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875 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 1940
  • 121 Apartments
  • 19 Floors
  • Size From # avail
  • 1 Bed $995,000 1
  • 2 Beds $2,350,000 4
  • 3 Beds $4,250,000 1
  • Last updated Jun 20, 2017
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  • Size Avg. Price # Sold
  • 2 BEDS $8,162,500 2
  • 3 BEDS $7,500,000 1
  • Avg. Price based on 3 closings during past 12 months Last updated Jun 24, 2017
  • View all recent sales

Overview

63

875 Fifth Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 63, 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

23
Out of 44
+
26
Out of 36
+
14
Out of 39
=
63
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Very Attractive 5 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 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:
No Consistency 0 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:
Very Attractive with Trees 4 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 30 blocks 3 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:
More than 5 Short Blocks 0 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 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:
6-10 Short Blocks 1 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:
3-4 3 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
8-9 Feet 1 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Some 1 out of 3 points
Health Club:
None 0 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Minimal 1 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 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:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
No 0 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Some 1 out of 2 points
    How was this building rated?

    This 121-unit, cooperative apartment building is on the site of three mansions, one of which belonged to Ogden L. Mills and had been designed by Richard M. Hunt.

    Hunt had been the mentor of Emery Roth, the architect of the 19-story building now on the site.

    Originally, the building had 134 apartments, eight of which were duplexes, with a total of 560 rooms.The building was completed in 1941 and is notable for its streamlined, Moderne style, highlighted by the glass-brick, rounded corners of the watertank enclosure. There are rounded bay windows above the first setback on the avenue façade and also on most of the sidestreet façade.

    The building's avenue frontage is not symmetrical and is nicely modulated by a central section accented by vertical piers. Roth, who designed many of the most famous towers on Central Park West such as the San Remo and the Beresford, was the architect also of 880 Fifth Avenue, just across 69th Street, and 930 Fifth Avenue, a few blocks to the north.

    The entrance is simple but handsome with polished granite fluting and the building's avenue number is in bronze above its fairly unusual revolving door entrance.

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    Nearby Subway Stations

    1. F
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      • Lexington Av (at Lexington Ave and 63rd) (0.40 miles)
       
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      • 5th Av (at 5th Ave and 60th) (0.46 miles)
       
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      • 68th Street - Hunter College (at Lexington Ave) (0.27 miles)
       

    Carter Horsley's Review

    875 Fifth Avenue Carter Horsley's Building Review
    "This 121-unit, cooperative apartment building is on the site of three mansions, one of which belonged to Ogden L. Mills and had been designed by Richard M. Hunt." Read Carter's Full Review

    The pros & cons

    Pros
    • Prime location
    • Some duplex units
    • Numerous terraces and bay windows
    • Park views
    • Close to Subway
    Cons
    • No health club
    • Not convenient to supermarkets
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    875 Fifth Avenue - 10 year Sales History

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    875 Fifth Avenue 12 Month Sales Summary

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    Past 12 Months
    $7,941,667
    AVG Price, based on 3 Sales
     

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    In the Neighborhood: What’s Available & Sales Stats

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    • 301 Available for Sale
    • $1,678 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $5,325,228 Avg. Price
    • $3,250,000 Median Price
    1. Most Expensive 834 Fifth Avenue Apt 78A | $96,000,000
    2. Least Expensive The Beekman Apt 305 | $349,000
      Price / ft2 $582
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    • 202 Total Sales
    • $1,502 Avg. Price / Ft2
    • $3,553,119 Avg. Price
    • $1,987,500 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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