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870 Fifth Avenue

Between East 68th Street & East 69th Street   |    Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

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Key Details

  • Co-op
  • Built in 1949
  • 94 Apartments
  • 20 Floors
$2,687 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $3,517,333 3
  • Avg. Price based on 3 closings during past 12 months Last updated Nov 17, 2017
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Overview

86

870 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 86, 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

26
Out of 44
+
30
Out of 36
+
21
Out of 39
+
9
=
86
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Distinguished 6 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
Good 3 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Attractive 2 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
Yes and Good 2 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:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
None 0 out of 2 points
Garden:
Exists 1 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:
Considerable 1 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
Less Than 3 Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 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:
Quite Stylish 3 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
5-9 2 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
9-11 Feet 2 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:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
None 0 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
Some 1 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:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
No 0 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
  • #42 Rated co-op - Upper East Side
  • #24 Rated co-op - Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.
How was this building rated?

One of several beige-brick apartment houses built shortly after World War II in the 60's on Fifth Avenue, this 19-story cooperative apartment house at 870 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 68th Street has 94 apartments. 

The building was erected in 1949 by Simon Brothers and designed by William I. Hohauser and originally had 106 apartments.

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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. 6
at Lexington Ave 0.27 miles
  1. F
at Lexington Ave and 63rd 0.38 miles
  1. N
  2. Q
  3. R
at 5th Ave and 60th 0.43 miles

Carter Horsley's Review

870 Fifth Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
"One of several beige-brick apartment houses built shortly after World War II in the 60's on Fifth Avenue, this 19-story cooperative apartment house at 870 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 68th Street has 94 apartments. " Read Carter's Full Review

The pros & cons

Pros
  • Close to many world-famous boutiques on Madison Avenue and art galleries
  • Attended elevators
  • New gym
  • New rooftop sundeck
  • Many corner windows
  • Some terraces
  • Two blocks south of The Frick Collection
  • Doorman
  • Elegant street and entrance
  • Many fabulous Central Park views
  • Close to Subway
Cons
  • Conventional layouts
  • Many passing parades
  • Considerable daytime traffic on avenue
  • Postwar construction
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870 Fifth Avenue - 10 year Sales History

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870 Fifth Avenue 12 Month Sales Summary

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Past 12 Months
$3,517,333
AVG Price, based on 3 Sales
 

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870 Fifth Avenue Alternate Address

  • 872 5 Avenue

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In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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  • 299 Available for Sale
  • $1,699 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $5,717,445 Avg. Price
  • $3,300,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive Sherry Netherland Hotel Apt 18FL | $78,000,000
  2. Least Expensive The Beekman Apt 1205 | $349,000
Data is based on sales from past 12 months and only transactions for which we have approximate square footage information available are included above
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  • 222 Total Sales
  • $1,393 Avg. Price / Ft2
  • $3,857,388 Avg. Price
  • $2,200,000 Median Price
  1. Most Expensive 960 Fifth Avenue Apt 3AB | $55,000,000
  2. Least Expensive The Beekman Apt 1105 | $335,000

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