Updated 4 hours ago
Upper East Side, Manhattan | East 69th Street & East 70th Street
3.5 Rooms1 Bed1.5 BathsCo-op


Listing Features

  • Entry Foyer
  • Marble FP Mantle
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WBFP
  • New Windows
  • Walk Thru Kitchen
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Pedestal Sink
  • Powder Room
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • City Views
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

Lovely outlooks from this magnificently renovated prewar apartment. Best location in the East 70s, Manhattans "Gold Coast". Perched high on the 11th Floor, facing west and overlooking historic 70th Street townhouses. Memorable views of snowfalls and fireworks! Beautiful thick paneled cherry wood folding doors (fabricated by an extraordinary artisan) separate the living room and bedroom, allowing for the use of the full expanse of space when desired. The wood-burning fireplace has a striking marble mantel and hearth. A full-size kitchen with top-quality cabinetry and appliances includes a washer and dryer. There is one full bath with a shower and also a powder room. The flooring throughout is pietra cardosa, a stone ideal for urban living. This is a truly wonderful place as either a full-time or pied-a-terre residence.
955 Lexington Avenue was designed by Rouse & Goldstone and built in 1924. It is an elegant cooperative with a full-time elevator operator/doorman and a live-in resident manager. There is a landscaped roof deck. The building allows pets. The apartment comes with individual basement storage. 50% financing is permitted. The flip tax of 2% is split 1%-1% between the buyer and the seller.

Listing History

$895,000 [-$100,000] [10.1%]
Price Drop by Katherine Slattery
$995,000 [-$130,000] [11.6%]
Price Drop by Katherine Slattery

Building Details

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1924
Financing Allowed50%
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Transit and Citi Bike


68 St-Hunter College
0.06 miles
72 St
0.25 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.33 miles
77 St
0.38 miles
Lexington Av/59 St
0.48 miles

Citi Bike

3 Ave & E 71 St
0.1 miles
E 68 St & 3 Ave
0.13 miles
3 Ave & E 72 St
0.16 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months

One Bed in Upper East Side


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.

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OLR ID: 1935024