Better known as The Pierre, most of the building at 2 East 61st Street is owned by the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces company. However, back in 1959, 75 of this luxurious building’s apartments were sold off as co-ops to private owners, allowing people to take up a more permanent residence in this sumptuously decorated and extravagantly palatial hotel.
An accomplished star of film and television, this famous building has made appearances in such wide ranging productions as Scent of a Woman, Mad Men and even CSI New York. Given the building’s fame and grandeur, residents may occasionally find themselves stepping out of the front entrance and directly onto a movie set.
Built in 1929, The Pierre very quickly became an iconic fixture of Manhattan’s famous skyline. With its 43 floors, 2 East 61st Street dominates its immediate surroundings and the southeast gateway to Central Park.
An apartment in The Pierre is perfectly suited to those who have grown to appreciate the finer things in life. Whether it is a stunning view of Central Park you desire, or a highly trained concierge team ready to provide you with anything you may need, 2 East 61st Street has got it.
What’s more, residents of 2 East 61st Street have direct access to the wealth of restaurants and eateries within the building, not to mention all the benefits of having such attractions as Central Park, The Frick Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Madison Avenue almost literally on your doorstep.
Also contained within this handsome building is The Pierre’s famous ballroom, which received extensive refurbishment in 1988 and now acts as a reminder of the glory days of the 1920s and a stunning period counterpoint to the modern décor and layout of the building’s apartments.
With a neighborhood and building as prestigious as this one it is easy to see why this co-operative has some of the most exclusive Upper East Side luxury apartments for sale. This exclusivity can sometimes make getting accepted by the board difficult. It is highly advised you work with an experienced realtor to arrange a showing and to apply on an apartment. Contact Upper East Side Apartments to find the right agent by calling us at (646) 568 7175.