Category Archives: Fifth Avenue Condos

We are Manhattan Condo Specialists, we have sold Manhattan condominiums in different neighborhoods of Manhattan New York. Fifth Avenue location condos are one of the most desirable Avenue in Manhattan New York. There are several Fifth Avenue condos that are favored by our local buyers and international buyers and investors seeking second home or investment. These condos are 25 Fifth Avenue, 225 Fifth Avenue, 425 Fifth Avenue, 325 Fifth Avenue, 995 Fifth Avenue and the latest 400 Fifth Avenue.

Condos near SVA(the School of Visual Arts)

Condos near SVA(the School of Visual Arts)
This is one of our series of Condos near different schools in Manhattan New York. We have wrote about condos near NYUcondos near Julliards, this blog post is about condos near SVA.
The School of Visual Arts, commonly referred to as SVA is one of the leading art schools in the United States. Originally founded in 1947 ast the Cartoonists and Illustrators School and renamed in 1956 to its present name and started offering degrees in 1972.  Condos near The School of Visual Arts or SVA can be a wide search because there are two campuses.

The main campus is at 209 East 23rd Street between Third and Second Avenue. This location is right at the crossroads of a number of different neighborhoods so a search for a condominium near SVA will come up with a number of options.

Condos near SVA in the Gramercy Park area come up with a couple of different buildings. Condominums for rent and for sale are available at340 East 23rd St-The Gramercy Starck. The Gramercy Starck was a new construction condominium in 2008, studios range in price around $550,000 for sale and approximately $2500/month for rent.  The Tempo at 300 East 23rd St is also a new construction condominium that is not completed yet but will by the end of 2011.  Another condo near SVA would be 121 East 23rd St the Crossing 23rd.  This is also a fairly recent condominium building, with different sized apartments for rent and for sale.  These are just a few examples of buildings in the area, whether you want to live in Gramercy Park, Murray Hill, Flatiron or the Union Square neighborhood we can help you find the right condo near SVA.

Condos near the main campus SVA location will include a variety of locations in Gramercy Park, Kips Bay,Flatiron, and possibly Union Square.  There are different availabilities near the school depends what kind of apartment will work best for you, call us at (917) 837 8869 so we can discuss criteria and specific timeframe.

Condos near the School of Visual Arts Westside Location are going to include the Chelsea neighborhood. There is a variety of rental and condo buildings near SVA west campus.  If you want to live near the SVA western buildings we can recommend a number of different condo buildings that may fit your preferences.

If you find yourself looking for a condo near SVA, the School of Visual Arts, contact  us today at (917) 837 8869 or email us at or EHSU(@)

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445 Fifth Avenue Fifth Avenue Condo

445 Fifth Ave is one of the most established condominium buildings in the lower midtown Fifth Avenue corridor.  Built in 1986, this 34 story approximately 180 unit apartment building is located at 39th St and Fifth Avenue.

A common feature of many of the spacious apartments in the building are the impressive views of the Empire State building and Midtown Manhattan skyline. Amenities include a health club, 24 doorman, sundeck, bicycle and storage spaces. The convenient location make this a highly desirable 5th Avenue location.

When you first see 445 Avenue Tower you will see that the lower floors of the building are made up of retail space. The retail space has a dramatic arched architecture that sets it apart from neighboring buildings.

Living at 445 Avenue will provide one of the most convenient Manhattan condominium locations.  Literally just a few minutes away from Bryant Park, the New York Public Library, transportation at Grand Central and many office buildings.  Across the street from the famous shopping of Lord and Taylor and close to Fifth Avenue shopping is a highly desirable feature.

Condominiums for Sale at 445 Fifth Avenue:

  • 1 Bedrooms are priced starting at $700,000
  • 2 Bedrooms are priced starting at $1,200,000
  • Duplexes and Penthouses start around $1,100,000 and go up to $3,000,000

Call us (917)837-8869 to discuss what will work for you.

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5 BIG tips for Parents Buying for Children in Manhattan New York

We are Manhattan Condo Specialists, we work many buyers in our market place that are out of town parents buying condo for their son or daughter that are in New York or moving to New York for either school or work. If you are a parent looking to buy a property for your son or daughter, not sure where to start, here are 5 big tips for you:

  1. Buying a Manhattan New York Condo as parents buying for children, you should understand your budget and timeframe to start. We work with many parents who are buying for their son/daughter that goes to New York University, Parsons school of design, School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, Jillards music school and other well known schools here in Manhattan New York. Is this for your son or daughter that is currently working in Manhattan? Do they have a job stability or financial freedom? Are they currently renting and lease may be expiring soon or month to month arrangement? It is important for us to know the reason and timeframe so we can narrow down the search for you. Buying in Manhattan New York is very different than the rest of the country or world, once we identify the property, it will take some time to actually close on the property.
  2. Manhattan New York is a unique market where about 85% of the housing products are ‘cooperatives’ and 15% are condominiums. Each building has different rules and guidelines, as parents buying for children, not every cooperative will accept this type of scenario since all sales are subject to board of directors review and interview. Even if it is an all cash purchase, cooperative still review and decide if the perspective buyer fits the building’s profile. Condominiums are essential real property, therefore, the board of directors will review the perspective buyer as a formality but no interview.
  3. If Buying all cash, and you are buying a condominium, the quickest we can close would be 45 days. If it is a cooperative, then it can be 90 or more days subject to condo board approval. If it is new construction condo, it can be two weeks up to unknown period of time depending on construction stage.  Mortgage consultant: If you are planning to buy the condo all cash, that is always desirable when presenting offers to condo sellers. Keep in mind that you should have enough equity in case there is an increase in monthly carrying charge for this condo or other misc mishappens. If you are planning on financing this investment, be sure to speak to a local Manhattan lender that is familiarize with the market, the lending rules, and the mortgage products that may be suitable for you and your son/daughter.
  4. Making offer and offer acceptance Unlike other parts of the country or world, when a buyer makes an offer on a property here in New York, the offer is made through us, the Real Estate agents and the buyers do not sign any contracts or purchase agreement nor any earnest money when making an offer. Buyers and sellers agreed on the price and then both parties enter into attorney contract review period. With that being said, until both buyers and sellers sign the contract and the 10% deposit is clear, the property is NOT off the market and there is NO BINDING CONTRACT. This means if sellers receive a higher or better offer prior to they sign contract, they can change their mind.
  5. Neighborhood safety – this is the #1 concerns for many of our parents buying for children buyers. In Manhattan New York, this is a city where many of the people work or social until late past 9pm or after, most of the Manhattan Streets are very safe to walk around and pedestrians friendly, this is truely a city that never sleeps! We encourage our buyers to walk around the neighborhoods in different time of the day or week to see if they feel comfortable living in that neighborhood. Many of the Manhattan New York buildings are also doorman buildings, so if possible, it will be a good idea to look buying in a full time doorman building.

As parents buying for children in Manhattan New York, we have successful experiences that can guide you through this process and navigate through the Manhattan Real Estate maze. contact us now at (917)837-8869.

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Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale-Part 2 Prewar Condos

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale Part 2 Prewar Condos

In this Part 2 series of Greenwich Village Apartment for sale, we will discuss some prewar condos within Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village Real Estate is known for many of its prewar buildings with classic layouts and architectural elements. The supply of prewar buildings in Greenwich Village like much of the rest of the city is overwhelmingly co-op.  Take for example that currently I see that there are about 120 Greenwich Village prewar apartments for sale in Greenwich Village and 20 of those are in condominium buildings.  If you have wanted to purchase a condominium in Greenwich Village you have been limited to a certain number of buildings including:

Greenwich Village Apartments for sale 25 Fifth Ave

25 Fifth Ave – Greenwich Village Prewar Condo

Located on the “Gold Coast” of Fifth Avenue and 9th Street this Greenwich Village Condo building was converted to a condominium in 2000. Like most prewar buildings most apartments in the building have wood-burning fireplaces, high ceilings, ornate architectural details accompanied with a 24-hour concierge, gym, laundry and storage. 25 Fifth Ave is going to be one of the few prewar condominium buildings on Fifth Avenue that will come up on your search for Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.”

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale

Devonshire House at 28 E 10th St – Greenwich Village PreWar Condo

The Devonshire House is the latest prewar condominium to be added to some of the most desired Greenwich Village prewar condominium real estate apartments for sale. This 1928 Emery Roth designed building, was recently converted from rental into condominium. The Devonshire House underwent a high end renovation including upgrading the plumbing, electrical and central air-conditioning and to the finishes in each apartment including radiant-heat bathroom floors, detailed moldings, and high end bathroom and kitchen finishes.  The apartments initially made available sold out very quickly, but more apartments are expected to be put on the market in the fall of 2010.

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale

59 W 12th Street – Greenwich Village Prewar Condo

Built in 1931 by noted New York City architect Emery Roth and built by the equally notable firm Bing and Bing, 59 W 12th St is on of the most highly coveted Greenwich Village prewar condominiums. Located on 12th Street between 5th and the Avenue of the Americas, this location is considered to be one of the most attractive streets in Greenwich Village. Building amenities include 24 hour doorman bicycle and laundry room, and children’s playroom. Apartment features include fireplaces, spacious pre-war layouts, along with great southern facing views of downtown Manhattan from the upper floors of this respected building. When apartments come available in the building they are some of the most desired Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.

Because there are fewer prewar condos for sale in Greenwich Village expect higher prices.  But your purchase will be well rewarded.  If you would like a complete list of Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale or Greenwich Village Apartments for sales (Prewar Condos), contact us today at (917) 837-8869 or email at

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale – Part 1 What does $500,000 Buy Me?

Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale –  Part 1 What does $500,000 Buy Me?

Are you looking at Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale with a budget of around $500,000? Well if you are, you have come to the right place. Greenwich Village Apartments under $500,000 is a very competitive market.  Let’s look at what is available.

According to, as of today there are 45 Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale.  All of these properties are Greenwich Village Co-ops, none of them are condominiums.  To buy a Greenwich Village Condominium the price point starts at approximately $550,000.00 for a studio.

The median price is $399,000. The median size is 400 sq ft and the median price per sq ft is $967.00

At the higher end of the $500,000 price range for Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale, you are going to find a certain number of characteristics in common.  The full service doorman buildings, higher floors with better exposures, larger layouts-alcove studios, some junior 1 bedrooms, and often renovated kitchens and baths.

There are 18 Greenwich Village Apartments In-Contract right now. The median size is 500 sq ft and the median price is $437,000.00.  As I look at the specific properties I see that a common characteristic that the larger more renovated apartments are the ones that are selling the quickest as there is more demand for these types of apartments.

If you are looking for a Greenwich Village Apartments for Sale under $500,000.00 and would like to contact me, call me at (917) 837-8869 or email us. (

225 Fifth Avenue-Fifth Avenue Condo NY

225 Fifth Ave-Fifth Avenue Condo NY

Built in 1906 and originally known as the Brunswick Hotel, 225 Fifth was bought in 2006 to be converted into condominium residences and renamed The Grand Madison.
Located at 26th and 27th St on 5th Avenue in the Flatiron District, The Grand Madison was originally built featuring Renaissance Revival architecture. The handsome limestone base featuring a deep red brick facade, attractive cornices and detailed pre-war details establish 225 Fifth as one of the premier Fifth Ave Pre-War Condominium Buildings.

This Fifth Avenue condo has white glove full service building offers a 24 hour doorman and concierge, live in super, exclusive fitness center and valet services.  Valet services include dry cleaning, wash and fold, on-site tailoring and maid services.

The Grand Madison-225 Fifth Avenue is one of the only pre-war condominium buildings located anywhere on 5th Avenue.  With the revitalization of the Madison Square Park neighborhood in the early 2000’s, this building is a sophisticated landmark of downtown living.

Condo units at 225 Fifth Ave:
One Bedrooms started at $950,000.00
Two Bedrooms start at $1,900,000.00
Penthouses start at $2,200,000.00

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    325 Fifth Avenue-Midtown South Fifth Avenue Condo

    325 Fifth Avenue-Midtown South Fifth Avenue Condo

    325 Fifth Avenue is a 250 unit condominium building located in New York City’s Murray Hill offering luxury condo apartments for sale. Announced in 2004 and completed in 2006, 325 Fifth Ave is located right across from the Empire State Building. This 50 story tower has some of the best Empire State building views in a luxury high rise full service building.

    This Fifth Avenue condo at 325 Fifth Avenue has 24 hour attended lobby has both a doorman and concierge. Walking through the buildings glass facade and into one of the more spectacular lobbies, including a waterfall, impala dark black granite floors, custom designed walls and an amazing floating wood coffered ceiling.

    325 Fifth Ave  condo features a second floor 10,000 square foot residents club. Showcased with a fitness center, swimming pool, sauna and steam rooms, massage room, yoga studio, cardio facilities, children’s playroom, lounge area featuring a fireplace and pool table.  These common elements are all included within the building.

    325 Fifth Ave is a convenient Midtown South/Murray Hill location.  With quick access to Midtown and the Flatiron District with Empire State and skyline views from many of the balcony’s found in the apartments make this a desirable building.

    325 Fifth Avenue Apartments in the building feature loft-like proportions with higher ceilings, large windows and many have outdoor space.

    • One bedrooms start at $850,000.00
    • Two Bedrooms start at $1,550,000.00
    • Three Bedrooms start at $2,300,000.00

    To receive specific pricing and find the perfect 325 Fifth Ave condo, contact us now. Call (917)837-8869.

    For other Fifth Avenue Condos and other information, click on the links below:

    1. 25 Fifth Avenue-Lower Fifth Avenue condo
    2. Midtown Fifth Avenue condo -425 Fifth Avenue
    3. What is a pied-a-terre in Manhattan NYC
    4. Foreign Buyer Frequent Asked Questions

    International students’ parents buy Manhattan NYC Condos

    International students’ parents buy Manhattan NYC Condos

    Many of our foreign buyers are parents of International students from Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America and other countries. Other than many career and investment opportunities, Manhattan New York has many distinguish universities and colleges that offers many international students undergraduate and graduate degrees. We helped many parents of international students from New York university, Parsons school of Art and Design, School of Visual Arts (SVA), Columbia University, the Jillard school, Cooper Union and other academic institutions.

    Here are some options for international students and the parents to consider:
    School dormitory: If the student is very young and new to New York, the first year or first 6 months they usually stay in the dormitory so they can familiarize themselves with the city. This option is usually more expensive than renting an non-dorm apartment in the school surrounding areas.

    Renting an non-dorm apartment: This option costs slightly less than dormitory, although as an International student or foreigner, majority landlords requires extra security deposit sometimes up to 6 months of rent upfront to 12 months rent to establish relationship and security. If the student or parents do not have United States social security number, nor US credit history, the parents usually have to pay for one year upfront to obtain an rental apartment.

    Buying a Manhattan New York condo or building: This is often the option for most of the international parents chose. In today’s market, there are well priced Manhattan New York condos for international students and parents to choose from.  The important thing is to establish the location, the price range and the time frame to maximize the Manhattan New York condo search.
    Call us directly at (917)837-8869 to discuss your specific purchase as an international student or parents.

    Buying a Manhattan New York Condo as parents buying for children, you should plan ahead, and speak with all the parties involved (not you and your child but rather the right mortgage consultant/banker, accountant and a knowledgeable Manhattan Real Estate attorney.)

    • Mortgage consultant: If you are planning to buy the condo all cash, that is always desirable when presenting offers to condo sellers. Keep in mind that you should have enough equity in case there is an increase in monthly carrying charge for this condo or other misc mishappens. If you are planning on financing this investment, be sure to speak to a local Manhattan lender that is familiarize with the market, the lending rules, and the mortgage products that may be suitable for you and your son/daughter.
    • Accountant: If you are planning to co-purchase the condo with your child, be sure to discuss the possible tax complication you may have with your accountant. Speak to your accountant prior to your purchase can be very helpful.
    • Manhattan Real Estate Attorney: In addition, speak to a local Real Estate attorney will be helpful as well since the local Manhattan Real Estate can also advise you what is the best way to structure the purchase and think about who/how should take the title of the deed.

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    425 Fifth Avenue-Fifth Avenue Condos

    425 Fifth Ave

    A towering 67-story limestone and brick tower, 425 Fifth Avenue was built in 2003.  This 178 unit building is one of the tallest residential buildings in the Lower Fifth Ave/Murray Hill neighborhood.  Setting this building apart is that there are only a few apartments per floor.  With some of the premier views of the Manhattan skyline, including the Empire State building, East River and downtown city vistas.

    425 Fifth was built as a luxury full service doorman building. Building residents have at their access a wealth of amenities including, a two floor fitness center, indoor pool, a children’s play room, public terrace & entertainment room, locker rooms, steam, sauna and treatment rooms, sun terrace, screening room, business and conference center, private storage space and wine storage.

    425 Fifth Ave offers studio, one, two, and three bedroom luxury residences.  Finishes and features will include modern and updated kitchens including granite counter tops and back splashes, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and in-home washer and dryers. 5 piece bathrooms including a soaking tub, custom vanities, Carrera marble tops and glass-enclosed showers.

    Amazing views, spacious and luxurious apartments with the convenience of a fully outfitted doorman building make 425 Fifth Ave a building to be seen.

    Prices for condominiums for sale at 425 Fifth:

    • Studios start at $600,000
    • One Bedrooms range from $875,000 to $1.3 million
    • Two Bedrooms range from $1.6 million to $2.8 million

    Contact us or call (646)644-6929 directly today to find your dream Fifth Avenue condo in Manhattan New York.

    Bryant Park Tower – 100 West 39th Street #38G

    BRYANT PARK TOWER located at 100 West 39th Street: DOUBLE PARK VIEWS from this CORNER 38th Floor Condo unit. It is Overlooking Empire State building with dramatic Manhattan Skyline views.

    Bryant Park Tower (100 West 39th Street) has 43-story, mixed-use, it is located on the west blockfront on the Avenue of the Americas between 38th and 39th Streets, was completed in 2006 and has 93 condominium apartments on its top 11 floors.

    Bryant Park Tower address is 100 West 39th Street, this condo unit has Sparkling, Bright, with Huge OverSized windows, this Sunswept exposure Junior One-Bedroom (alcove studio) Sanctuary features Bamboo Floors, Separate Dining/Office Area, Fabulous Closet Space, Sleek translucent Italian Iceglass doors, Limestone thresholds, and a Dream Kitchen with White Oak cabinetry, White Marble countertops, Lightolier lighting and Never-Used Appliances, all with a Soothing Spa-Like Pristine Bathroom outfitted with an Ivory Porcelain floor, Zuma tub, Heated Mirrors, Italgraniti Ceramic tile! This Top Condo with Doorman, “Quintessentially” concierge service, Free Laundry facilities, fitness room with flat screen TV’s, Parking.

    Bryant Park Tower - 100 West 39th Street EILEEN HSU

    Bryant Park Tower, it is located in the Heart of the City…with the N,Q,R,S,W,1,2,3,7,9,B,D,F,V,S,4,5,6 Trains, Grand Central, Port Authority, and Penn Station Steps Away…Fifth Avenue Shopping, the Theatre District, Fabulous Asia de Cuba, Morgans, Fab restaurants and nightlife outside your door.

    If you are a buyer that is looking to buy in Midtown East or Midtown West location, please contact us today (917)837-8869 to assist you in negotiating the best price possible.  We have several amazing deals and steals for our buyers, we invite to call us and we can have some confidential conversation on your specific needs.

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    Elegant Prewar condo: 25 Fifth Avenue-Lower Fifth Avenue Condo

    Located in this prime Greenwich Village location at the corner of 9th Street and Fifth Avenue, 25 Fifth Ave is a rare pre-war Condominium building in distinguished and desirable “Gold Coast” of Fifth Ave.

    This Union Square condo is a handsome, brown-brick, pre-war apartment building has a prime Greenwich Village location at 25 Fifth Avenue on the northeast corner at 9th Street.

    25 Fifth Avenue is a 14-story, pre-war building was converted into condominiums in 2000. The conversion was thoughtfully completed blending today’s contemporary amenities while showcasing the style of Greenwich Village’s pre-war heritage.

    The condominium apartments for sale at 25 Fifth Ave have wood-burning fireplaces, high ceilings, ornate and high relief moldings and casements, many apartments with windowed kitchens and baths and modern appliances in the kitchens.  A 24 hour doorman, fitness center, laundry facility, bicycle room and storage spaces complete the amenity package in the building

    At 25 Fifth Ave this Union Square condo, you have at your doorstep everything that Greenwich Village has to offer with the convenience of living in a newly updated building.

    • One Bedrooms start around $1,000,000
    • Two Bedrooms start around $1,600,000
    • Three Bedrooms start around $2,900,000
    • Four and Five Bedrooms price upon request

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    New Construction Setai Fifth Avenue Condos

    400 Fifth Avenue – Setai Fifth Ave New York is developed by the international Real Estate firm, Bazzi and Partners. Soaring 60 stories in Midtown Fifth Avenue. Designed by the award winning architectural firm Gwathmey Siegel, with interior by Das Concept, 400 Fifth Avenue – the Setai Fifth Avenue is now becoming one of New York most recognizable skyline and attractive address.

    400 Fifth Ave – Setai Fifth Avenue will be a five star luxury hotel and residences. Residences enjoy the high floor Fifth Avenue view of Empire State building down to Greewich Village Washington Square Park arch, up to Central Park South with partial Central park view.

    400 Fifth Avenue – Setai Fifth Ave is located in Midtown right on Fifth Avenue – Fifth Avenue New York is the heart of the New York city. From downtown Greenwich Village the Washington Square Park to Meseum Mile to the top of Central park, Fifth Avenue has all the New York iconic landmarks.

    Residential Features:

    • Private residential lobby off Fifth Avenue
    • Individually controlled A/C and Heating unit
    • Prewired highspeed internet, cable and tv service
    • Nine foot plus ceiling
    • Miele Washer/Dryer
    • Exclusive Spa with all the treatment
    • 3,000 SF fitness center with classes

    400 Fifth Avenue – Setai Fifth Ave New York – The building opens this October 2010. If you would like to find out more information or preview this spectacular building and investment opportunity, please contact me today and you will be on the VIP list of clients to preview this luxury condominium living on Fifth Ave. Call (646)644-6929 or (917)837-8869.