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2 Fifth Avenue

Between Waverly Place & East 8th Street   |    Greenwich Village

2 Fifth Avenue
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1950
  • 343 Apartments
  • 20 Floors
88

2 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 88, based on:

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Nearby Subway Stations

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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
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    • Christopher Street (at 7th Ave) (0.35 miles)
     
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    • 6th Av (at 6th Ave and 14th) (0.39 miles)
     
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    • 6th Av (at 6th Ave and 14th) (0.39 miles)
     
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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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    • 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) (0.38 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) (0.38 miles)
     
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    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.38 miles)
     
  13. 6
    6
    • Astor Place (at 4th Ave and East 8th) (0.31 miles)
     
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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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    • West 4th Street (at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl) (0.21 miles)
     
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    • Union Square (at Broadway and 14th) (0.38 miles)
     

Overview

This 20-story, 343-unit building, designed by Emery Roth & Sons, occupies a prime residential plot in Greenwich Village just to the north of Washington Square Park at the base of Fifth Avenue.

It stretches from the north edge of Washington Square Park to the area’s "Main Street" - West Eighth Street.

When the project was first announced, it was reported on the front page of The New York Times.

"It was a call to battle. The eleven old Rhinelander brownstones that fronted on Washington Square North and along Fifth Avenue to Eighth Street had been an obvious target for development since the 1920’s, but had occasioned several defaults and the defeat of a thirty-story tower planned by another developer," wrote Tom Schactman in his book, "Skyscraper Dreams, The Great Real Estate Dynasties of New York," (Little, Brown and Company, 1991).

"The Rhinelander buildings contained a church, several clubs, a former stable, and a handful of choice residential apartments, one occupied by an editor of the Herald Tribune who spearheaded a campaign to prevent development. The Tribune editor recruited the Washington Square Association, the Municipal Art Society, the City Planning Commission, and every other group that could express outrage over the idea....Opposition swelled when it was learned the Roses and the Minskoffs had bought nearby sites and made plans that might transform the small-scale residential character of the area," Schactman noted.

On its park frontage, the developer, Samuel...

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Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Post War
  • Central AC
  • Full Service Garage
  • Garden
  • Health Club
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room

Pros

  • Splendid location overlooking Washington Square Park
  • Great views
  • Many balconies
  • Nice landscaping
  • Garage
  • Close to subway
  • Doorman

Cons

  • Many apartments
  • Heavy traffic
  • Tourists
  • No roofdeck

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