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Building: The Hit Factory

421 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019

27 units6 storiesBuilt in 1928
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One of the best-known recording studios of all time – a legendary place and state of mind known as The Hit Factory – lives on following its transformation into an all new, state-of-the-art 27 unit residential condominium. With all but two of its spacious and contemporary loft residences sold and occupied, the Hit Factory is one of Manhattan’s most successful new developments.

In its day, bands and engineers jockeyed to record tracks and mix albums in its luxurious cutting-edge studios, earning The Hit Factory a world-wide reputation for producing landmark music and platinum sales. The procession of famous music artists who came through its doors comprises true rock royalty – The Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, Madonna, U2 and Mariah Carey. In 1994, The Hit Factory made recording history when 41 Grammy nominations were awarded to songs that were recorded, mastered or mixed on the state of the art equipment for which the Hit Factory became internationally famous.

Today, The Hit Factory is one of Manhattan’s most successful new residential buildings – one whose design embraces the studio’s musical past and future. The Hit Factory’s 27 contemporary condominium loft residences, including 6 penthouse duplexes, are located on 5 of the building’s 7 floors. Each unit is as cutting edge and luxurious in its amenities and finishes as the studio once was with its high-tech recording equipment.

Just minutes from Central Park, Columbus Circle, Times Square and the Hudson River, The Hit Factory is located in the heart of the edgy area known as “Hell’s Kitchen”. A separate neighborhood with its own identity, Hell’s Kitchen, or Clinton, is a pocket of old New York in the middle of bustling Manhattan – and yet it remains home to several nearby television and music studios.


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Building Facts

Facts 27 units6 storiesBuilt in 1928
Building Class RM
District Community District 104City Council District 3Police Precinct 18
Floorplans 85 floorplans available
Documents and Permits 3 documents and permits
Discussions 1 discussion
Sales Listings 2 active sales ($1,263 per ft² avg, $2,147,000 avg price)
58 previous sales ($1,232 per ft² avg, $2,437,431 avg price)
Rentals Listings 2 active rentals ($6,100 avg price)
26 previous rentals ($67 per ft² avg, $13,433 avg price)
Architect: Arpad Baska Architect
Interiors: Joanna Frank




  • C E at 50th St 0.34 miles
  • A C B D 1 at 59th St-Columbus Circle 0.4 miles
  • 1 at 50th St 0.42 miles
  • N Q R W at 57th St 0.43 miles
  • B D E at 7th Av 0.44 miles
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District 2 - Schools zoned for this address:
P.S. 111 Adolph S. Ochs (PK,0K,01,02,03,04,05,SE)
M.S. 297 (06,SE)
Disclaimer: School attendance zone boundaries are not guaranteed to be accurate – they are provided by a third party and subject to change. Check with the applicable school district prior to making a decision based on these boundaries.

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