960 Fifth Avenue

At The Northeast Corner of 77th Street

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960 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 95, based on:

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960 Fifth Avenue

Nearby Subway Stations

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    • 77th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.28 miles)
     
   

Info & Ratings - Overview

Building Summary

  • 1927Year Built
  • 19Apartments
  • 15Floors

Overview

One of New York's most prestigious addresses, 960 Fifth Avenue is noted for its grand apartments, most of which have different layouts, its quite lavish restaurant for the residents, the Georgian Suite, with its own entrance at 1A East 77th Street, and its large cast-iron marquee that hovers over a conventional canvas canopy.

It was cited as one of the city's 'A-plus' buildings "that signify that you are wealthy and social, that you have made it to the pinnacle of what many consider world society," observed Monique P. Yazigi in an November 23, 1997 article in The New York Times.

The article said that most residents in the building "are worth over $100 million" and that apartments cost about $15 million.

In the mid-1970's, at the bottom of the city's flirtation with bankruptcy, the large duplex maisonette apartment with its own entrance on the avenue was offered for about $160,000!

The building was designed by Warren & Wetmore, one of the main architectural firms that designed Grand Central Terminal, and Rosario Candela, an architect who specialized in luxury apartment buildings.

In 1923, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that a prior 75-foot-high restriction along Park Lane (Fifth Avenue along Central Park) could be increased to 150 feet and "Millionaires' Row" of sumptuous mansions quickly gave way to luxury apartment buildings.

"No loss was viewed in retrospect to have been greater than that of Senator William Clark's 121-room pile at...

Carter Horsley's Review of 960 Fifth Avenue

Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Prime location
  • Magnificent, large apartments
  • Restaurant
  • Great views
  • Doorman

Cons

  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • No garage

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#12 Most viewed co-op in Upper East Side (past 30 days).

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