 ADOLPH S OCHS Elementary PK to 5 0.47 mi
    CITY KNOLL MIDDLE SCHOOL Middle School 6 to 8 1.26 mi
    PROFESSIONAL PERFORMING ARTS HIGH SCHOOL High School 6 to 12 0.52 mi
    EAGLE ACADEMY FOR YOUNG MEN OF HARLEM Secondary School 6 to 11 3.96 mi
    NEW EXPLORATIONS INTO SCIENCETECH AND MATH HIGH SCHOOL Other KG to 12 3.22 mi
    THURGOOD MARSHALL ACADEMY LOWER SCHOOL Elementary KG to 5 4.71 mi
    HAMILTON HEIGHTS SCHOOL Elementary KG to 5 4.53 mi
    RIVER EAST ELEMENTARY Elementary PK to 5 3.37 mi
    BILINGUAL BICULTURAL SCHOOL (THE) Elementary PK to 5 2.75 mi
    TAG YOUNG SCHOLARS Elementary KG to 8 2.75 mi
    CENTRAL PARK EAST I Elementary PK to 5 2.54 mi
    ANDERSON SCHOOL (THE) Elementary KG to 8 1.07 mi
    BUSINESS OF SPORTS SCHOOL High School 9 to 12 0.57 mi
    School zoning information and other data are provided by RealtyHop Schools and 3rd party sources. The contents of the database are not guaranteed to be accurate or timely. Contact the schools or districts before making any decisions using on this data.

    Recent Updates

    Feb 25, 2021

    Unit 11DB - 1 Bed | 1 Bath

    Sale Closed

    Status Change

    Feb 25, 2021

    Unit 11DB - 1 Bed | 1 Bath

    $599,000

    Sale Closed

    Feb 9, 2021

    Unit 10DD - 1 Bed | 1 Bath

    $1,249,000

    Listed

    Nov 6, 2020

    Unit 11DB - 1 Bed | 1 Bath

    Contract Pending

    Status Change

    Oct 28, 2020

    Unit 11DA - Stu | 1 Bath

    Off Market

    Status Change

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    Units

    Transaction history for 205 West 57th Street

    Unit Br Ba ft² Listed Listing Agent Asking
    Common Charges
    Closed Closing Buyer(s)
    Unit 10DD 1 1 0 Feb 9, 2021 Leslie Hirsch
    Compass
    $1,249,000
    $2,409/mo
    Active
    Unit 11DB 1 1 - Jun 30, 2020 Nancy Woods
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $649,000
    $2,235/mo
    Feb 17, 2021
    231 Days
    $599,000
    -7.70%
    Scott Odierno
    Lori Wentworth Odierno
    Unit 9DB - - - - - - Dec 22, 2020 - Paige A Rakolta
    Unit 10AB - - - - - - Jun 8, 2020 $600,000 Francois C Macheras
    Gustave L Macheras
    Unit 1CC - - - - - - Nov 8, 2019 $325,000 Linda Cook
    William Cook
    Unit 6DB 1 1 - Jan 29, 2019 Ellen Kapit
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $395,000
    $1,800/mo
    Aug 15, 2019
    197 Days
    $425,000
    +7.59%
    Daniel Oneill
    Mitra Oneill
    Unit 4DE 1 1 - Sep 19, 2018 Ellen Kapit
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $875,000
    $1,955/mo
    Jun 25, 2019
    278 Days
    $675,000
    -22.86%
    Sarah Huger Efird
    John C Stephens
    Unit 1CB - - - - - - May 29, 2019 $450,000 Linda Cook
    William Cook
    Unit 2DD - - - - - - May 24, 2019 $600,000 2007 Laird A Lile Revocable Trust Dated June 22
    Laird A Lile Trustee
    Unit 6DD - - - - - - Feb 11, 2019 $922,000 Katherine Bruml
    Unit 7DE 1 1 - May 16, 2018 Ellen Kapit
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $999,000
    $1,933/mo
    Nov 7, 2018
    174 Days
    $917,000
    -8.21%
    Ahmed As Trustee Amani
    Amani Ahmed 2018 Trust
    Syed As Trustee Simin
    Unit 3DA 1 1 - Apr 2, 2018 Ellen Kapit
    Town Residential
    $1,250,000
    $2,300/mo
    Jul 11, 2018
    99 Days
    $1,250,000 David Berger
    Unit 6AC 1 1 - Aug 7, 2017 Ellen Kapit
    Town Residential
    $795,000
    $1,690/mo
    Mar 26, 2018
    230 Days
    $750,000
    -5.66%
    Elinor Lipman
    Unit 3B 2 3 - Sep 18, 2017 Nancy H. Tela
    Stribling & Associates
    $4,950,000
    $4,274/mo
    Feb 1, 2018
    135 Days
    $5,000,000
    +1.01%
    James M Mckelvey Jr Revocable Trust
    James Mckelvey As Trustee
    Unit 8BD 1 1 - Jun 21, 2017 Ellen Kapit
    Town Residential
    $675,000
    $1,781/mo
    Dec 13, 2017
    174 Days
    $660,000
    -2.22%
    Peter Holme
    Sabine Holme
    Unit 10DC 1 1 800 Sep 5, 2017 Ellen Kapit
    Town Residential
    $995,000
    $2,098/mo
    Nov 14, 2017
    69 Days
    $985,000
    -1.01%
    Faria Abedin
    Unit 3DC 1 1 800 Apr 5, 2017 Ellen Kapit
    Town Residential
    $675,000
    $1,815/mo
    Jun 28, 2017
    83 Days
    $650,000
    -3.70%
    Faria Abedin
    Unit 7DF - - - - - - May 19, 2017 $450,000 David Berger
    Unit 9CD - - - - - - Oct 26, 2016 $595,000 Agnie Abi-rafeh Trustee
    Farouk Abi-rafeh Trustee
    Rania Abi-rafeh Trustee
    Rania Bianca Abi-rafeh Trust
    Unit 10DC - - - - - - Jul 5, 2016 - Amy C Riggs
    Thomas J Riggs
    Unit 5C 3 3 - Sep 11, 2015 Susan Phillips Bari
    Elliman
    $3,795,000
    $4,533/mo
    May 12, 2016
    243 Days
    $3,050,000
    -19.63%
    Jean W Johnson
    Johnson Jr Tapley O
    Unit 3DC - - - - - - Apr 13, 2016 - Jun Ho Kang
    Unit 7DE 1 1 - Jul 15, 2015 Jeffery Sholeen
    The Corcoran Group
    $825,000
    $1,882/mo
    Dec 17, 2015
    154 Days
    $785,000
    -4.85%
    David Berger
    Unit 10CB 2 1.5 - Sep 9, 2014 Patricia Wheatley
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $1,500,000
    $3,186/mo
    Aug 6, 2015
    330 Days
    $1,176,090
    -21.59%
    Lee F Lainer
    Luis Lainer
    Unit 3A4AB - - - - - - May 7, 2015 $6,000,000 Bruce T Sloane
    Unit 3DC - - - - - - Feb 18, 2015 - Scott J Coates
    Jun Ho Kang
    Unit 4B - - - - - - Feb 11, 2015 $5,100,000 The Tesoro Trust
    Unit 8C 3 3.5 - Oct 1, 2014 Amanda S. Brainerd
    Brown Harris Stevens
    $4,995,000
    $5,268/mo
    Dec 10, 2014
    69 Days
    $4,800,000
    -3.90%
    Marva A Smalls
    Unit 4AA - - - - - - Dec 3, 2014 $825,000 Lev Grzhonko
    Unit 7DF Stu 1 - May 24, 2014 Fabienne Lecole
    The Corcoran Group
    $379,000
    $1,525/mo
    Nov 13, 2014
    172 Days
    $379,000 Martin Keith Lord
    Unit 6AB - - - - - - Nov 5, 2014 $700,000 Igor Runov
    Unit 3B 3 3 - Feb 20, 2014 Amanda S. Brainerd
    Brown Harris Stevens
    $4,850,000
    $4,090/mo
    Jul 31, 2014
    160 Days
    $4,850,000 Philip D Jackson Declaration Of Trust
    Philip D Jackson Trustee
    Unit 11CB - - - - - - Jul 18, 2014 $300,000 Bia K Roth
    Unit 6C - - - - - - Feb 25, 2014 $3,250,000 Daniel Oneill
    Mitra Oneill
    Unit 6AC - - - - - - Nov 14, 2013 $650,000 Sally Cook
    Unit 2DC - - - - - - Sep 30, 2013 $1,765,000 Elizabeth W Loder
    John M Loder
    Unit 4C 3 2 - Nov 28, 2012 Ellen Kapit
    Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
    $3,199,000
    $4,950/mo
    Sep 23, 2013
    298 Days
    $2,750,000
    -14.04%
    Albert Theodore Powers
    Victoria Mae Powers
    Unit 9DE - - - - - - May 1, 2013 $413,170 Joseph Ohayon
    Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Apr 23, 2013 - Barnett Trustee Lester A
    Lester Allen Barnett And Judith Sandra Barnett
    Unit 10DA - - - - - - Dec 20, 2012 - Eli Perlman Trustee
    Elizabeth D Sall Trustee
    Jennifer A Sall Trustee
    Kathryn M Sall Trustee
    The Sall Family Trust
    Unit 9C - - - - - - Oct 25, 2012 $3,200,000 Joseph Ohayon
    Unit 11CLS - - - - - - Jun 28, 2012 $100,000 Heather Sue Mercer
    Unit 2CB - - - - - - Jun 6, 2012 $575,000 Joely Richardson
    Unit 6DD 1 1 - Oct 19, 2011 Rose Ann Nielsen
    The Corcoran Group
    $549,000
    $1,523/mo
    May 2, 2012
    195 Days
    $516,500
    -5.92%
    Suzanne Donaldson
    Steven Laird
    Unit 2DA - - - - - - Mar 5, 2012 $771,000 Peter W Emmerson
    Unit 10DD - - - - - - Dec 21, 2011 $425,000 Virgil Guzulescu
    Ruth Schaefer-guzulescu
    Unit 5A - - - - - - Oct 19, 2011 $2,950,000 Wendy J Greenberg
    Simon A Mikhailovich
    Unit 6B - - - - - - Aug 4, 2011 $4,100,000 David Maupin
    Stefano Tonchi
    Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Nov 1, 2010 $2,200,000 Ilene Barth
    Richard Barth
    Unit 9BB - - - - - - Aug 2, 2010 $999,000 Anna May Feige
    Timothy E Feige
    Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Jun 15, 2010 $1,300,000 Daniel E Tauber
    Natasha E Tauber
    Unit 11BDE - - - - - - May 11, 2010 $1,300,000 Heather Sue Mercer
    Unit 11BC - - - - - - May 11, 2010 $525,000 Heather Sue Mercer
    Unit 1CC - - - - - - Apr 21, 2010 $100,000 James Henry Iv Glavin
    Marina I Glavin
    Unit 6DA - - - - - - Apr 8, 2010 $485,000 Nataliya Karash
    Yuriy Mergold
    Unit 1CD - - - - - - Jan 6, 2010 $398,000 Jean Elizabeth Dommermuth
    Unit 2CA - - - - - - Dec 1, 2009 $650,000 Peter W Emmerson
    Unit 2CC - - - - - - Oct 12, 2009 $305,000 Ezra Seltzer
    Unit 10DC - - - - - - Aug 11, 2009 $450,000 Amy Hwang
    Jasper Hwang
    Unit 11CC - - - - - - Jan 16, 2009 $499,000 Mary K Doran
    Unit 8D - - - - - - Dec 22, 2008 $4,875,000 Carolyn Ferrara
    Joseph Ferrara
    Unit 9BA - - - - - - Aug 14, 2008 $899,000 Anna May Feige
    Timothy E Feige
    Unit 11B - - - - - - Aug 6, 2008 $899,000 Heather S Mercer
    Unit 10CA - - - - - - Apr 16, 2008 $1,635,500 Lee F Lanier
    Luis Lanier
    Unit 2CA - - - - - - Mar 25, 2008 $625,000 John Glad
    Larisa Glad
    Unit 11BC 1 1 600 May 4, 2007 N Schiff-Eisenberg
    Elliman
    $495,000
    $1,227/mo
    Oct 24, 2007
    172 Days
    $475,000
    -4.04%
    Gina Gelb
    Larry Gelb
    Unit 11CD - - - - - - Aug 24, 2007 $580,000 John E Peterson
    Unit 7DA - - - - - - Aug 22, 2007 $520,000 Eiko Engling
    Robert Engling
    Unit 10AA - - - - - - Jun 28, 2007 $1,250,000 Robert L Jaffe
    Jill Klinow Jaffe
    Unit 9AC - - - - - - Jun 25, 2007 $635,000 Charles S Eisen
    Jacqueline Pletcher
    Unit 9DA - - - - - - Jun 25, 2007 $1,350,000 Steven Kherkher
    Unit 3C - - - - - - May 1, 2007 $2,525,000 Benjamin T Breen
    Sally A Rowe
    Unit 9DC - - - - - - Apr 16, 2007 $670,000 Jeffrey D Parker
    Lisa J Parker
    Unit 9DB - - - - - - Mar 20, 2007 $750,000 Paige A Rakolta
    Terry Rakolta
    Unit 5DA 1 1 - Jun 16, 2006 Pamela D' Arc
    Stribling & Associates
    $875,000
    $1,198/mo
    Aug 23, 2006
    67 Days
    $837,500
    -4.29%
    Lincoln Boehm
    Suzan Boehm
    Unit 9AB - - - - - - Jul 27, 2006 $700,000 Andrew Pesky
    Elaine Pesky
    Unit - - - - - - - Jun 19, 2006 - Broadway Trio Llc
    Unit 7BC - - - - - - Jun 9, 2006 $86,710 Gerald Allen
    Patricia Haegele
    Unit 11CB - - - - - - Apr 27, 2006 $299,000 Norma V Rosenberg
    Unit 4A - - - - - - Feb 27, 2006 $1,275,000 Douglas Baxter
    Unit 3B - - - - - - Jan 13, 2006 $3,600,000 Martha Crowninshield
    Unit 7DD - - - - - - Aug 17, 2005 $700,000 Caren F Lobo
    Richard M Lobo
    Unit 3DC - - - - - - May 2, 2005 $559,000 Scott Coates
    Unit 7BL - - - - - - Apr 18, 2005 $415,000 Gary Graffman
    Naomi Graffman
    Unit 11B - - - - - - Mar 11, 2005 $445,000 Anna May Feige
    Timothy Feige
    Unit 8C - - - - - - Jan 21, 2005 $2,750,000 Deborah B Barr
    Unit 10DC - - - - - - Jan 13, 2005 $475,000 Michael Sall

    Apartments for Sale at 205 West 57th Street

    UnitBrBaft²ListedListing AgentAskingPrice/ft² Common Charges Floorplans
    Unit 10DD 1 1 0 Feb 9, 2021 Leslie Hirsch
    Compass
    $1,249,000 - $2,409/mo

    Apartments for Rent at 205 West 57th Street

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    Located 205 West 57th Street, Theater District, 205 West 57th Street was first built in 1900 and is 121 years old. There are a total of 15 floors in 205 West 57th Street, but good news, residents have access to 1 elevators. There are 86 closings on record since January 13, 2005, of which we have matching data for 20 listings. In the past 3 years, a listing in this building will typically remain on the market for about 173 days and tend to sell below the original asking price of $871,000 by -3.80%. Overall, the median closing price per square foot at 205 West 57th Street is $1,044. In recent years, the longest days-on-market transaction was unit 10CB, listed on September 9, 2014 for $1,500,000. This particular unit ultimately sold 330 days later for $1,176,090.The most recently closed transaction was unit 11DB, which sold for $599,000 on February 17, 2021.

    There are currently a total of 1 active listings. A breakdown of active listings shows 1 one-bedroom listing for sale.

    Last but not least, there are many great amenities and features for residents in the building. You can expect to be greeted by a doorman which means any packages you mail home will also be taken care of! Conveniently, the building has laundry machines. Best yet, washer and dryers are allowed in each unit. Love to bike? Store your bike in the building's bike storage rather than your own apartment.