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The Kensington, 73 Fifth Avenue

Between East 15th Street & East 16th Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1907
    Converted Year 1996
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Flatiron/Union Square
  • Total Apartments 17
    Total Floors 11

Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

+
28
Out of 36

Location Rating: 28 / 36

+
16
Out of 39

Features Rating: 16 / 39

+
10
=
79

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
  • #30 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - Flatiron/Union Square
 

Description

The Kensington, a very handsome, 11-story building at 73 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 15th Street, was erected as a commercial building in 1906 and was designed by Samuel Sass for the Richman Realty & Construction Company. 

Before its conversion in 1996 to residential co-operatives, the building’s tenants include the Milton Bradley Publishing and American Express.

Joseph Pell Lombardi was the architect for the co-operative conversion.

The building, which is also known as 1-3 East 15th Street, has 17 apartments and two ground-floor commercial spaces.

At one point, it was owned by Frederick Brown, who sold it in 1933 to the 218 Linden Boulevard Corporation, a group of investors reported to be members of the New York Stock Exchange, according to an October 19, 1933 article in The New York Times.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Central AC
  • Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Terraces / Balconies
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The Kensington, a very handsome, 11-story building at 73 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 15th Street, was erected as a commercial building in 1906 and was designed by Samuel Sass for the Richman Realty & Construction Company. 
Before its conversion in 1996 to residential co-operatives, the building’s tenants include the Milton Bradley Publishing and American Express." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Few apartments
  • Convenient to Chelsea
  • Conversion designed by Joseph Pell Lombardi
  • Convenient to Lower Fifth Avenue
  • Convenient to Union Square
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Pre-war
  • Very handsome limestone facade
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • No garage
  • No fitness center
  • No sidewalk landscaping
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Subways

  1. Q
  2. N
  3. R
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. L
at Broadway and 16th 0.13 miles
  1. M
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. F
at 6th Ave and 16th 0.21 miles
 

Closing History - Last 4 sales

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4
Units Sold
$1.6M - $5.4M
Price Range
$1,289
Avg. Price / ft2

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Alternate Addresses

  • 1 East 15th Street
  • 3 East 15th Street

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