1200 Fifth Avenue

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1200 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY

1200 Fifth Avenue
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Exterior view of 1200 Fifth Avenue
Building Information
Architect Emery Roth
Management Company Bluestone Residential Management
Number of Units 59
Number of Floors 16
Year Built 1928
Construction Method Concrete
Type of Roof PMR
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1200 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Over 20 options nearby
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R9
Title of Land Condominium


Contents

Background

Standing in its prewar-restored glory along Manhattan's Museum Mile is an Emery Roth creation, 1200 Fifth Avenue. This elegant building was built in 1928 by Emery Roth & Sons, New York's famous 1920s architect who designed other numerous luxury apartments in the Upper West Side including The Ardsley, The Beresford, and The San Remo Apartments. Roth also designed the buildings at the addresses 870, 880, 993 and 1125 Fifth Avenue.[1]

The building was owned for about three decades by Mount Sinai Medical Center that sits right next to it. The Medical Center is comprised of two buildings: the Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852 and ranked as one of America's best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in 2011-2012, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, opened in 1968 and a leader in education and bio-medical research.[2]

In 2004, the hospital sold 1200 Fifth Avenue for approximately $61 million to Joseph Nakash, Joseph Chetrit, Lloyd Goldman and Mann Realty. Before then, it was a rental building. The new owners decided to convert this prewar style building into condominiums in 2006. There are 59 apartments in this 16 floor high-rise ranging from studios to ten-bedroom penthouses.[1] The building boasts an old world craftsmanship with an emphasis on architectural details while offering modern, state of the art appliances to suit its 21st century conversion.



Location

1200 Fifth Avenue is situated on the northeast corner of 101 Street, where it intersects with Fifth Avenue or "Museum Mile." Museum Mile is the name for the stretch of Fifth Avenue that runs from 82nd to 105th Streets on the Upper East Side. It's called this because there are at least nine museums scattered along the street, including the Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Museum of the City of New York, the closest one to the condominium.

As a result, this area is very rich in culture. This location also affords residents unparalleled access to Central Park, just steps away from over 800 acres of running and biking trails, gardens, lakes, ponds, and other scenic spots. 1200 Fifth Avenue is just north of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir and south of the beautiful Conservatory Gardens. It lies on the northeastern edge of Central Park in an area also known as Upper Carnegie Hill. Carnegie Hill contains a great selection of schools, shops, and restaurants that residents can walk or bus to.[3]

Other factors for new buyers to take note of, however, are the lack of a close subway stop and the area's 10029 zip code that places it in Harlem, an area that is becoming gentrified with condominiums yet which still may make potential residents wary when walking around.[4]

Construction

Angels look down at the traffic along Fifth Avenue

1200 Fifth Avenue is designed in the Art Deco style that characterizes many of Emery Roth's apartments and hotels in New York. Ornate details such as angels are carved into the pilasters on the exterior. This light-beige brick building has a buttressed roof on which an exposed water tank sits.[5]

This 16-story building has a two story limestone base and canopied entrance leading to a polished marble antechamber and grand lobby with stained glass windows and a fireplace. An iron railing accentuates the setback on the sixteenth floor. Some of the air conditioners protrude from the building.[1]

Layout and Features

The interiors of 1200 Fifth Avenue are classic Emery Roth with high beamed ceilings at 9 and a half feet. Units have decorative electric fireplaces, hardwood floors, and tilt and turn windows that allow for maximum light, air, and Central Park vistas. The units are wired for cable, telephone, and high-speed internet.

Heated limestone floors are in the bathroom and have fixtures from quality brand names like Waterworks, Porcher, Kallista, and Toto. The kitchens feature the finest appliances from Wolf, Miele, and SubZero. They come with custom cabinetry.[6]

The 59 suites in this building range all the way from studios to a three penthouses of ten rooms or more that hearken back to an older time with servants' quarters, a gallery, library, staff room and pantry. Most suites, however, excluding the first floor, fall into the two to six-bedroom category.[7]

All units come equipped with a private wine cellar than can hold up to 46 bottles. There is also a refrigerated storage off the lobby for residents to keep grocery deliveries.

Floor Plans

There are over 20 floor plans available for 1200 Fifth avenue. Here is a selection.

Amenities

The condominium offers its residents state of the art amenities:

  • Fitness room
  • Bicycle storage
  • Cold storage for grocery deliveries off the lobby[6]
  • Laundry room in suite
  • Private storage
  • Private wine cellar
  • 24-hour concierge
  • Children's playroom


Bylaws

1200 Fifth Avenue Bylaws
Pets Yes
Age No
Barbecues No


The owners responsible for the condominium conversion have allowed it to be pet-friendly and placed no age restriction on buyers. Pied-à-terre and subletters are welcome.[8] Considering there are no balconies, barbecues would not be permitted.

Sustainability

When the building was originally built in 1928, it was not designed as a green building. Following its 2006 condominium conversion, the owners installed water-sourced heating throughout the building and AC units.[9]

Residents can take part in green initiatives through joining New York City's recycling programs and by limiting use of a car.

Trivia

A street with two names

Museum Mile is actually three blocks longer than one mile. A tenth museum is now found on this stretch of Fifth Avenue although it lies a little outside the boundary of 82nd Street to 105th Street.

The Museum of African Art is located at 110th Street and joined the other nine museums on this stretch in 2009.[10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 City Realty
  2. Wikipedia-Mount Sinai Hospital
  3. Walk Score
  4. The New York Condo Blog
  5. Upper East Side Apartments
  6. 6.0 6.1 Street Easy
  7. Dwellings NYC
  8. Manhattan Scout
  9. Dwellings NYC
  10. Wikipedia-Fifth Avenue


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