834 Vs 820 5th AvenueThis week we will be comparing two coop buildings located in Lenox Hill that are a block away from each other.

834 Fifth Avenue is a classic art deco designed building that was built in 1930.  It has an impressive limestone facade and apartments here are characterized by spacious high ceilings reaching at least 11 feet with large windows overlooking Central Park. The penthouse sold for $44 million to Rupert Murdoch, the most ever paid for a co-apartment at that time and the average price for a coop unit in this building is $26,504,000.

A block south and you can find 820 Fifth Avenue a similar prewar coop building that was built in 1916. Each floor has five bedroom and six bathroom units providing multiple service quarters. It’s known as one of the most expensive and exclusive building on Fifth Avenue. The average price for a coop unit here is $36,500,000.

Address: 834 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Address: 820 5th Avenue, New York, NY

Year Built: 1931

Year Built: 1916

Floors: 16

Floors: 13

Apartments: 24

Apartments: 12

Pros: Stunning Views, Courtyard Garden, Duplex apartments, elevator person 

Pros: Spacious apartments, one apartment per floor, Central Park Views, Expensive apartments 

Cons: Across the street from the central park zoo which is busy, no health club, no balconies

Cons: No Garage, no terraces, heavy Fifth Avenue traffic, no health club



Ariel Dagan (5 Posts)

Ariel Dagan is an Upper East Side apartment specialist working at Keller Williams NYC. Ariel has sold numerous high end luxury apartments throughout his career.

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