Overview

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

2 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 2CADA $2,895,000 205 W 57th St Unit 2CADA

2 Bed | 2 Bath

Listed by Matthew Mackay
2 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 11BDE $975,000 205 W 57th St Unit 11BDE

2 Bed | 2 Bath

Listed by Cathy Taub
1 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 11BC $450,000 205 W 57th St Unit 11BC

1 Bed | 1 Bath

Listed by Cathy Taub
3 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 1112A $2,400,000 205 W 57th St Unit 1112A

3 Bed | 2.5 Bath

Listed by Cathy Taub
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 Experts

Amanda S. Brainerd Brown Harris Stevens 2 closed deals in this building

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

  • Basement Type

    2
  • Gross Building Area

    167,076
  • Lot Size Depth Feet

    175
  • Lot Size Frontage Feet

    100
  • Year Built

    1900

General

  • First Altered Year

    1989
  • Recent Altered Year

  • Building Count

    1
  • Floor Count

    15
  • Total Unit Count

    119
  • Building Frontage

    92
  • Building Depth

    174
  • 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
  • Office Building Floor Area

  • Garage Building Floor Area

  • Factory Building Floor Area

  • Retail Building Floor Area

    10,000
  • Storage Building Floor Area

  • Other Building Floor Area


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

  • Building Type

    D4
  • Lot Type

    3
  • Irregular Lot Code

    N
  • Land Use

    03
  • Proximity Code

    3
  • Extension Code

  • Easements


Ownership

  • Current Owner's Full Name

    OSBORNE TENANTS CORP

Neighborhood

  • School District

    02
  • Community District

    105
  • City Council District

    4
  • Historic District Name

  • Landmark Name

    INDIVIDUAL LANDMARK
  • Police Precinct

    18
  • Fire Company

    E023
  • Health Area

    4700
  • Health Center District

  • Sanitation District

  • Sanitation District Borough

    1
  • Sanitation Subsection

    2A

Zoning

  • Limited Height District

  • Zoning

    C6-6
  • Special Purpose District 1

    MID
  • Special Purpose District 2

  • Special Purpose District 3

  • Split Boundary Zone Indicator

    Y
  • Zoning Commercial Overlay 1

  • Zoning Commercial Overlay 2

  • Zoning District 2

    C5-3
  • Zoning District 3

  • Zoning District 4


Geography

  • Full Street Address

    205 WEST 57 STREET
  • Zip Code

    10019
  • Borough Name

    MN
  • Borough Code

    1
  • Block

    1029
  • Lot

    27
  • Borough Block Lot

    1010290027
  • Condominium Number


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

3.70%

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

Sep 24, 2021

Unit 4AA - Stu | 1 Bath

Off Market

Status Change

Sep 14, 2021

Unit 2CA2DA - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

Off Market

Status Change

Sep 13, 2021

Unit 2CADA - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

$2,895,000

Listed

Sep 13, 2021

Unit 2CADA - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

Status Change

Sep 7, 2021

Unit 4AA - Stu | 1 Bath

$1,295,000

Price Drop -$100,000 (-7.2%)

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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 2CADA 2 2 0 Sep 13, 2021 Matthew Mackay $2,895,000
$5,181/mo
Active
Unit 11BDE 2 2 0 Feb 21, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$975,000
$3,450/mo
Active
Unit 11BC 1 1 0 Feb 20, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$450,000
$1,519/mo
Active
Unit 1112A 3 2.5 0 Feb 20, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$2,400,000
$6,359/mo
Active
Unit 10DD 1 1 0 Feb 9, 2021 Leslie Hirsch
Compass
$1,249,000
$2,409/mo
Active
Unit ST - - - - - - May 20, 2021 $54,200 Maury Yeston
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 $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 11BC - - - - - - May 11, 2010 $525,000 Heather Sue Mercer
Unit 11BDE - - - - - - May 11, 2010 $1,300,000 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 2CADA 2 2 0 Sep 13, 2021 Matthew Mackay $2,895,000 - $5,181/mo
Unit 11BDE 2 2 0 Feb 21, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$975,000 - $3,450/mo
Unit 11BC 1 1 0 Feb 20, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$450,000 - $1,519/mo
Unit 1112A 3 2.5 0 Feb 20, 2020 Cathy Taub
Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
$2,400,000 - $6,359/mo
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

UnitBrBaft²ListedListing AgentAskingPrice/ft²Floorplans

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Located in 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 87 closings on record since January 1, 1970, 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 -3.70%. 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 ST, which sold for $54,200 on May 20, 2021.

There are currently a total of 5 active listings. A breakdown of active listings shows 2 one-bedroom, 2 two-bedroom, and 1 three-bedroom listings for sale. Unit 11BC is currently the lowest priced apartment in the building, with an asking price of $450,000. At the high end, unit 2CADA has 2 bedrooms and an asking price of $2,895,000.

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. The closest transportation nearby is the 57th St N line.