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Privately Owned Public Space

Privately Owned Public SpacesCurrent Public Plaza Standards History
2007 Text Amendment 2009 Follow-up Text Amendment Inventory

  Note:

These pages present Privately Owned Public Spaces as they were described in Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000. These pages are not regularly updated and do not describe all Privately Owned Public Spaces as they exist today.


privately owned public space: East Midtown Manhattan CD 6
Maps:
The maps, below, show privately owned public spaces in Manhattan CD 6 using the classes defined at the right. Selecting a public space on the map will link to the entry in the Table with a fuller description of the public space. Tagged addresses on the map may have additional spaces classified as hiatus, circulation or marginal.
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The classifications attributed to each space are taken directly from Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000.

east midtown - manhattan community district 6 north

east midtown - manhattan community district 6 south map

PRIVATELY OWNED PUBLIC SPACE - Classifications are defined below.
Select a "Destination" Public Space from the table for a more detailed profile.

EAST MIDTOWN                              Manhattan District 6
ID Building Address Building Name Public Space Classification
149 201 East 17th Street Park Towers Medical Plaza Plaza Marginal
150 353 East 17th Street Gilman Hall Plaza Marginal
151 200 East 24th Street Crystal House Plaza Marginal
152 240 East 27th Street Parc East Tower Apartments Mini-Park Neighborhood
      Public Open Area Marginal
153 155 East 29th Street Biltmore Plaza Plaza Marginal
154 155 East 31st Street Windsor Court Residential Plaza Hiatus
155 200 East 32nd Street Future Residential Plaza Neighborhood
156 200 East 33rd Street Laurence Tower Plaza Marginal
157 300 East 34th Street   Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
158 166 East 34th Street   Plaza Marginal
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159 150 East 34th Street Dumont Plaza Residential Plaza Neighborhood
160 243 Lexington Avenue   Residential Plaza Hiatus
161 115 East 34th Street Murray Hill Plaza Marginal
162 132 East 35th Street Murray Hill House Plaza Marginal
163 401 East 34th Street Rivergate Residential Plaza Neighborhood
164 630 First Avenue Manhattan Place Residential Plaza Neighborhood
165 137 East 36th Street Carlton Regency Plaza Marginal
166 285 Lexington Avenue Carlton Regency North Variance Arcade Marginal
167 560 Third Avenue Murray Hill Mews Plaza Neighborhood
168 240 East 38th Street   Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Hiatus
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169 311 East 38th Street Whitney Residential Plaza Hiatus
170 330 East 39th Street New York Tower Plaza Marginal
171 330 East 38th Street Corinthian Residential Plaza Neighborhood
172 728 Second Avenue Churchill Plaza Marginal
173 250 East 40th Street Highpoint Residential Plaza Neighborhood
174 222 East 39th Street Eastgate Tower Plaza Hiatus
175 600 Third Avenue   Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Hiatus
176 622 Third Avenue Grand Central Plaza Arcade undergoing alteration
      Plaza undergoing alteration
      Landscaped Terrace undergoing alteration
      Through Block Arcade undergoing alteration
      Urban Plaza undergoing alteration
177 235 East 40th Street Vanderbilt Residential Plaza Neighborhood
178 245 East 40th Street Marlborough Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
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179 212 East 42nd Street New York Helmsley Hotel Urban Plaza Hiatus
180 201 East 42nd Street   Plaza Marginal
181 425 Lexington Avenue   Urban Plaza Neighborhood
182 140 East 45th Street Two Grand Central Tower Arcade Marginal
      Sidewalk Widening Marginal
      Urban Plaza Hiatus
183 685 Third Avenue   Augmented Sidewalk Marginal
      Vest Pocket Park Neighborhood
184 303 East 43rd Street International Plaza Residential Plaza Hiatus
185 3 United Nations Plaza UNICEF House Urban Plaza Neighborhood
186 333 East 45th Street Lausanne Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
187 320 East 46th Street Belmont Residential Plaza Hiatus
188 301 East 45th Street Delegate Plaza Marginal
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189 866 Second Avenue Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Arcade Marginal
190 240 East 47th Street Dag Hammarskjold Tower Non-Bonused Public Open Space Circulation
      Residential Plaza Neighborhood
191 212 East 47th Street L'Ecole Plaza Marginal
192 747 Third Avenue   Plaza Hiatus
193 885 Second Avenue 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza Additional Plaza Hiatus
      Plaza Hiatus
194 845 First Avenue Trump World Tower Residential Plaza under construction
195 100 United Nations Plaza/871 United Nations Plaza   Residential Plaza Neighborhood
196 309 East 48th Street Libya House Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
197 767 Third Avenue   Arcade Circulation
      Urban Plaza Neighborhood
198 777 Third Avenue   Arcade Hiatus
   
Plaza Hiatus
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199 780 Third Avenue   Sidewalk Widening Circulation
      Urban Plaza Hiatus
200 141 East 48th Street Cosmopolitan Urban Plaza Marginal
201 800 Third Avenue   Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Circulation
202 805 Third Avenue Crystal Pavilion Covered Pedestrian Space Neighborhood
203 255 East 49th Street Sterling Plaza Residential Plaza Neighborhood
204 825 Third Avenue   Plaza Marginal
205 599 Lexington Avenue   Open Space and Sidewalk widenings Circulation
206 153 East 53rd Street Citigroup Center Covered Pedestrian Space Destination
      Open Air Concourse Hiatus
      Plaza Circulation
      Through Block Arcade Circulation
207 875 Third Avenue   Arcade Marginal
      Covered Pedestrian Space Neighborhood
      Open Space Hiatus
      Public Circulation Space Circulation
208 885 Third Avenue   Pedestrian Circulation Space Circulation
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209 300 East 54th Street Connaught Tower Park Neighborhood
      Plaza Marginal
210 400 East 54th Street Revere Plaza Marginal
211 420 East 54th Street River Tower Residential Plaza Neighborhood
212 429 East 52nd Street Rivercourt Plaza Hiatus
213 415 East 54th Street St. James Tower Residential Plaza Neighborhood
214 245 East 54th Street Brevard Plaza Marginal
      Residential Plaza Neighborhood
215 909 Third Avenue   Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
216 900 Third Avenue   Sidewalk Widening Circulation
217 919 Third Avenue   Plaza Marginal
218 400 East 56th Street Plaza 400 Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Marginal
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219 360 East 57th Street Morrison Plaza Hiatus
220 950 Third Avenue   Plaza Marginal
221 150 East 58th Street Architects and Designers Plaza Marginal
222 300 East 59th Street Landmark Arcade Marginal
      Plaza Hiatus
223 410 East 58th Street New Yorker East Plaza Marginal
224 425 East 58th Street Sovereign Park Hiatus
      Plaza Hiatus
225 418 East 59th Street Grand Sutton Residential Plaza Hiatus

New York City's Privately Owned Public Spaces
Classifications

The classifications attributed to each space and the definitions of the classifications listed below are taken directly from Privately Owned Public Space: The New York City Experience, by Jerold S. Kayden, The New York City Department of City Planning, and the Municipal Art Society of New York, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
Destination space is high-quality public space that attracts employees, residents, and visitors from outside, as well as from, the space's immediate neighborhood. Users socialize, eat, shop, view art, or attend a programmed event, although they may also visit the space for sedentary, individual activities of reading and relaxing. The design supports a broad audience: spaces are usually sizable, well proportioned, brightly lit if indoors, aesthetically interesting, and constructed with first-class materials. Amenities are varied and frequently include some combination of food service, artwork, programmatic activities, restrooms, retail frontage, and water features, as well as seating, tables, trees, and other plantings. From time to time, a single amenity like a museum will be so compelling that it alone transforms the space into a destination space.
Neighborhood space is high-quality public space that draws residents and employees from the immediate neighborhood, including the host building and surrounding buildings within a three-block radius. Users go to neighborhood space for such activities as group socializing, taking care of children, and individual reading and relaxing. Neighborhood spaces are generally smaller that destination spaces, are strongly linked with the adjacent street and host building, are oriented toward sunlight, are made with good construction materials, and are carefully maintained. Amenities typically include seating, tables, drinking fountains, water features, planting, and trees, but not food service and programmatic uses sometimes found at destination spaces.
Hiatus space is public space that accommodates the passing user for a brief stop, but never attracts neighborhood or destination space use. Usually next to the public sidewalk and small in size, such spaces are characterized by design attributes geared to their modest function, and include such basic functional amenities as seating. Hiatus spaces range from high to low quality in terms of design, amenities, and/or aesthetic appeal.
Circulation space is public space that materially improves the pedestrian's experience of moving through the city. Its principal purpose is to enable pedestrians to move faster from point A to point B, and/or to make the journey more comfortable by providing weather protection for a significant stretch. Circulation space is sometimes uncovered, sometimes covered, and sometimes fully enclosed. It is often one link in a multiblock chain of spaces. Size, location, and proportion all support its principal mission. Functional amenities that provide a reason to linger are not taken into account when classifying a space as a circulation space.
Marginal space is public space that, lacking satisfactory levels of design, amenities, or aesthetic appeal deters members of the public from using the space for any purpose. Such spaces usually have one or more of the following characteristics: barren expanses or strips of concrete or terrazzo, elevations above or below the public sidewalk, inhospitable microclimates characterized by shade or wind, no functional amenities, spiked railings on otherwise suitable surfaces, dead or dying landscaping, poor maintenance, drop-off driveways, and no measurable public use.

Privately Owned Public Space:
Introduction
Downtown -- Manhattan District 1
Greenwich Village -- Manhattan District 2
Clinton and the Upper West Side -- Manhattan Districts 4 & 7
Central Midtown -- Manhattan District 5
East Midtown -- Manhattan District 6
Upper East Side -- Manhattan Districts 8 & 11
Downtown Brooklyn -- Brooklyn District 2
Long Island City -- Queens District 2

225: 418 East 59th Street - Grand Sutton 224: 425 East 58th Street - Sovereign 223: 410 East 58th Street - New Yorker East 222: 300 East 59th Street - Landmark 221: 150 East 58th Street - Architects and Designers 220: 950 Third Avenue 219: 360 East 57th Street - Morrison 218: 400 East 56th Street - Plaza 400 217: 919 Third Avenue 216: 900 Third Avenue 215: 909 Third Avenue 214: 245 East 54th Street - Brevard 213: 415 East 54th Street - St. James Tower 212: 429 East 52nd Street - Rivercourt 211: 420 East 54th Street - River Tower 210: 400 East 54th Street - Revere 209: 300 East 54th Street - Connaught Tower 208: 885 Third Avenue 207: 875 Third Avenue 206: 153 East 53rd Street - Citigroup Center 205: 599 Lexington Avenue 204: 825 Third Avenue 203: 255 East 49th Street - Sterling Plaza 202: 805 Third Avenue - Crystal Pavilion 201: 800 Third Avenue 200: 141 East 48th Street - Cosmopolitan 199: 780 Third Avenue 198: 777 Third Avenue 197: 767 Third Avenue 196: 309 East 48th Street - Libya House 195: 100 United Nations Plaza/871 United Nations Plaza 194: 845 First Avenue - Trump World Tower 193: 885 Second Avenue - 1 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 192: 747 Third Avenue 191: 212 East 47th Street - L 'Ecole 190: 240 East 47th Street - Dag Hammarskjold Tower 189: 866 Second Avenue - Dag Hammarskjold Plaza 188: 301 East 45th Street - Delegate 187: 320 East 46th Street - Belmont 186: 333 East 45th Street - Lausanne 185: 3 United Nations Plaza - UNICEF House 184: 303 East 43rd Street - International Plaza 183: 685 Third Avenue 182: 140 East 45th Street - Two Grand Central Tower 181: 425 Lexington Avenue 180: 201 East 42nd Street 179: 212 East 42nd Street - New York Helmsley Hotel 178: 245 East 40th Street - Marlborough 177: 235 East 40th Street - Vanderbilt 176: 622 Third Avenue - Grand Central Plaza 175: 600 Third Avenue 174: 222 East 39th Street - Eastgate Tower 173: 250 East 40th Street - Highpoint 172: 728 Second Avenue - Churchill 171: 330 East 38th Street - Corinthian 170: 330 East 39th Street - New York Tower 169: 311 East 38th Street - Whitney 168: 240 East 38th Street 167: 560 Third Avenue - Murray Hill Mews 166: 285 Lexington Avenue - Carlton Regency North 165: 137 East 36th Street - Carlton Regency North 164: 630 First Avenue - Manhattan Place 163: 401 East 34th Street -  Rivergate 162: 132 East 35th Street - Murray Hill House 161: 115 East 34th Street - Murray Hill 160: 243 Lexington Avenue 159: 150 East 34th Street - Dumont Plaza 158: 166 East 34th Street 157: 300 East 34th Street 156: 200 East 32nd Street - Laurence Tower 155: 200 East 32nd Street - Future 154: 155 East 31st Street Windsor Court 153: 155 East 29th Street - Biltmore Plaza 152: 240 East 27th Street - Parc East Tower Apartments 151: 200 Eas 24th Street - Crystal House 150: 353 East 17th Street - Gilman Hall 149: 201 East 17th Street - Park Towers Medical Plaza
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