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870 UN Plaza

870 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Co-op in Turtle Bay

96 Units

870 United Nations Plaza is touted as one of Manhattan’s most prestigious addresses. It’s steeped in the cultural and social history of New York, with all of the luxury, comfort and security of contemporary living.

Consisting of two 38-story towers, the plaza was constructed in 1966 and designed with a bronze and glass facade in the Modernist spirit by Wallace Harrison and Max Abramovitz, the lead architects for the United Nations headquarters.

The Orsid Realty-managed buildings boast 48 duplex apartments with contained elevators, and offer stunning one to five bedroom residences, all with gracious layouts, soaring ceiling heights and room-by-room ventilation controls. There are also floor to ceiling windows allowing unobstructed views of New York’s dramatic cityscape — and they open to allow for fresh air.

There are plenty of amenities, too: a 24 hour doorman and full service concierge, laundry facilities, two furnished sun decks, a fully equipped fitness center with pilates rooms, a family oriented playground, adjacent dog park, spacious storage rooms and a contained garage with inside access and in-house valet.

As for nearby schools, the building is zoned for 59 Beekman Hill International at 233 E 56th St. And commuters will benefit from being within walking distance from Grand Central Station and close to the FDR Drive.

From the moment the doors opened in the late 1960’s to the present, 870 and its neighbor — 860 United Nations Plaza — have been home to some of New York’s most prominent figures. For example, the late great newsman Walter Cronkite actually owned three co-ops in 870: a three-bedroom, where he lived; a one-bedroom, where he worked; and a 150-square-foot studio with sweeping views of the East River and its bridges, which he used for guests (h/t New York Times).

His estate has since sold all three.


See the full transaction history for 870 United Nations Plaza below.

Currently For Sale

2 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 9C $1,200,000

Sun Jul 25, 1-3 PM

870 United Nations Plz Unit 9C

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,415 ft²

Listed by Sara Shrager
2 Bed at 120 Riverside Blvd Unit 8C $1,200,000 870 United Nations Plz Unit 8C

2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,250 ft²

Listed by Susan Hirschorn

Building Info

Amenities

  • Garage
  • Fitness Center
  • Laundry in Building
  • Doorman
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Deck
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed
  • Laundry in Unit
  • Bike Storage
  • Courtyard
  • Roofdeck
  • Garden
  • Yes Air Conditioning
  • New Construction
  • Through-wall Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Number of Elevators: 4

Building Policies

  • Cats Allowed
  • Dogs Allowed

Overview

  • Basement Type

    5
  • Gross Building Area

    313,151
  • Lot Size Depth Feet

  • Lot Size Frontage Feet

    2
  • Year Built

    1967

General

  • First Altered Year

    2015
  • Building Count

    1
  • Floor Count

    6
  • Total Unit Count

    96
  • Building Frontage

    165
  • Building Depth

    420
  • Lot Area Sqft

    88,357

Unit Count


    Building Floor Area

    • Residential Building Floor Area

      0.00
    • Commercial Building Floor Area

      306,250
    • Office Building Floor Area

      252
    • Garage Building Floor Area

      41,482
    • Factory Building Floor Area

      0.00
    • Retail Building Floor Area

      12,767
    • Storage Building Floor Area

      0.00
    • Other Building Floor Area

      0.00

    Floor Area Ratios

    • Built Floor Area Ratio

      3.54
    • Residential Floor Area Ratio

      10.00
    • Commercial Floor Area Ratio

      10.00
    • Facilities Floor Area Ratio

      10.00

    Building

    • Building Type

      RC
    • Lot Type

    • Irregular Lot Code

      Y
    • Land Use

      05
    • Proximity Code

      1
    • Easements

      1

    Ownership


      Neighborhood

      • School District

        02
      • Community District

        106
      • City Council District

        4
      • Police Precinct

        17
      • Fire Company

        L002
      • Health Area

        5000
      • Sanitation District Borough

        3

      Zoning

      • Zoning

        C5-2
      • Split Boundary Zone Indicator

        N

      Geography

      • Full Street Address

        866 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA
      • Zip Code

        10017
      • Borough Name

        MN
      • Borough Code

        1
      • Block

        1360
      • Lot

        7501
      • Borough Block Lot

        1013607501
      • Condominium Number

        2692

      Valuation

      • Assessed Land Value

        $10,665,007
      • Assessed Total Value

        $68,901,421
      • Exempt Land Value

        $1,738,023
      • Exempt Total Value

        $11,295,266

      Neighborhood

      Stats & Trends

      -

      Median Asking

      -

      Above Asking

      -

      Sale Price/ft²

      -

      Days on Market

      Transportation

      E

      6

      M

      at Lexington Av-53rd St 0.40 mi | 10 min walk

      4

      5

      6

      S

      at Grand Central-42nd St 0.54 mi | 13 min walk

      4

      5

      6

      N

      Q

      R

      at 59th St 0.71 mi | 17 min walk

      E

      M

      at 5th Av-53rd St 0.73 mi | 18 min walk

      F

      at Roosevelt Island 0.80 mi | 19 min walk

      Schools

      School Type Grades Distance
      Ps 59 Beekman Hill International Elementary PK to 5 0.49 mi
      Jhs 104 Simon Baruch Middle School 6 to 8 1.38 mi
      Professional Performing Arts High School High School 6 to 12 1.35 mi
      Eagle Academy for Young Men of Harlem Secondary School 6 to 11 4.59 mi
      River East Elementary Elementary PK to 5 3.65 mi
      Bilingual Bicultural School (the) Elementary PK to 5 3.07 mi
      Tag Young Scholars Elementary KG to 8 3.05 mi
      Central Park East I Elementary PK to 5 3 mi
      Anderson School (the) Elementary KG to 8 2.09 mi
      Unity Center for Urban Technologies High School 9 to 12 0.91 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

      Jun 30, 2021

      Unit 9C - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

      $1,200,000

      Price Drop -$150,000 (-11.1%)

      Jun 15, 2021

      Unit 9G - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

      Contract Pending

      Status Change

      Jun 8, 2021

      Unit 9C - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

      $1,350,000

      Price Increase $150,000 (12.5%)

      Jun 8, 2021

      Unit 9C - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

      Back on Market

      Status Change

      Jun 2, 2021

      Unit 8C - 2 Bed | 2 Bath

      Back on Market

      Status Change

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      Units

      Transaction history for 870 United Nations Plaza

      Unit Br Ba ft² Listed Listing Agent Asking
      Common Charges
      Closed Closing Buyer(s)
      Unit 9C 2 2 1,415 Jan 4, 2021 Sara Shrager
      Brown Harris Stevens
      $1,200,000
      $3,227/mo
      Active
      Unit 8C 2 2 1,250 Jan 8, 2020 Susan Hirschorn
      Compass
      $1,200,000
      $3,138/mo
      Active
      Unit 438 - - - - - - Feb 9, 2021 $908,145 Slonim At 866 Unp Llc
      Unit 484 - - - - - - Dec 9, 2020 $1,256,640 St Georges Society Of New York
      Unit 555 - - - - - - Nov 17, 2020 $4,440,420 Desai Sethi Foundation Inc
      Unit 418 - - - - - - Oct 30, 2020 $9,457,280 866 Unp 418 Llc
      Trinity United Holdings Llc
      Unit 525 - - - - - - Jan 7, 2020 $3,866,500 Mobiliarity Inc
      Unit 533 - - - - - - Nov 18, 2019 $6,190,080 Permanemt Mission Of Lebanon To The United Nations
      Unit 222 - - - - - - Oct 31, 2019 $13,928,700 Ministry Of Foreign And European Slovak Republic
      Unit 477 - - - - - - Oct 1, 2019 - Dve 3 Llc
      Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Jul 22, 2019 $59,200,000 The Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia
      Unit 552 - - - - - - Dec 7, 2018 $5,791,340 Desai Sethi Foundation Inc
      Unit 4014 - - - - - - Nov 27, 2018 $1,615,520 4014 Condo Llc
      Unit 495 - - - - - - Sep 6, 2018 $1,344,560 Permanent Mission Of The Union Of The Comoros
      Unit 9D - - - - - - Aug 22, 2018 $845,000 Margaret Rotchford
      Michael Rotchford
      Unit 482 - - - - - - Apr 24, 2018 $3,514,000 Lucis Trust
      Unit 445 - - - - - - Mar 30, 2018 $360,460 Fast Visa Serives Inc
      Unit 480 - - - - - - Mar 2, 2018 $849,956 Accounting Management Inc
      Unit 486 - - - - - - Dec 8, 2017 $7,852,460 Permanent Mission Of Malawi To The United Nations
      Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Mar 30, 2017 $217,500,000 866 Plaza Owner Llc
      Unit 476 - - - - - - Mar 15, 2017 $1,652,150 Perm Mission Of Kyrgyzstan To The United Nations
      Unit 477 - - - - - - Feb 7, 2017 $570,388 Champaign Ventures Llc
      Unit 441 - - - - - - Jan 17, 2017 $2,215,320 Ohyou Inc
      Unit 300 - - - - - - Jan 12, 2017 $18,256,500 Permanent Mission Of The Rep Of Kenya To Un
      Unit 560 - - - - - - Dec 1, 2016 $5,000,000 Chc Management Group Inc
      Unit 566 - - - - - - Dec 1, 2016 $1,193,600 Chc Management Group Inc
      Unit 407 - - - - - - Sep 15, 2016 $652,334 Ibrea Foundation
      Unit 4011 - - - - - - Sep 14, 2016 $4,952,640 Permanent Mission Of The Republic Of Djibouti To
      Unit 249 - - - - - - Sep 12, 2016 $3,807,020 Sbm Condo 249 Llc
      Unit 120 - - - - - - Sep 8, 2016 $12,400,000 National Spiritual Assembly Of The Bahais Of The
      Unit 481 - - - - - - Sep 2, 2016 $364,708 Huajing Group Corp
      Unit 479 - - - - - - Sep 2, 2016 $452,280 Huajing Group Corp
      Unit 585 - - - - - - Aug 25, 2016 $3,115,480 Egyptian Building Fund Authority Ministry Of
      Foreign Affairs Of Egypt
      Unit 586 - - - - - - Aug 25, 2016 $5,291,360 Egyptian Building Fund Authority Ministry Of
      Foreign Affairs Of Egypt
      Unit 4018 - - - - - - Aug 23, 2016 $1,143,130 Military Office Of Angola
      Unit 4019 - - - - - - Aug 23, 2016 $1,955,120 Military Office Of Angola
      Unit 406 - - - - - - Aug 16, 2016 $461,962 Yunlong Zhao
      Unit 406 - - - - - - Aug 16, 2016 - International Strategists Alliance Llc
      Unit 544 - - - - - - Aug 12, 2016 $1,792,240 Vortex North America Inc
      Unit 575 - - - - - - Aug 12, 2016 $1,732,400 Vortex North America Inc
      Unit 436 - - - - - - Aug 11, 2016 $648,584 Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization
      Unit 437 - - - - - - Aug 11, 2016 $648,584 Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual Organization
      Unit 520 - - - - - - Aug 10, 2016 $5,172,660 Government Of Monaco
      Unit 517 - - - - - - Aug 10, 2016 $3,827,340 Government Of Monaco
      Unit 408 - - - - - - Aug 4, 2016 $1,110,000 Ksm Holdings Usa Llc
      Unit 415 - - - - - - Aug 4, 2016 $1,369,000 Ksm Holdings Usa Llc
      Unit 410 - - - - - - Aug 4, 2016 $1,084,000 Ksm Holdings Usa Llc
      Unit 405 - - - - - - Aug 3, 2016 $786,740 Kinetic Solutions Retirement Trust
      Unit MULTIPLE - - - - - - Aug 1, 2016 $12,617,800 866 Un Plaza System Retail Llc
      Unit GU - - - - - - Aug 1, 2016 $17,532,200 866 Un Plaza System Garage Llc

      Apartments for Sale at 870 United Nations Plaza

      UnitBrBaft²ListedListing AgentAskingPrice/ft² Common Charges Floorplans
      Unit 9C 2 2 1,415 Jan 4, 2021 Sara Shrager
      Brown Harris Stevens
      $1,200,000 $848/ft² $3,227/mo
      Unit 8C 2 2 1,250 Jan 8, 2020 Susan Hirschorn
      Compass
      $1,200,000 $960/ft² $3,138/mo

      Apartments for Rent at 870 United Nations Plaza

      UnitBrBaft²ListedListing AgentAskingPrice/ft²Floorplans

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      More about 870 United Nations Plaza

      Located in Turtle Bay, 870 United Nations Plaza was first built in 1967 and is 54 years old. There are a total of 6 floors in 870 United Nations Plaza, but good news, residents have access to 4 elevators. There are 48 closings on record since January 1, 1970. The most recently closed transaction was unit 438, which sold for $908,145 on February 9, 2021.

      There are currently a total of 2 active listings. A breakdown of active listings shows 2 two-bedroom listings for sale. Unit 9C is currently the lowest priced apartment in the building, with an asking price of $1,200,000. At the high end, unit 9C has 2 bedrooms and an asking price of $1,200,000.

      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. For those who love to work out, there is a fitness center. Love to bike? Store your bike in the building's bike storage rather than your own apartment. If you drive, rest assured! The building has its own garage, which would come in super-handy! The closest transportation nearby is the Lexington Av-53rd St E line.