Co-op pick of the week

This Hell's Kitchen loft has high ceilings that you can make even higher

By Mimi O'Connor | May 7, 2018 - 12:00PM 

The listing describes the 42nd Street apartment as "quiet."


Located in the Hell's Kitchen building The Armory, this two-bedroom loft co-op offers almost 1,200 square feet in which to spread out. Listed for $985,000, 529 W. 42nd St. #6L has nine-foot, four-inch ceilings that can be exposed to gain three more feet overhead. 

The prewar apartment has parquet floors, northern and western exposures, closet space, and expansive built-in bookcases. 

The second bedroom can't legally be called a bedroom because it doesn't have a window of its own, but glass-paneled double doors open onto an office with a big wall of windows.

The dining room also lacks a window of its own, a problem the current owners have tackled with elaborate lighting.

The kitchen is simple, with clean, solid-looking tile.

The other bedroom has a less wide but still respectably sized window.

The full layout is here.

The building's hallways and lobby were recently redone.

Maintenance is $1,964 a month, and there is an assessment of $84.13 through December. 

The building has a live-in super, laundry on every floor, and bike storage. The building allows co-purchasing, gifts, guarantors, and has liberal subletting rules. Pets and pieds-a-terre are allowed. 

Located between 10th and 11th avenues, the building is closest to the A, C, and E at Port Authority, and the 1,2,3 at Times Square. 

In addition to the activity of Times Square and Eighth Avenue, the building is down the street from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, and the development of Hudson Yards to the south will bring more businesses, amenities, and people to the area. The listing describes the apartment as quiet, but Hell's Kitchen does have a fair share of truck traffic, bringing noise and pollution.



Mimi O'Connor

Contributing Writer

Mimi O’Connor has written about New York City real estate for publications that include Brick Underground, Refinery29, and Thrillist. She is the recipient of two awards from the National Association of Real Estate Editors for interior design and service journalism. Her writing on New York City, parenting, events, and culture has also appeared in Parents, Red Tricycle, BizBash, and Time Out New York.

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