845 West End Avenue
Corner at 101st Street
Block: 1889 Lot: 55
845 West End Avenue
By Carter B. Horsley
This very handsome, pre-war apartment building was converted from rental to residential condominium apartments in 2010.
The building was designed in 1926 by Schwartz & Gross, one of the most active and distinguished high-rise, residential architectural firms in the early part of the 20th Century.
Cetra/Ruddy was the architect for the conversion for the Sterling American Property Fund IV and the Atlas Capital Group. The fund bought the building in 2008 from Nostra Realty Corporation in July, 2008 for $83 million.
15-story, red-brick building, which is also known as
The building has about 90 two- to four-bedroom apartments and a very large and impressive lobby.
The building has a canopied entrance, a doorman, a children’s playroom, a live-in super, and a bicycle room, but no garage and no roof deck. Apartments have washers and dryers, central air-conditioning, beveled base moldings, crown moldings, Liebherr refrigerators, Bosch appliances, and limestone kitchen counters.
A New York state appeals court handed down a victory to Atlas
Capital and Fred Wilpon's Sterling American Properties, "who challenged a
lower court ruling that blocked an eviction at their 845 West End Avenue
condominium conversion based on the landmark class action victory by tenants at
Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village," according to a January 13, 2010 article by
David Jones at therealdeal.com.
The article said that "Jeffrey Turkel, a partner at
Rosenberg & Estis, representing 845 West End, said that the decision
represents the first time that the state appellate term has reviewed a case
involving tenants trying to get out of a stipulation agreement based on the
Mr. Turkel said that the tenants agreed to vacate 845 West
End Avenue, after consulting with lawyers, fully aware that the Stuy Town case
was on appeal, the article said, noting that the 845 West End case "involved
a couple named Ronald and Gwen Jannelli, who were paying $5,000 a month for a
market-rate apartment until their lease ended in January 2008, when they became
The lower court ruled in favor of the Jannelli family, noting that the building had received J-51 tax benefits and therefore the apartments should have been subject to rent stabilization, but the article said that "the appeals court ruled that the tenants presented no evidence that the new landlord committed fraud or that they entered into the stipulation deal based on some kind of mistake."