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980 Fifth Avenue

Between East 79th Street & East 80th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1966
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Carnegie Hill
  • Total Apartments 43
    Total Floors 25
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2


980 Fifth Avenue is a full-service, post-war cooperative situated at Fifth Avenue and 79th Street. The doorman building has a private driveway and on-site parking garage, and an observation deck is in the works. Pets and pied-a-terres are allowed, but financing is not permitted.

Central Park is on the building's doorstep, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and Madison Avenue shopping are a short walk away. Residents enjoy postcard-perfect views of sunsets, the Art Deco towers along Central Park West, and the iconic Midtown skyline.

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Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Post War
  • Resident Storage
  • Full Service Garage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Porte-Cochère / Driveway

Apartments for Sale at 980 Fifth Avenue (1)

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Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 28 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 20 / 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
  • #19 Rated co-op - Carnegie Hill

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The 26-story tower at 980 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 79th Street was erected as a cooperative in 1966 on the site of a chateau-like mansion that had been erected by Isaac Vail Brokaw in 1887. Located on Museum Mile, 980 Fifth Avenue sits across from Central Park, and is one block away from world-class shopping and restaurants on Madison Avenue. Pieds a terre permitted, as are pets (1 dog or 1 cat per apartment, with board approval).

The controversial demolition of the Brokaw mansion was a factor in the city's creation of a landmarks preservation law as it happened about the same time as the demolition of the former Pennsylvania Station in midtown and help to arouse the public to the loss of important architectural monuments. " Read Carter's Full Review
  • Spectacular views both to the east and the south
  • Large landscaped plaza
  • Close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Adjacent to crosstown bus stops
  • Doorman
  • Concierge
  • Large picture windows
  • Close to Subway
  • Considerable traffic at major intersection
  • No sundeck
  • No health club
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More Neighborhood Info


  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.29 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
at Lexington Ave 0.43 miles

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
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Based on 1 Sales

Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$4M - $11.5M
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Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 413 Available for Sale
  • $1,859 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $4,647,120 Avg. Price
  • $2,495,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 991 Fifth Avenue Apt TOWNHOUSE | $52,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 103 East 84th Street Apt 1D | $299,000

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