The Real Deal New York

Here’s the Manhattan apartment farthest from the subway

It's 0.7 miles away from the closest subway entrance

October 12, 2014 03:00PM
By Business Insider

10 Gracie Square

10 Gracie Square

Pratt Institute statistics professor and writer of the I Quant NY blog Ben Wellington combined subway entrance and land use data provided on the NYC government’s open data portal to make a heatmap showing how far away each residential building in Manhattan is from a subway entrance. Green is close to an entrance; red is far:

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10 Gracie Square, indicated on the map, wins the dubious honor of being the Manhattan residential building farthest from a subway entrance. According to Wellington’s calculations, the nearest subway entrance is 0.7 miles away on a straight line path, or 0.8 miles following the street grid. Walking at three miles per hour, 10 Gracie Square is 16 minutes from the subway.

Wellington also pointed out that there isn’t much of a discount on apartments in the building to compensate for the longer commute:

“My favorite part about the finding is that the Penthouse, which I guess is literally the farthest place you can live from the subway due to the longer ride down in the elevator, is currently on the market for $18.9 million, down from $23 million last year.   That’s right, you can pay $18.9 million dollars to have literally the longest walk to the subway in all of Manhattan!”

For more, including a Google document that shows the complete distance ranking for each residential address in the borough, check out Wellington’s post at I Quant NY here.


  • UESeng

    It would actually be 12 Gracie Sq that is the furthest. 11 and 12 Gracie Sq at further East than 10.

    • Tyrannosaurus Rex

      Are 11 & 12 as tall as 10 Gracie Square? (I think Mr. Wellington factored in the elevator ride at building #10 and this may put the PH farther away from the subway “as the crow flies,” as they say.)

  • R.F.

    Sort of funny to presume that someone buying an 18 million dollar penthouse would be concerned with her distance from the subway.

  • Char4Dew

    Hmmm. interesting, however if you are paying 18M for an apartment, I will have to assume, you either have a driver, or take a cab. and that you like being away from the hustle and bustle of the main event.

  • guest

    People paying 18.9 million for an apartment aren’t walking to the subway.

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