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The Sohmer Piano Building, 170 Fifth Avenue

Between East 21st Street & East 22nd Street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1898
    Building Type Condominium
    Neighborhood Flatiron/Union Square
  • Total Apartments 12
    Total Floors 13
    Doorman FT Doorman

Building Amenities

  • PT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Elevator

Rating

29
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 29 / 44

+
30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

+
15
Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39

+
10
=
84

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
  • #14 Rated condo - Flatiron/Union Square
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of the city’s greatest mid-rise buildings, 170 Fifth Avenue was designed by Robert Maynicke in 1897 for Henry Korn and is known as the Sohmer Piano Building, after an early commercial tenant that invented the modern baby grand piano and later moved to 27 West 57th Street whose top was festooned with some of its awards and gilded statures before it was demolished by Vornado Realty in 2014.

This 13-story Beaux-Arts building, which is located in the Ladies Mile Historic District, was converted to 11 residential condominiums in 1999." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • One block from Madison Square Park
  • Convenient transportation
  • Gold dome on roof
  • High ceilings
  • One block from Eataly
  • Convenient shopping
  • Part-time concierge
  • Kitty-corner to the Flatiron building
  • Architectural masterpiece by Robert Maynicke
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • No roof deck
  • No doorman
  • Exposed rooftop water tank
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More Neighborhood Info

Subways

  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway 0.06 miles
  1. M
  2. F
at 6th Ave 0.18 miles
  1. 6
at Park Ave 0.22 miles
  1. 1
at 7th Ave 0.35 miles
  1. 2
  2. 3
  3. L
at 6th Ave and 16th 0.35 miles
  1. Q
  2. 4
  3. 5
at Broadway and 16th 0.36 miles
 
 

Closing History - Last 8 sales

8
Units Sold
$2.4M - $4.5M
Price Range
$1,161
Avg. Price / ft2

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