1 Fifth Avenue

Between Waverly Place & East 8th Street

90

1 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, based on:

Rating Summary

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18
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10
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90
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1 Fifth Avenue

Nearby Subway Stations

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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
  2. 1
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    • Christopher Street (at 7th Ave) (0.35 miles)
     
  3. 2
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    • 6th Av (at 6th Ave and 14th) (0.37 miles)
     
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    • 6th Av (at 6th Ave and 14th) (0.37 miles)
     
  5. B
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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
  6. D
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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
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    • 8th Street (at Broadway and 8th Ave) (0.23 miles)
     
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    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.36 miles)
     
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    R
    • 8th Street (at Broadway and 8th Ave) (0.23 miles)
     
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    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.36 miles)
     
  12. 5
    5
    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.36 miles)
     
  13. 6
    6
    • Astor Place (at 4th Ave and East 8th) (0.32 miles)
     
  14. A
    A
    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
  15. C
    C
    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
  16. E
    E
    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
  17. L
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    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.36 miles)
     
   

Info & Ratings - Overview

Building Summary

  • Building Type: Cooperative
  • Located in Greenwich Village
  • #32 rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #2 rated co-op - Downtown
$1,547
 
0
6 Mo Change
Avg. Price / Ft2 (1 sale in past 12 months)
 
$1,065 Avg. Price / Ft2 (Currently Available Apts)
 
  • One Bedrooms from $799,000 to $4,750,000
    (3 available apts - updated July 28, 2014)
  • 1927Year Built
  • 184Apartments
  • 27Floors

Overview

An isolated skyscraper, a rarity in Manhattan, One Fifth Avenue was one of the first Art Deco towers in the city and it dominates Lower Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village.

Designed in 1927 by Helmle & Corbett with Sugarman & Berger, this is one of city’s premier residential skyscrapers.

Its dark brown masonry and strong verticality make this tall setback tower quite monolithic.

The building, Christopher Gray noted in a 1992 article in The New York Times, "is one of the city’s most illusionistic statements, where flat brickwork is made to appear three-dimensional through false shadow effects." The building that year completed a repair of its façades that gave the building, according to Mr. Gray, "an odd, spotty effect as the new horizontal ranges of brickwork clash with the old vertical detailing that was the basis of the false shadow effects." The four "turret-like corners" have a "false projection—darker vertical bands of brick look like shadows cast against the main wall" and "vertical, paired white and black brick stripes convincingly imitate angled masonry projections rising between the windows," Mr. Gray pointed out.

Harvey Wiley Corbett was a very influential architect of the early skyscraper age and, according to Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin and Thomas Mellins in their book, "New York 1930 Architecture and Urbanism Between The Two World Wars," (Rizzoli, 1987, "succeeded in overthrowing virtually all specific stylistic references in...

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Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Many apartments have excellent views
  • Prime location on Lower Fifth Avenue
  • Elegant entrance
  • Some terraces
  • Original Art Deco skyscraper design
  • Large wood-paneled lobby
  • Close to Washington Square Park
  • Good public transportation

Cons

  • Heavy traffic
  • Noisy location
  • Not many large units

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#62 Most viewed co-op in Manhattan (past 30 days).
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#5 Most viewed co-op in Downtown (past 30 days).

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