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1270 Fifth Avenue

Between East 108th Street & East 109th Street

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Carter Horsley
Review by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This pleasant, 14-story apartment building at 1270 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 108th Street was erected in 1957 as the first middle-income co-operative apartment house in Manhattan under Section 213 of the National Housing Act that authorized Government-insured loans to private developers of co-operative housing.  The act was passed in 1950 and between then and 1957 about 22,000 co-operative apartments were erected in the New York metro region, but none in Manhattan.

The building has 202 apartments.

Paul Dennis and Victor Schwebel were the sponsors.

H. Herbert Lillien and Clarence Lillien were the architects.

Bottom Line

Close to the lovely Harlem Meer and the impressive Conservatory Gardens, both in Central Park, this building is also convenient to several museums and institutions on Fifth Avenue.

Description

The rose-colored, brick building has some landscaping on its Fifth Avenue frontage and a great deal on its 108th Street frontage which is highlighted by its black fences.

The building has a canopied entrance on the avenue and discrete air-conditioners.  The avenue façade has a center indentation but its canopy is just to the south of it.

Amenities

This building has a doorman, a live-in superintendent, a bicycle room, a laundry, storage, allows pets and has parking. 

Apartments

Most living rooms are 19 feet long.

Apartment 5R is a three-bedroom unit with a small entry foyer that leads to a 10-foot-long dining area adjacent to a 21-foot-long living room and a 10-foot-long enclosed kitchen.

Apartment 10C is a two-bedroom unit with a small entry foyer that leads to a 14-foot-wide dining area that opens into a 19-foot-long living room in one direction and a 15-foot-long eat-in kitchen in the other.

Apartment 5S is a two-bedroom unit with a 13-foot-wide dining foyer next to the 18-foot-long living room and the 14-foot-long enclosed kitchen.

A two-bedroom apartment has a 12-foot-long entry foyer that les to 19-foot-long living room and a 15-foot-long kitchen with a dining area.

Apartment 15J is a one-bedroom unit with an 8-foot-wide dining area off the entry and next to the enclosed 11-foot-long kitchen adjacent to the 16-foot-long living room.

Apartment 5A is a one-bedroom unit with a 10-foot-wide dining area off the entry and next to the enclosed 9-foot-long kitchen adjacent to the 17-foot-long living room. 

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