865 First Avenue

This extraordinary 17-story apartment building sits in a prime location near the iconic Beekman Place and the United Nations, yet it enjoys the peace and sanctuary of the East River views. An update of a Tudor classic, and erected in 1926, the building has 79 apartments and offers studios, one and two bedroom units. Its design is rather unique with an eclectic arrangement of terracotta detailing in a sophisticated asymmetrical fashion that reflects the whimsical masonry so popular in the 1920’s. The building offers beautiful hard wood floors. pre-war detail and wood burning fireplaces in the upper floor apartments. The excellent cross-town bus service on 49th and 50th Streets and good local shopping make this a very comfortable and convenient neighborhood.

Building Overview

  • Pre-War Condominium
  • Studios, 1, & 2 Bedroom Units
  • Resident Superintendent
  • 24-Hour Attended Lobby
  • Central Laundry Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Near Public Transportation


Louise Phillips Forbes

Halstead Property



We are excited to inform you that Samson Management will be moving soon to our new office at 118-35 Queens Boulevard, Suite 1710, Forest Hills, NY 11375. We anticipate going offline starting noon Thursday January 20th and recommence full operation by Monday January 24th. Our telephone #s, email addresses, and website will remain the same. Please look out for updates as we get closer to our move.
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