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Building: Charing Cross House

305 East 72nd Street, New York, NY, 10021

Building Description

Charing Cross House, at 305 East 72nd Street, is a luxury full service, 24-hour doorman, postwar coop located in the Lenox Hill section of the Upper East Side on the corner of 2nd Avenue. Built in 1956, the 178-unit residence is comprised of two buildings; a 6-story north building facing East 73rd Street, which is connected by a wide corridor to the 17-story south building facing East 72nd Street, one of the most sought-after streets on the Upper East Side . The entrance to the residence is on East 72nd Street, set back from 2nd Avenue. The lobby, halls and elevators have all been tastefully renovated, well-suiting this Upper East Side residence. The building was named Charing Cross House in honor of Helene Hanff, a long-time resident of the building, and the author of “84, Charing Cross Road”, the delightful, best-selling chronicle of a 20-year transatlantic love affair-by-mail which she wrote while in residence in 1970. The building features private and common storage, a bicycle room, central laundry, and is pet-friendly. It is conveniently located near a multitude of fine restaurants and markets, including Grace’s Marketplace and Citarella’s, as well as many stores and services, including the unique one-stop house wares shop, Gracious Home. It is also close to the East River Promenade, Central Park, and Hunter and Marymount Colleges.

Description provided by Glenn Connolly

Building Amenities

  • Bike Room
  • Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Gym
  • Laundry in Building
  • Green Building
  • Live-in Super
  • Pets Allowed
  • Storage Available

Building facts

Owned by: 305/72 Owners Corp.
Architect: H.I. Feldman
Manager: AKAM Associates

Sales - 3 in contract

3 rooms, 1 bed
1 bath
700 ft²
3 rooms, 1 bed
1 bath
750 ft²
1 bath
450 ft²


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