410 East 58th Street

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Although the tiny plaza space located in front of the building on the south side of East 58th Street between Sutton Place South and First Avenue is easy to overlook, it has the virtue of existing as public space. According to available legal documents, additional plaza space takes the form of a narrow finger connecting the public sidewalk on East 57th Street northward to the back of the New Yorker East. However, that space is currently occupied by a single-story, permanent, private entrance structure called a greenhouse. The City and owner have entered into preliminary discussions about the legal basis for this greenhouse. Members of the public should consult the New York City Privately Owned Public Space Database, described more fully in Chapter 4, for updated information about this situation.

Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)
Photo: Kayden et al. (2000)



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2 User Submissions

  1. submitted by: Christopher Consalvo, Manhattan Community Board 6

    During a July 2014 walk through of the space, we observed that the space was under construction, making it difficult to assess. However, we observed the following amenities:

    • Bicycle parking spaces
    • Trees
    • Plants

  2. submitted by: J

    On a site visit on May 4, 2020, I found the narrow hallway (“finger’) on 57th St to be accessible, however upon entering I was stopped short before walking (what I suspect is) the full legal distance of the plaza.