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817 Fifth Avenue

At The Southeast corner of East 63rd street

Key Details

  • Year Built 1925
    Converted Year 1975
    Building Type Condominium
  • Total Apartments 16
    Total Floors 14
    Doorman FT Doorman

Rating

25
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 25 / 44

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31
Out of 36

Location Rating: 31 / 36

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22
Out of 39

Features Rating: 22 / 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
  • #15 Rated condo - Upper East Side
  • #5 Rated condo - Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
 

Description

The 14-story building at 817 Fifth Avenue on the southeast corner at 63rd Street is one of the more attractive and luxurious pre-war apartment buildings in New York City. 

Unlike its few peers at the top of the residential ladder, this one has managed to maintain quite a low profile over the years, at least as measured by celebrity-watchers. 

Palatial and finely detailed, this building has only 16 apartments and boasts a great location across from Central Park that is both close to Midtown and on a quiet street. 

It was designed in the very dignified, Italian Renaissance-palazzo style by George B. Post & Sons and is very complementary to the similar but substantially larger apartment across the street at 820 Fifth Avenue, one of the city's most prestigious addresses, which was designed by Starrett & Van Vleck. 

Both buildings were erected in 1916. 

This building was converted to a cooperative in 1974.

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Building Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator
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Carter Horsley's Review

Carter Horsley's Building Review
"The 14-story building at 817 Fifth Avenue on the southeast corner at 63rd Street is one of the more attractive and luxurious pre-war apartment buildings in New York City. 
Unlike its few peers at the top of the residential ladder, this one has managed to maintain quite a low profile over the years, at least as measured by celebrity-watchers. " Read Carter's Full Review
Pros
  • Very large and very few apartments
  • Large picture windows
  • Great views of Central Park
  • Great location on quiet street
  • Elegant side-street entrance
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Close to Subway
  • Handsome pre-war building
  • Convenient to fashionable boutiques and restaurants
Cons
  • No sundeck
  • No health club
  • Large picture windows replaced multipaned windows that were integral to architectural design
  • No balconies
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Subways

  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.17 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.29 miles
  1. 4
  2. 5
  3. 6
at Lexington Ave and 60th 0.32 miles
  1. M
  2. E
at 5th Ave and 53rd 0.49 miles
 

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