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Event: Open house for the two penthouses at 303 East 33rd Street, the Toll Brothers relatively under-the-radar Murray Hill development.
In the House: Bigtime brokers like Richard Cantor of Cantor Pecorella, plus at least half the Toll Brothers payroll (we're guessing)
Menu: Finger foods catered by new Tom Colicchio joint Riverpark, ranging from the curious (strawberries on giant spoons) to expected and delicious (mini sandwiches)
What We Saw: Two penthouse units were open for business: one, a triplex model unit with three bedrooms, a sick deck, and its own brochure is on the market for $4.195 million. A relative bargain at $1,995,000 is #PHA, a two-bedroom that faces north with atrium windows and a sliver of a view onto the East River and Roosevelt Island.
The Skinny: Of the 128 units in the building, only three are still available for purchase, including the two penthouses we scoped on the 12th floor. The building is in the thick of Murray Hill, but set back from Second Avenue enough that it's surprisingly quiet, though we are curious why the triplex penthouse was situated over a busy interior avenue instead of, say, the river.
· 303 East 33rd Street coverage [Curbed]