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Liberty House, 377 Rector Place

Between South End Avenue & BPC Esplanade   |    Battery Park City

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Key Details

  • Condominium
  • Built in 1986
  • 240 Apartments
  • 27 Floors
$1,392 Avg. Price / Ft2
$69 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $852,375 4
  • 2 BEDS $1,021,813 1
  • Avg. Price based on 5 closings during past 12 months Last updated Aug 21, 2018
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$1,332 Avg. Price / Ft2

Overview

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Liberty House, 377 Rector Place has received a CityRealty Rating of 83, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

26
Out of 44
+
34
Out of 36
+
15
Out of 39
+
8
=
83
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Attractive 4 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but OK 1 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Not Allowed 2 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
None 0 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    One of the larger and more desirable Battery Park City apartment towers, this 26-story building was erected in 1986 by the Milstein Organization.

    The building has 240 condominium apartments most of which face on the Esplanade and the Hudson River.

    Designed by James Stewart Polshek & Partners, this red-brick tower has its main façade angled toward the Statue of Liberty in the harbor and its two street frontages, slightly taller than the center shaft, step down in two setbacks. The top of the central shaft has an attractive decorative ornament symbolic of a lighthouse. The massing is well detailed and maximizes views for this fabulous location. Most of the windows on the central shaft are broader than those on the sites and the overall effect of the plan is quite dramatic. Particularly striking architecturally are the framing of the central shaft with narrow windows at its sides and the extension of the sides slightly above the central shaft.

    The city originally considered very grandiose "megastructure" plans for the development of this enormous landfill project created with earth excavated from the World Trade Center Site. These plans, which were abandoned as too monumental and expensive, called for hexagonal towers all connected at their base in a very bold design.

    The first phase of housing at Battery Park City, Gateway Plaza, a large three-building complex on the south side of the North Cove, was not very exciting, but the second phase, of which this is a part, was far more successful in large part due to design guidelines written by Cooper Eckstut Associates whose esplanade is one of the greatest in the world. The second residential phase sought to combine the park ambiance of a Gramercy Park with a diversity of building types. This building also fronts on Rector Park which was designed by Innocenti-Webel with Vollmer Associates and has sculpture by R. M. Fischer. "As befits the surrounding architecture, centrally placed Rector Park is veddy, veddy propuh, using the finest of materials very carefully detailed. Meant to be looked at, not played in," observed Elliot Willensky and Norval White in their wonderful book, "The A.I.A. Guide to New York City, Third Edition," (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988).

    While the Cooper Eckstut plan has been slightly criticized by some for its Post-Modern style as opposed to more modernistic and stylistically radical approaches it has received virtually unanimous high praise. Despite such acclaim, much of Battery Park remains a great secret from, and surprise for, many New Yorkers.

    With the completion of the enormous World Financial Center, designed by Cesar Pelli for Olympia & York, in the center of Battery Park City the project is undoubtedly one of the world's most spectacular urban environments. Although it has taken many years, the project is finally getting more stores and entertainment facilities and when completed may well be the city's most impressive community.

    Battery Park City is huge and the distance between Stuyvesant High School at the north end and the South Cove Park at the south end, near the new Holocaust Museum, is considerable and as the project fills up with new housing some residents may lose some views but not those on buildings, such as this, along the landscaped Esplanade.

    Although it was planned mostly to serve people who worked in Lower Manhattan, Battery Park City is extremely appealing to anyone who loves the waterfront, great architecture and the history of Manhattan. In pleasant weather, outdoor concerts outside the spectacular Wintergarden at the World Financial Center and in front of the extensive outdoor cafes around the North Cove marina, which caters to large yachts, is without peer. Even Rockefeller Center seems puny in comparison.

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    Nearby Subway Stations

    1. 1
    at Greenwich 0.28 miles
    1. R
    at Trinity Pl 0.31 miles
    1. 4
    2. 5
    at Broadway and Rector 0.36 miles
    1. J
    2. Z
    at Nassau and Cedar 0.43 miles
    1. 2
    2. 3
    3. A
    4. C
    at Broadway 0.44 miles
    1. E
    at Church and Park Pl 0.47 miles

    Carter Horsley's Review

    Liberty House, 377 Rector Place Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "One of the larger and more desirable Battery Park City apartment towers, this 26-story building was erected in 1986 by the Milstein Organization." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Spectacular location on the Esplanade overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
    • Area has interesting parks and a lot of public art
    • Unusual and attractive architecture
    • Concierge
    • Close to the impressive and dramatic World Financial Center
    • Large picture windows
    • Close to Subway
    Cons
    • Access to Lower Manhattan is by large skywalks over the broad highway
    • Construction in area will continue for many years
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    $1,332
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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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    • 119 Available for Sale
    • $1,492 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $1,958,394 Avg. Price
    • $1,180,000 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive The Ritz-Carlton New York Apt PH2C | $10,995,000
      Price / ft2 $2,561
    2. Least Expensive Hudson View West Apt 5F | $525,000
      Price / ft2 $963
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    • 68 Available for Rent
    • $72 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $7,494 Avg. Price
    • $5,450 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive The Ritz-Carlton New York Apt PH2C | $35,000
      Price / ft2 $98
    2. Least Expensive Hudson View East Apt 11F | $2,900
      Price / ft2 $68
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    • 168 Total Sales
    • $1,378 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $1,531,781 Avg. Price
    • $1,228,750 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive Riverhouse - One Rockefeller Park Apt 27AB | $5,625,000
      Price / ft2 $1,815
    2. Least Expensive The Soundings Apt 1K | $450,000
      Price / ft2 $865

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