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Top 10 Most Prestigious Co-ops, East Side

The most prestigious apartment buildings in the city are not necessarily the most architecturally prominent, nor exciting, nor home to infamous hard rockers. They are the ones that are the hardest to get into and that does not translate to hulky doormen. It means buildings with very, very picky boards that are more investigative than IRS agents and who screech “all cash.”  And, by the way, don’t even think of publicity.  Yes, these are the untouchables who are generally quite philanthropic even if they don’t dress like the other 99.99 percent.  The Top 10 most prestigious New York City cooperative apartment buildings on the Upper East Side tend to be elegant, conservative, older and understated buildings.  Not flashy….

 

#1 - River House, 435 East 52nd Street

It must seem almost criminal not to entertain nightly in this Art Deco masterpiece dominating the East River.


  • Eight apartments currently for sale from $3,395,000 to $18,500,000

#2 - 960 Fifth Avenue

Limestone glories, a lovely restaurant, a canopied entrance beneath a large marquee and very grand apartments. 

#3 - 834 Fifth Avenue

Do not disturb the residents here but say hello to those directly across Fifth Avenue in  the Central Park Zoo.


  • One apartment for sale at $76,000,000

#4 - 998 Fifth Avenue

The city's first major limestone apartment building has a very impressive side-street entrance. 

#5 - 740 Park Avenue

With its suitably subtle gray marble entrance columns  and delicate balconies with strutting peacocks, it's not hard to understand why its residents may occasionally flaunt its exclusivity.


  • Two apartments currently for sale from $3,600,000 to $39,500,000

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#6 - 720 Park Avenue

Completed in 1929, this robust building helped raise the avenue's profile to what some critics said was a "brilliant crescendo" on the eve of the stock market crash, which it survived, nicely.


  • One apartment for sale at $23,000,000

#7 - 1 Sutton Place South

This very elegant, 14-story, red-brick apartment house was built by the Phipps family in 1926 and designed by Rosario Candela and Cross & Cross.

#8 - 1040 Fifth Avenue

When Robert A. M. Stern was designing 15 Central Park West, one of the city's most successful apartment buidlings, he looked to the roof of this limestone-clad, pre-war  apartment building for inspiration.

#9 - The Pierre, 795 Fifth Avenue

This elegant tower with a large mansard roof was designed by Schultze & Weaver and Carrere & Hastings and Schutze & Weaver also designed, with Buchman & Kahn, the equally impressive but quite different Sherry-Netherland, two blocks south.


  • Twelve apartments currently for sale from $2,100,000 to $60,000,000

#10 - The Carlyle, 35 East 76th Street

For several decades, this was the most prominent tower on the Upper East Side as well as one of the most popular because of the murals in the Bemelmans bar and the "power" breakfasts in its quite grand dining room.


  • Seven apartments currently for sale from $1,495,000 to $14,995,000

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