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12 East 97th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 12 East 97th Street by Carter Horsley

One of the more imposing side-street buildings in the Carnegie Hill vicinity is 12 East 97th Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues.

The red-brick cooperative apartment building has 113 units on 11 floors and its notable for its very long entrance canopy and sunken central plaza. The building has a two-story stone base and sidewalk landscaping.

It has a doorman, common storage, a bicycle room and is pet friendly and has a washer-dryer facility in the basement. The building permits protruding window air-conditioners and it is also across the street from the picturesque onion domes of the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral.

It is across the street from the west-bound cross-town bus stop and very close to an entrance to Central Park. It is also one-block north of a nice, large children's playground just inside the park and numerous museums along Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue. It is also very close to Mt. Sinai Hospital just to the north and the Conservatory gardens in Central Park.

There are numerous restaurants and florists in the neighborhood that is just to the north of the Carnegie Hill district.

There is an entrance to the FDR Drive along the East River at 96th Street.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 27 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 13 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
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1289 Lexington Avenue
at The Northeast corner of East 86th Street
Carnegie Hill
Refined Residences that Redefine life on Lexington Avenue.
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