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212 Fifth Avenue

At The Northwest corner of West 26th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1913
    Converted Year 2016
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Flatiron/Union Square
  • Total Apartments 48
    Total Floors 24
    Doorman FT Doorman
    Pets Allowed
Avg. Price / ft2

Description

Designed by Schwartz & Gross and built in 1913, the 21-story former office building at 212 Fifth Avenue facing Madison Square Park now holds 48 residential condominiums, with an ornate Neo-Gothic façade restored by Helpern Architects. The pinnacle holds The Crown, a three-level penthouse purchased by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos,the wealthiest person in the world, who also picked two units directly below for a combined total of 17,000 square feet. 


Pembrooke & Ives decked out the high-ceiled interiors with hardwood floors, while the architects added windows on the south side to provide extra sunlight and views of Madison Square Park into upper-floor units. Amenities include a 24-hour doorman, concierge, a Jay Wright-designed fitness center with a yoga studio and private treatment room, a golf simulator, a screening room, a boardroom, a game room, a children's playroom, a lounge and cold storage for fresh food deliveries. Storage rooms and staff quarters are also available for purchase.


In addition to Madison Square Park, the Manhattan neighborhood is filled with options for arts, culture, shopping and dining, including Eataly, Dover Street Market for hip shopping, Trader Joe’s and the Ace Hotel with its many restaurants and venues that helped put the Nomad neighborhood on the 21st-century radar; it’s a short walk to the Midtown business district, and just about every subway line in the city is a few blocks away.

 

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Building Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Resident Storage
  • Central AC
  • Elevator
  • Children's Playroom
  • Valet Parking
  • Lounge
  • Fitness Center
  • On-Site Parking
  • Laundry Room
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Bike Room
  • Screening Room
  • Spa / Therapy Room

Rating

31
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 31 / 44

+
32
Out of 36

Location Rating: 32 / 36

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15
Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39

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10
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88

CityRealty Rating Reference

 
Architecture
  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
 
Location
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
 
Features
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
  • #45 Rated condo - Downtown
  • #5 Rated condo - Flatiron/Union Square
 

Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The very handsome, 21-story, former office building at 212 Fifth Avenue facing Madison Square Park on the southeast corner at 26th Street is being converted to 48 residential condominiums by Madison Equities, which is headed by Robert Gladstone, Building Land and Technology and Thor Equities, which is headed by Joseph Sitt. 

Madison and Thor bought the building in 2014 for $260 million from Extell Development, which is headed by Gary Barnett.  Extell had acquired the site and 12 other properties from Ring Management, which is headed by Frank and Michael Ring, in 2014 for $308 million." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Close to Eataly
  • Neo-Gothic -style tower
  • Schwartz & Gross pre-war building
  • Good public transportation
  • Some gargoyles
  • Northwest corner at Madison Square Park
  • Close to Shake Shack
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No garage
  • No balconies
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Subways

  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway 0.14 miles
  1. F
  2. M
at 6th Ave 0.22 miles
  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.23 miles
  1. 1
at 7th Ave 0.36 miles
  1. B
  2. D
  3. Q
at 6th Ave 0.42 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
at 7th Ave 0.49 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$4,413
Avg. Price / ft2
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$3.3M - $51.6M
Price Range
$3,934
Avg. Price / ft2

Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 231 Total Sales
  • $1,770 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,629,728 Avg. Price
  • $1,877,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 212 Fifth Avenue Apt 20A | $23,000,000
    Price / ft2 $5,535
  2. Least Expensive The Victoria Apt 1003 | $455,000
    Price / ft2 $958

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Alternate Addresses

  • 1134 Broadway
  • 1136 Broadway
  • 1138 Broadway
  • 2 West 26th Street
  • 214 Fifth Avenue
  • 216 Fifth Avenue
  • 4 West 26th Street
  • 6 West 26th Street
  • 8 West 26th Street

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