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40 Fifth Avenue

At The Southwest corner of East 11th street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1929
    Building Type Cooperative
    Neighborhood Greenwich Village
  • Total Apartments 75
    Total Floors 17
    Doorman FT Doorman
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Description

40 Fifth Avenue, situated on the southwest corner of Fifth Avenue and West 11th Street, is a 15-story, 75-unit Neo-Georgian cooperative completed in 1929. Architecture critic Paul Goldberg commented that it looked like a Park Avenue building blew loose in a storm and dropped anchor downtown, near Washington Square Park, Union Square, and popular Greenwich Village restaurants and shops. The doorman building is also staffed by elevator men and live-in superintendent, and it has a private garden.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • High-Rise
  • Pre War
  • Elevator
  • In-Unit Washer/Dryer
  • Fireplaces
  • Landmarked

Apartments for Sale at 40 Fifth Avenue (1)

1
Available Apts
$2.5M
Price Range
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Rating

30
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 30 / 44

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30
Out of 36

Location Rating: 30 / 36

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19
Out of 39

Features Rating: 19 / 39

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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
  • #43 Rated co-op in Manhattan
  • #3 Rated co-op - Downtown
  • #2 Rated co-op - Greenwich Village
 
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The most elegant high-rise apartment building on Lower Fifth Avenue and in Greenwich Village, this 15-story building was erected as a cooperative in 1929. With its tall, distinctive watertower enclosure, the building has always been a landmark, especially since it rises above the historic churches immediately to the north and south. To the north, across 11th Street, the building faces the large, fenced garden of the First Presbyterian Church, designed in 1846 by Joseph C. Wells, and to the south it shares its avenue blockfront with the Ascension Episcopal Church and its fenced garden with John La Farge mural inside. It could well be argued that its setting is the finest in the city as not only are its views maximized, they are lovely. The surrounding Lower Fifth Avenue buildings are of high quality as well. The building, which has elevator persons and its own private garden, is surrounded by hedges and has a very attractive sidestreet entrance, is finely detailed with limestone trim and red brick. It has 76 large apartments and its long façade is on 11th Street, which is one of the prettiest streets in the city. The building, which is surrounded by hedges and has a very attractive sidestreet entrance, is finely detailed with limestone trim and red brick. It has 76 large apartments and its long façade is on 11th Street, which is one of the prettiest streets in the city." Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Magnificent site between two historic and beautiful churches
  • Close to Subway
  • Private garden
  • Doorman
  • Handsome lobby
  • Nice perimeter landscaping
  • Distinctive water tower enclosure
  • Most elegant high-rise apartment building on Lower Fifth Avenue and in Greenwich Village
  • Private garden
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • No health club
  • No garage
  • Few balconies
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Subways

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at 6th Ave and 14th 0.24 miles
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at Broadway and 14th 0.26 miles
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at 6th Ave and Waverly Pl 0.28 miles
 

Sales Summary - Past 12 Months

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Past 12 Months
$2,942,500
Avg. Price
Based on 2 Sales
 

Closing History - Last 10 sales

10
Units Sold
$2.4M - $6.6M
Price Range
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Pricing Comparison of Similar Buildings

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In The Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 274 Available for Sale
  • $1,859 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,305,157 Avg. Price
  • $1,495,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 11 West 10th Street Apt | $50,000,000
  2. Least Expensive 31 East 12th Street Apt 4F | $375,000
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  • 256 Total Sales
  • $1,668 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $2,170,782 Avg. Price
  • $1,300,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive The Greenwich Lane Apt 8A | $18,800,000
    Price / ft2 $4,741
  2. Least Expensive Waverly Mews Apt 6A | $351,000
    Price / ft2 $1,003

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