24 Fifth Avenue

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24 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY

24 Fifth Avenue
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24 Fifth Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYC
Building Information
Architect Emery Roth
Number of Units 419
Number of Floors 15
Year Built 1926
Construction Method Brick
Type of Roof IRMA
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24 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit 57 nearby routes
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R10
Title of Land Cooperative


Contents

Background

24 Fifth Avenue is a 15 story Greenwich Village cooperative building that offers residents many perks besides the white glove amenity services. For one, the building occupies half of a land-marked block, giving residents the opportunity to live in a historically land-marked building on one of New York City’s most famous streets.

Additionally, the building was designed by Emery Roth, one of New York’s most famous pre-war architects, meaning residents of 24 Fifth Avenue are in league with residents of such other famous New York residences as the Eldorado, the Beresford, and the Hotel St. Moritz, now the Residences at the Ritz Carlton.[1]

Location

Located in the heart of Greenwich Village, 24 Fifth Avenue finds itself in the middle of one of New York City’s most vibrant neighborhoods, one with a long and storied history in art and culture. Bordered east and west by Broadway and the Hudson River, and north and south by 14th Street and Houston, the Greenwich Village centers around Washington Square Park and New York University, from which 24 Fifth Avenue is only blocks away. Although the neighborhood today is known for its mostly upper middle class demographics, the Village has been known for years as an artists haven, and many of America’s most famous artists, writers, actors, and musicians have lived and worked in this area, including Jimi Hendrix, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Bob Dylan, Liza Minnelli, Edward Albee, Eugene O’Neill, and Isadora Duncan.

Greenwich Village has also been home to many social and artistic movements during its long history. It was the birthplace of the Beat Movement, producing such celebrated writers as Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, Maya Angelou, and Truman Capote. Greenwich Village saw the creation of the off-off-Broadway movement, formed to counteract the increasingly commercial off-Broadway venues. Cafe Society became the first racially integrated nightclub in the whole of the United States when it opened in 1938 on Sheridan Street, and the 1969 Stonewall Riots in Greenwich’s West Village have been historically labelled as the start of the modern gay rights movement.[2]

Construction

Originally built as a hotel, 24 Fifth Avenue began construction in 1925, and was completed in 1926, replacing the famous Brevoort Mansion. Named the Fifth Avenue Hotel, the building opened in 1926 with 419 units, and although conceived as a hotel, it was intended as a hotel for permanent residents. Later, the building was converted into a cooperative ownership, with the Brodsky Organization as the building’s current leasing manager. A full renovation of the building occurred in 1975. [3][4]

Layout and Features

24 Fifth Avenue stands 15 stories high and contains 419 residential units. The exterior of the building features a two story limestone covered base, with the remaining floors composed of brick and terra-cotta trimmings. Running along Fifth Avenue, the building is noted for its distinctive bronze canopy that marks the entrance. Inside, the building contains a large and expansive lobby that is highlighted by carved plaster ceilings, and is decorated with mosaic panels of marble that are set into pilasters. [5]

Apartments within 24 Fifth Avenue range in size from studios to three bedroom units, with penthouse apartments on the top floors. Due to the building’s age, features within the building will vary greatly as owners have updated and renovated their units over the years. Some listed features include high ceilings, spacious layouts, wooden flooring, and walk in closets. [6][7] Additionally, selected units within this building have wood burning fireplaces and terraces. [4]

Floor Plans

With over 70 floor plans available, a selection is presented.

Amenities

24 Fifth Avenue is fully staffed with full time doormen, a concierge, valet parking, and a live in superintendent. Additional amenities include a fitness center, six elevators, laundry in the building, and a bicycle room. [8][4][9]

Bylaws

24 Fifth Avenue Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes
Age No


This building allows for rentals, pied-a-terres, and pets, and there are no age restrictions. [7][1]

Sustainability

As 24 Fifth Avenue is a pre-war building, it’s sustainability features are a product of its time, and as such, this building is not designated as a green building. However, residents wishing to assist in the building’s overall sustainability can do so by participating in New York’s recycling programs, and by installing energy efficient appliances and materials when renovating and/or updating their apartments.

Trivia

The grand ball room on the first floor, called Twenty Four Fifth, was renovated and redesigned by architect David Rockwell in 2002. With a capacity of 175 and its proximity to Washington Square Park, this venue has become highly popular as a location for weddings in the past decade. [10]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown Harris Stevens Realtors
  2. Wikipedia
  3. Emporis
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 NYbits
  5. City Realty
  6. Custom Brokers NYC
  7. 7.0 7.1 Douglas Elliman Real Estate
  8. Street Easy
  9. For Rent
  10. Wedding Wire


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