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  • The Bentley Condominium - 159 East 30th Street

A Bentley at the Bentley Condominium

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The Bentley Condominium, located at 159 East 30th Street in the Kips Bay/Murray Hill was a pioneering boutique development in 1988 unlike any other. At a time when Midtown East, including parts of third avenue were home to brothels, crime and unwanted scenes, this project was erected to serve as a groundbreaking luxury residence in an area that was still on the cusp of emerging growth.

Originally a shuttered School, the parcel was purchased in the mid 1980’s from large development Company, Tischman Speyer, and developed into 50 boutique Condominium residences.

After two years of development, sales at the Bentley Condominium commenced in 1988. To boost sales and property interest, Gramercy Construction & Management Corporation, collaborated with local Bentley car dealerships to drive prospective purchasers around in pristine Bentley continental sedan models.

Thirty years later, this Luxury property still sets the benchmark for boutique Condominium residences in the neighborhood. With unparalleled wrap-around windows, select full-floor residences and a prime corner location on third avenue, demand for this property is always in-effect.

The emergence of restaurant row on 30th Street and eateries such as Rubys, Norma, Hummus Kitchen, Banc Cafe and others have been a boon for the neighborhood.

With Trader Joes, Bed Bath & Beyond, Target and more around the corner, there is never a shortage of activities in the area. Grand Central Terminal and the Harlem River Drive are only a short distance away creating an east commute to and from the City.

The Bentley Condominium

  • 24/7 Doorman
  • A European boutique feel
  • Charming red brick exterior
  • Luxury residences
  • Wraparound windows
  • Dual external stairwells


While turnover in the Bentley Condominium is rare, occasionally full floor residences and one bedroom units do list for sale. During the past several years, development in this neighborhood has exploded. There are at least a dozen new developments in this area with strong demand from a multitude of buyers and renters.

Looking back, the Bentley Condominium was one of the first premier residential buildings in this area at a time when others simply weren’t ready to gamble on this location.

For more information on the Manhattan marketplace, exclusive buyers representation for the Bentley Condominium or simply a chat over coffee regarding real estate, please contact me. As always, I will buy you a cup of coffee.


By |2022-01-21T14:08:51-05:00November 21st, 2021|Real Estate News|