Updated 5 years ago

196 East 75th Street, 5-AB

Upper East Side, Manhattan | Lexington Ave & Third Ave

7 Rooms4 Beds3 BathsCo-op


This property was sold for $2,040,000 on 01/07/19.

Listing Features

  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Entry Foyer
  • Library / Den
  • Open Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom

Outdoor space and views

  • Treeline Views
  • North Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Bike Storage
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Facility
  • Garage
  • Laundry Room


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description for 196 East 75th Street, 5-AB

Opportunity is knocking at this sprawling, prime Upper East Side home on the corner of 75th and Third Avenue. Just two short blocks to the 6 train and across the street from Citarella, possibilities here are endless: from 3 to 4 bedrooms plus den and from 3 to 3.5 baths, this is a massive, double exposure, corner unit. We have teamed up with an esteemed architect and interior designer to share with you just two incredible floor plan options to inspire you to bring your own architect and begin customizing this home to your very own specifications. Positioned on the 5th floor, the residence is quiet and provides a lovely tree-top view. Maintenance includes building-wide central AC (with new stacked system), central heat, a 24 hour doorman attended lobby, and a live-in super. From three, full en-suite bedrooms and a 26’ x 31’ Great Room or a large open kitchen with dining, this is your chance to create your dream home in this pet-friendly, full-service cooperative with a parking garage, bike room and fitness room. Conveniently located near the 77th St 6 train, great shopping (Citarella) and fantastic restaurants (Le Steak, J.G. Melons) are right on your corner. Pets and pied-a-terre's are welcome.

Building Details for 196 East 75th Street

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1959
Financing Allowed75%
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Transit and Citi Bike


77 St
0.14 miles
72 St
0.21 miles
68 St-Hunter College
0.34 miles

Citi Bike

E 75 St & 3 Ave
0.1 miles
E 77 St & 3 Ave
0.11 miles

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David Favale
Associate Broker

Upper East Side | Manhattan

Quick Profile

Exuding a cosmopolitan, refined air that is reminiscent of Paris or other European cities, the Upper East Side (the UES, to local cognoscenti) has a reputation as being a bastion of wealth and privilege. Even though it was built by American “royalty” families like the Vanderbilts, Roosevelts, Kennedys, Carnegies and Rockefellers, whose elaborate mansions once anchored Fifth Avenue, there are affordable housing options throughout the neighborhood. The further east you move, away from Central Park and the more commercial avenues, the more likely you are to find quiet, tree-lined streets with historic townhouses and brownstones. Keep your eye out for reasonably priced apartments in pre-war low-rise and even a few high-rise buildings.

With abundant, beautifully landscaped green spaces, including the oasis of Central Park acting like a backyard, the area is quiet and lushly green. You can relax and unwind in John Jay Park, Carl Schurz Park or take a stroll along the East River Promenade. The whole neighborhood seems isolated from the workaday chaos of the city at large. Add to that the history of the neighborhood and the abundance of cultural institutions, and you have a uniquely welcoming neighborhood.

Known for its abundance of high-end retail shopping, especially on Madison Avenue, the Upper East Side is host to the Barneys New York flagship department store. Here you can find upscale goods, fashion and home decor items. You will also find the edgy runway-inspired Alexander McQueen collections. If you are dying to treat your feet to red-soled opulence, be sure to visit the Christian Louboutin boutique. These are only a small sampling of this high-end shopper’s paradise that features everything from designer boutiques that offer the ultimate in haute couture to resale shops where you can find last season’s best on sale at hefty discounts .

There are many unique dining experiences, from fine dining to the casual bite-on-the-go, awaiting you in the UES. Sushi is going through a renaissance in the city, and the best omakase-style sushi can be found at Sasabune on E 73rd Street. Omakase sushi means that you leave the choice of ingredients, preparation method and presentation to the chef. Elegant French cuisine can be experienced at JoJo, E 64th Street, housed in gorgeous townhouse. Just for fun, visit the Lexington Candy Shop on Lexington Avenue, to get a taste of an old-fashioned soda fountain.

All information furnished regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same is submitted subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing or withdrawal without notice. All dimensions are approximate. For exact dimensions, you must hire your own architect or engineer.
OLR ID: 1780821