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211 East 51st Street Unveils Totally Renovated Penthouse

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Event: The re-unveiling of Penthouse B at 211 East 51st Street
In the House: Lots of CORE brokers, the ever-present Selling New York camera crew, and some downstairs neighbors eager for a closer look.
Dress code: Broker chic
Menu: We saw glasses and folks busy in the kitchen, but managed to miss all the actual nibbles.
Overheard: Lots of chatter about what the penthouse used to look like vs. what it looks like now.
What We Saw: The $6.495 million penthouse?our amateur photos in the gallery above. The people-free listing photos are here; last night, that TV was showing an ocean scene.
The Skinny: This penthouse has been on and off the market since 2008, when it first showed up asking $4.5 million. So what's changed? Everything, actually! The 3,175-square-foot duplex has been completely reconfigured. We pulled the old floorplan from StreetEasy to compare (click to expand):

Here's the new floorplan:

· Listing: 211 East 51st Street PH-B [CORE]
· 211 East 51st Street coverage [Curbed]

211 East 51st Street

211 East 51st Street, New York, NY