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We have had an absolutely HORRIBLE experience with this building (would give negative stars if I could). As other reviews have stated, do not fall for the bells and whistles in the lobby, because it is an orchestrated facade. We were personally kept without heat FOR OVER A MONTH. The building dismissed our initial concerns for weeks as we lay freezing in our rooms. Then came weeks and weeks of workers in our apartment, essentially invading our privacy, to no avail as the heat was not restored after countless hours of interrupted peace. The building manager ignored our entirely reasonable requests for recompense. Folks at Clipper Equity seemed completely unconcerned with the well-being of their tenants and seemed to only care about no having to grant us any rental credit. In addition, the elevators are horrible and often leave you trapped inside for lengthy periods of time. Management has been too lazy to adequately fix this and instead focuses on the superficial exhibitions of extravagance in the lobby. Next, there is the issue of noise complaints. If you enjoy playing any music - at all - audibly, then be prepared to abandon that habit. The walls are paper thin! Furthermore, the rooftop is not nearly what it is advertised to be. You get kicked out relatively early in the evening, are not allowed to drink any alcohol on it, and it is constantly overcrowded. The valet is also terrible. Do not use their laundry / dry cleaning services unless you are ready to lose clothes. The valet also loses packages, so for anything you have shipped to the building, be prepared for it to get lost. Also, if you have any kids, be prepared to explain to them what New York Dolls is, located across the street (for reference, it is a strip club, so be prepared for young boys and girls to be exposed to extreme objectification of women at an early age). Most bedrooms also have no windows / natural light, which is a lot worse than you might think. It completely throws off your REM cycles and causes many bad nights of sleeping. If this isn't enough, the doorman doesn't even work the door 24 hours a day! If you work late, don't expect the door to be held. Finally, have to say it is one of the most externally ugly buildings in Downtown Manhattan. And there are no balconies. Independence Plaza buildings (80 N Moore St for example) are a much better alternative if you are looking for a place to live in TriBeCa. Cheaper, friendlier, has balconies, awesome doormen who never lose packages, views of the water. Basically everything 50 Murray is not.
Pros: location. It's right on top of Chambers subway stop for A/C/E/2/3. Honestly you can't get anything better than that. All doormen were super nice and helpful. Valet onsite for packages and dry clean. Rooftop. Connected to 53 Park pl building, which was super convenient as well if you have friends or family living in that building.
Cons: location. Because it's right outside subway stop, foot traffic is VERY heavy. Plus PATH station is not far, plus the 911 memorial. We have a dog and walking him before 7pm during the week is always a nightmare. On top of that, one block up is BMCC, adding to the population around here. We lived here for two years, then existing management sold the building to a new management company in 2015. Everything went downhill. First of all, after living here for two years, the new management decided to increase our rent by ~$800 per month, which was outrageous even by New York standard. Secondly, it took them close to 3 months AFTER we moved out to give back our security deposit. Thirdly, the property manager was the most irresponsive person I've ever dealt with. So maybe they remodeled all the apartments, but do your research before you commit. The location is not "heart of TriBeCa". It's on the south and east border of Tribeca, if you google the neighborhood, this building will show up in boundaries of both "TriBeCa" and "FiDi". That didn't stop the management for charging true Tribeca price, but you can get similar amenities at a much neighborhood-y and ideal location if you want to pay the premium.
Incredible place to live! Great personnel and awesome amenities. Love having Equinox attached. Would not want to live anywhere else.