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1030 Fifth Avenue

Between East 84th Street & East 85th Street

Carter Horsley
Reviewed by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This large, impressive and distinguished, neo-Italian Renaissance-style, apartment building at 1030 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 84th Street was designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the foremost architect of luxury residential buildings in the city of his generation.

The 13-story building was erected in 1925 and has 16 large cooperative apartments. The pet-friendly building has lush sidewalk landscaping, window flower boxes, a canopied entrance with a one-step-up entrance, a large lobby, and an attractive rooftop watertank. The limestone-clad building with a four-story rusticated base has a doorman, an elevator operator, a fitness room and a laundry room. Apartments have high ceiling and wood-burning fireplaces.

The building's side-street entrance fronts on a cross-town bus stop and east-bound traffic from the 84th Street transverse road in Central Park.

The building's side-street entrance is also across from the very elegant Marymount school, many of whose children frolic across Fifth Avenue in a large playground. The area has many tourists who visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A July 1, 2008 article by Max Abelson in The New York Observer said that in May 2008 "it took Christine Wasserstein less than a week for find a buyer for her $34 million apartment (which she'd kept after a divorce from New York magazine owner Bruce Wasserstein," adding that "her neighbors at 1030 Fifth Avenue - where, for example Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols live in Robert Redford's old penthouse - were probably impressed" and where "Barnard trustee Karen Fleiss, who founded the hedge fund KMF Partners, and her husband, David, a Fifth Avenue orthopedic surgeon, have put their duplex there on the market for $47.5 million, one of the most expensive apartment listings ever in New York."

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