For the man credited with building some of New York’s largest civic projects, including the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and the FDR Drive, Robert Moses’s onetime Yorkville home is rather subdued in comparison. The controversial city planner’s former co-op at 1 Gracie Terrace is now on the market for $1.95 million, the New York Post reports.
Polarizing figure that he was, Moses probably found some solace at this building on a cul-de-sac off East End Avenue, with views of the East River. Moses lived at this three-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment from the 1970s—after his influence over New York City had waned considerably—until his death in 1981.
While modest looking, the apartment sure is spacious at 1,600 square feet, and there’s also a large terrace that directly overlooks the East River. The apartment opens up into a small foyer, which then leads to dining and living rooms. The kitchen is on the left, just past the foyer, and comes with granite counters, a Bosch dishwasher, and a Viking range.
The master bedroom is located parallel to the living room and comes with an ensuite bathroom, a walk-in closet, and more views of the East River. The co-op’s other two bedrooms are located across from it. For residents of 1 Gracie Terrace, amenities include a gym, a bike room, a laundry room, and additional storage in the basement. All of that—plus the knowledge of living in the home of one of New York’s most influential (for better or worse) figures—can be yours for just under $2 million.