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1040 Fifth Avenue

Between East 85th Street & East 86th Street   |    Carnegie Hill

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1930
  • 27 Apartments
  • 17 Floors
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Overview

95

1040 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 95, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

28
Out of 44
+
34
Out of 36
+
23
Out of 39
+
10
=
95
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #8 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #3 Rated co-op - Upper East Side
  • #1 Rated co-op - Carnegie Hill
How was this building rated?

1040 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1930 and is located near the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Upper East Side.

Its 27 apartments offer sumptuous but comfortable layouts: each unit has a spacious entrance gallery leading to an even larger, 20- to 30-foot-long living room, along with a library and dining room, each with its own fireplace. The large kitchen, pantry, maid’s room and servant’s hall are discreetly pushed to the back. Apartments also have four or five bedrooms that are situated down a separate hall; all have their own baths and most feature walk-in closets. 

But the location of 1040 Fifth Avenue is one of its greatest selling points. Sitting on the northeast corner of 85th Street - one block north of the Metropolitan Museum - it is away from the tumult of tourists but still comfortingly close. This is one of the reasons that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis moved here in 1964 and lived in a full-floor apartment on the 15th floor until her death in 1994. The site also gives residents stunning views west across the Reservoir, now named after her, and into the 3,400-year-old Temple of Dendur on the north side of the museum, which she helped bring to the Met.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.28 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

1040 Fifth Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the tallest apartment houses on Fifth Avenue, this prominent 17-story structure at 1040 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 85th Street has one of the most distinctive rooflines along the avenue. " Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Concierge
  • Elevator operator
  • Flying buttress on north facade
  • Excellent views
  • Several terraces
  • Very few apartments
  • Distinctive roof
  • Handsome entrance
  • Designed by Rosario Candela
  • One of tallest limestone-clad buildings on Fifth Avenue
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Frequent Fifth Avenue parades
  • Considerable traffic at entrance to Central Park transverse road
  • No sundeck
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