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The O'Neill Building, 655 Sixth Avenue

Between 20th Street & East 119th Street

Description of The O'Neill Building

The O'Neill Building is a full service luxury condo located in Chelsea between West 20th Street and West 21st Street. Situated on what was once known as Ladies Mile, the O'Neill Building was built as a block-long emporium to ladies' fashion in 1887 and converted to a residential condominium in 2005. Residents of the 7-story, 49-unit doorman building enjoy amenities like concierge service, laundry room, and 4,000-square-foot common roof deck with dining space and an outdoor kitchen. The building is pet-friendly.

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Building Facts

  • Year Built 1900
    Converted Year 2005
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Chelsea
  • Total Apartments 49
    Total Floors 8
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed

Apartment Pricing Stats

Avg. Price / ft2

Building Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Garden
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Outdoor Entertainment Space
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer

The O'Neill Building: Rating

Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 21 / 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
  • #13 Rated condo - Chelsea

Carter Horsley's Review of The O'Neill Building

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"This very handsome cast-iron structure was erected in 1887 as the Hugh O'Neill Dry Goods Building and is one of the highlights of the city's "Ladies Mile" retail stretch along the Avenue of the Americas south of 23rd Street that flourished at the end of the 19th Century.

Designed by Mortimer C. Merritt, it originally had tall, beehive-style domes atop the almost cylindrical towers at the corners of 20th and 21st Streets. The domes were eventually removed but its conversion to 49 condominium apartments, completed in 2007, included their restoration." Read Carter's Full Review
  • Renovation replaced missing corner domes
  • Within historic district
  • Interesting architecture
  • Convenient to Flatiron District- Chelsea and Greenwich Village
  • Excellent local shopping
  • Convenient public transportation
  • Concierge
  • Large apartments
  • High ceilings
  • Close to Subway
  • Considerable traffic
  • Within historic district
  • No sidewalk landscaping
  • No balconies
  • No garage
  • No roof deck
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at 6th Ave 0.12 miles
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at 7th Ave 0.19 miles
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at 6th Ave and 16th 0.25 miles
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at Broadway 0.26 miles
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at 8th Ave and 25th 0.37 miles
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at 8th Ave and 16th 0.39 miles
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at Park Ave 0.41 miles
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  3. 5
at Broadway and 16th 0.44 miles

Closing History - Last 10 sales

Units Sold
$1.6M - $5.1M
Price Range
Avg. Price / ft2

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