The Ventura – 240 East 86th Street

The Ventura is a rental building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The 25-story glass, steel, limestone and brick Upper East Side apartment building offers studio, one and two-bedroom apartments. Each luxury residence includes a gourmet kitchen with icemaker and filtered water, limestone bath with Kohler fixtures, customized closets, carpeted bedrooms and washer/dryer. Some apartments at The Ventura have terraces. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center and landscaped rooftop sun terrace with dining area. The Ventura offers 246 apartments in total, and it’s located just a hop, skip and a jump away from Museum Mile, essential grocery stores, and a variety of boutique eateries.

Units and Pricing

There are currently four available units at The Ventura, one of which is a studio and the other three of which are one bedroom units. The studio is listed at $2,825/month while the one bedroom units range from $3,355 to $3,595. Previous rental units (of which there are 210) ranged from $2,300 to $5,713/month. The average price per square foot at The Ventura is $63.

Features and Amenities

Studio apartments at The Ventura feature gourmet kitchens and limestone baths with Kohler fixtures, as well as blonde parquet floors, customized closets and a washer/dryer.1 bedroom layouts come with gourmet granite kitchens with icemakers and filtered water.  These residences also include limestone baths, carpeted bedrooms, customized closets and washer/dryer. Select residences include high ceilings or walk-in closets. Some apartments have terraces. The largest units at The Ventura are the 2 bedrooms with dining areas. These apartments boast feature windowed kitchens with granite countertops, and gourmet appliances with icemakers and filtered water.  They also include master baths with double vanity, bath tub and separate shower, vast closets and a washer/dryer.

The Ventura offers a health and fitness center, as well as a rooftop sun terrace. Residents can also take advantage of the services available. These include the Related Personal Assistant, move-in coordination, electronic payment, in-home package delivery and more.


The Ventura is located on the Upper East Side, on East 86th Street. 86th Street is a public transit hub; residents at The Ventura will enjoy proximity to the 4,5 and 6 trains, as well as crosstown bus service. The Upper East Side is teaming with bookstores, bakeries, boutiques, gourmet eateries, and bars – your wish is the neighborhood’s command. The Ventura is also located close to Central Park, the largest green space in the city.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

The Ventura doesn’t boast a bevy of amenities, but it’s got the necessarily accouterments of a health club and a rooftop sun deck. The location, in terms of public transportation, can’t be beat. 86th Street is one of the best uptown streets in terms of transit, so living at The Ventura will mean that you can get just about anywhere in New York in under 20 minutes. The neighborhood itself boasts a variety of bars, eateries and boutiques, as well as a proximity to Central Park. The layouts are spacious and the finishes are condo-quality, and this makes up for the lack of fancy amenities  in the building.