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Top 10 Most Prestigious Co-ops, City

Not surprisingly, all the buildings on this list are pre-war and most are limestone- rather than glass-clad and have rusticated bases.  Fifth Avenue beats out Central Park West, four to three, trailed by two Park Avenue buildings and one facing the East River.  These early buildings have true and large "luxury" layouts and they goggled up the great locations early.

#1 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

Yes, Central Park is prettier than the East River, but when you're serving champagne and caviar you don't want your guests worrying about where to hang their furs and raincoats.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $3,500,000 to $18,500,000

#2 - 960 Fifth Avenue

Nothing sets the tone better for making entrances than both a canopy and a marquee.

#3 - 834 Fifth Avenue

Who cares about Rockefellers and Murdochs when you've got seals and penguins across the street ready to hear your woes?


  • One apartment for sale at $96,000,000

#4 - 998 Fifth Avenue

Nothing like large marble panels to enliven a palazzo's facade, eh?


  • One apartment for sale at $27,000,000

#5 - 740 Park Avenue

Nothing flashy here except for the peacock balconies up high....


  • Four apartments currently for sale from $2,300,000 to $29,500,000

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#6 - 720 Park Avenue

Park Avenue, you know, doesn't have buses and trucks and everyone knows that 70th Street is quite nice.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $20,050,000 to $28,000,000

#7 - The Dakota, 1 West 72nd Street

Who's afraid of Rosemary's Baby, really, and John Lennon was a hoot imagining Lucy in the sky.


  • Five apartments currently for sale from $1,695,000 to $28,995,000

#8 - The San Remo, 145 Central Park West

The Empire State and Chrysler Buildings are icons of commercial New York, but the twin-towered San Remo is New York's most recognizable residential icon. 


  • Three apartments currently for sale from $3,150,000 to $26,000,000

#9 - The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

If two towers are super fine and distinctive, how about three?


  • Nine apartments currently for sale from $3,995,000 to $10,600,000

#10 - 927 Fifth Avenue

Pale Male is a bird with very great taste when it comes to finding a nest for his young.


  • One apartment for sale at $16,900,000

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