With a superb location along a beautiful, well-maintained street lined by mature trees and the entrance to Ruppert Park just steps away, 246 East 90th Street is one unforgettable apartment building. Countless conveniences, dining options, and service locations are within one block of this Yorkville neighborhood location, as is access to the M15 Select bus. The 4, 5, and 6 express subway lines are found within a short distance away.
Area Population and Housing Statistics:
Yorkville Upper East Side
Land Area   0.647 sq. miles 2.314 sq. miles
Population 76,833 207,551
Change in # Units(00-10)+1.8% -3.8%
Vacancy Rate (2010) 5.4% 13%
Locating transportation options in the area is a breeze when there are multiple bus stops in the immediate vicinity, as well as access to the subway within a few blocks. If you prefer to catch the M15 Select bus, providing rapid transit from South Ferry to the south, 126th Street to the north and all points between, it is accessed just around the corner on Second Avenue. Ruppert Park provides a peaceful walk and welcome shortcut to the bus stop. The 86th Street subway station is located at the intersection of 86th and Lexington Avenue, just a few blocks southwest and providing service from the 4, 5, 6, and <6> trains, and the long-awaited 2nd Avenue Mass Transit line is currently under construction. FDR Drive is only a couple blocks east, as is the East 90th Street Ferry Terminal.
Certainly a selling point for this location is that quaint Ruppert Park is just across the street. Its one-acre land area was once the site of Ruppert Brewery and is named after Colonel Jacob Ruppert, who had a major role in promoting the New York Yankees and obtaining Babe Ruth for the team. With an interesting layout of two distinct levels, it offers attractions for both children and adults. An entertaining playground and a water fountain for cooling off will keep the kids busy while you take some time for yourself in the shade on one of the many benches, or perhaps on occasion you would prefer to play a game of chess on one of the checkerboard tables.
This incredible location couldn’t be more pedestrian friendly, earning a perfect 100 – a “Walker’s Paradise” – on walkscore.com. Surely Ruppert Park contributes to its very walkable status, but many other features and conveniences in the vicinity help make 246 East 90th Street a fantastic place to live. Examples of destinations located within just one block are a karate studio, dry cleaners, Carnegie Hill Bookstore, a pizza and espresso bar, animal hospital, nail salon, day spa, post office, grocery store, thrift shop, and numerous quality dining and nightlife options. Just two doors away is the historic Roman Catholic Church of Our Lady of Good Counsel, a symmetrically beautiful stone church that recently celebrated its 125th anniversary. Nearby schools include PS 151 Community School, just a tenth of a mile away, Life Sciences Secondary School, and PS 77 Lower Lab school, each about a third of a mile away.
Take one look at this building and you will be home. Its classic cream-colored brick exterior is majestic yet unimposing, with ample windows, many of them featuring attached balconies overlooking the park and beyond to an impressive Upper East Side skyline. Apartments and the building in general are well-maintained, bright, and inviting.
Building Features and Highlights:
- Five-story, walk-up row home style residential building
- 20 units
- Approximately 10,340 square feet
- Built in 1925
- Typical existing apartment features include hardwood flooring, fresh paint, updated light fixtures and ceiling fans, exposed brick, natural gas radiant heat, and usually are one-bedroom units having approximately 450 square feet each
- North and South-facing apartments
- Views of Ruppert Park and Upper East Side landscape
- Street parking available
- Highly walkable street earning a perfect 100 on walkscore.com
You won’t have to venture far for entertainment when living in this excellent section of Upper East Side’s Yorkville. Some activities accessible by taking just a few steps out your front door include:
- Comic Strip Live - 1568 Second Avenue: weekday promotions and great talent on the weekends
- Make – 1566 Second Avenue: arts and crafts studio where you can personalize a ceramic project. Free wine Thursday through Saturdays.
- Lifshitz Gallery – 247 E. 77th Street: featuring antique Rolexes, figurative bronze sculptures, Tiffany-style lamps, and much more
The peacefulness and intimacy of this quiet street and its park leaves nothing to be desired. This is a neighborhood block you will feel good about, and the building at 246 East 90th Street offers an opportunity to be a part of it.