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1 Fifth Avenue

Between Waverly Place & East 8th Street   |    Greenwich Village

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1927
  • 184 Apartments
  • 27 Floors
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 1 BED $1,350,000 2
  • 2 BEDS $3,200,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 3 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jul 25, 2017
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Overview

90

1 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 90, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

30
Out of 44
+
32
Out of 36
+
18
Out of 39
+
10
=
90
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
High-End 5 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
Well Done 1 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Discrete 1 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
None 0 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
Consistent 1 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 10 blocks 5 out of 5 points
Views:
Dazzling 4 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Many 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
Less than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
More than 6 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Spacious 4 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
None 0 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
  • #33 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #2 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #1 Rated co-op - Greenwich Village
How was this building rated?

An isolated skyscraper, a rarity in Manhattan, One Fifth Avenue was one of the first Art Deco towers in the city and it dominates Lower Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village.

Designed in 1927 by Helmle & Corbett with Sugarman & Berger, this is one of city's premier residential skyscrapers.

Its dark brown masonry and strong verticality make this tall setback tower quite monolithic.

The building, Christopher Gray noted in a 1992 article in The New York Times, "is one of the city's most illusionistic statements, where flat brickwork is made to appear three-dimensional through false shadow effects." The building that year completed a repair of its façades that gave the building, according to Mr. Gray, "an odd, spotty effect as the new horizontal ranges of brickwork clash with the old vertical detailing that was the basis of the false shadow effects." The four "turret-like corners" have a "false projection—darker vertical bands of brick look like shadows cast against the main wall" and "vertical, paired white and black brick stripes convincingly imitate angled masonry projections rising between the windows," Mr. Gray pointed out.

Harvey Wiley Corbett was a very influential architect of the early skyscraper age and, according to Robert A. M. Stern, Gregory Gilmartin and Thomas Mellins in their book, "New York 1930 Architecture and Urbanism Between The Two World Wars," (Rizzoli, 1987, "succeeded in overthrowing virtually all specific stylistic references in favor of a simple, naturalistic composition the most notable decoration of which came from the use of light and dark bricks to simulate shadows."

The authors quoted T-Square, a contemporary architectural journal, as noting that despite some "battlements, machiolations, pointed buttresses and various medieval suggestions..., this is thoroughly modern architecture." They also note that the "original design was a highly eclectic mixture of vaguely Venetian and French Romanesque details."

The building was...

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. N
  2. R
at Broadway and 8th Ave 0.22 miles
  1. M
  2. E
  3. C
  4. B
  5. D
  6. F
  7. A
at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl 0.23 miles
  1. 6
at 4th Ave and East 8th 0.30 miles
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  4. L
at Broadway and 14th 0.35 miles
  1. 1
at 7th Ave 0.37 miles
  1. 3
  2. 2
at 6th Ave and 14th 0.38 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

1 Fifth Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"An isolated skyscraper, a rarity in Manhattan, One Fifth Avenue was one of the first Art Deco towers in the city and it dominates Lower Fifth Avenue, Washington Square Park and Greenwich Village." Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Many apartments have excellent views
  • Good public transportation
  • Close to Washington Square Park
  • Large wood-paneled lobby
  • Original Art Deco skyscraper design
  • Some terraces
  • Elegant entrance
  • Prime location on Lower Fifth Avenue
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Heavy traffic
  • Not many large units
  • Noisy location
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1 Fifth Avenue - 10 year Sales History

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1 Fifth Avenue 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$1,966,667
AVG Price, based on 3 Sales
 

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1 Fifth Avenue Alternate Address

  • 68 Washington Mews

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 183 Available for Sale
  • $1,336 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,794,999 Avg. Price
  • $1,249,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 52 West 9th Street Apt TH | $18,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 25 West 13th Street Apt 1MN | $200,000
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  • 70 Available for Rent
  • $79 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,111 Avg. Price
  • $3,650 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 43 West 13th Street Apt 3 | $28,000
    Price / ft2 $77
  2. Least Expensive 26 Cornelia Street Apt 11 | $2,400
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  • 358 Total Sales
  • $1,363 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $1,324,354 Avg. Price
  • $1,057,500 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 43 Fifth Avenue Apt 3W | $5,900,000
  2. Least Expensive 5 Charles Street Apt 1F | $350,000

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