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120 East 80th Street 

Between Park Avenue & Lexington Avenue   |    Carnegie Hill

120 East 80th Street
59

120 East 80th Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 59, 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

21
Out of 44
+
25
Out of 36
+
13
Out of 39
=
59
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Distinguished 7 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Not Visible 0 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Partially Visible 1 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Enclosed 1 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
No 0 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
No 0 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 40 blocks 2 out of 5 points
Views:
Open 2 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Very Little 3 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
None 0 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:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 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:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 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:
Some 1 out of 2 points
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 4
    4
    • 86th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.31 miles)
     
  2. 5
    5
    • 86th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.31 miles)
     
  3. 6
    6
    • 77th Street (at Lexington Ave) (0.17 miles)
     

120 East 80th Street Overview

This is one of several very handsome and impressive mansions on the south side of this street.

It was designed by Cross & Cross in 1929 originally for George and Martha Whitney. The same architects designed the adjoining mansion at 116 East 80th Street in 1922 originally for Lewis Spencer and Emily Coster Morris.

In their superb "A.I.A. Guide to New York City, Fourth Edition," published in 2000 by the Three Rivers Press, Elliot Wilensky and Norval White noted that the house at 116 was a "large, but modest, neo-Georgian residence that suffers from awkward proportions and timid windows," but added that the architects "provided better windows and a lot more self-confidence" at this house.

To the east of this mansion is the former Clarence and Anne Douglass Dillon House at 124 East 80th Street, which was designed in neo-Georgian style by Mott B. Schmidt in 1930, and the Junior League of the City of New York building at 130 East 80th Street that was originally designed in 1930 by Mott B. Schmidt for Vincent and Helen Astor. Authors Willensky and White noted that "Both the subtle and most powerful of this grand grouping," adding that "Here brick Georgian gives way to travertine Regency, taut Ionic pilasters, and an elegant relieving arch in the manner of the Brothers Adam."

This 6-story, red-brick, mid-block building has 38 apartments, fireplaces, sidewalk landscaping, multi-paned windows, protruding air-conditioners, a 4-step-up entrance, a 1-story, white-marble base and a...

Carter Horsley's Review
of 120 East 80th Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
Read a Review of 120 East 80th Street byCarter Horsley

Features & Amenities

  • Elevator

Pros

  • Distinguished Georgian-style mansion building
  • Fireplaces
  • Quiet, elegant street
  • Multi-paned windows
  • Doorman
  • Some terraces and balconies
  • Good public transportation
  • Excellent food store around the corner

Cons

  • No health club
  • No roof deck
  • No garage
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