$3,100,000 $3,200,000
Updated 4 days ago
Upper East Side, Manhattan | East 68th Street & East 69th Street
4.5 Rooms2 Beds2.5 Baths1,680 Square FeetCo-op

$3,100,000 $3,200,000
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • BuiltIns
  • Corner Apartment
  • Crown Moldings
  • Dining Alcove
  • Duplex
  • Entry Foyer
  • Galley Kitchen
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Casement Windows
  • Oversized Windows
  • Picture Windows
  • Dishwasher
  • Galley
  • Microwave
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Double Vanity
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Marble Bathroom
  • Oversized Bathroom
  • Oversized Tub
  • Powder Room
  • Soaking Tub
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Central Park
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full Service
  • Attended Elevator
  • Bike Storage
  • Fitness Facility
  • Laundry Room
  • Storage
  • Valet Service


  • Pets Allowed
  • Pieds A Terre Ok

Property Description

This stunning, fully customized and high-end home features direct views of the park from every room. The recently renovated 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom duplex is a one of a kind gem located in a coveted NYC building at the corner of Fifth and 68th Street. Enter the first floor into a gracious entry foyer featuring customized cabinetry, 2 large walk-in closets and a powder room which leads into the spacious living room (30 by 14 feet). The entire space is flooded with natural light from the oversized casement windows. To the side is a lovely private dining area adorned with custom cabinetry. All rooms feature beautiful solid oak parquet floors. The modern kitchen is connected to the dining area and features a large picture window (also viewing Central Park) custom cabinetry, granite countertops and high-end, stainless steel appliances. A staircase from the foyer leads to the second floor featuring 2 bedrooms, each with full- sized en-suite bathrooms. The oversized master bedroom also views the park with 3 large casement windows, one with a curved corner, and features a large walk -n closet with custom built in cabinetry. The marble bathroom features double sinks, a walk in shower, separate bathtub and custom cabinetry. The second, large bedroom features a custom desk below each of the picture windows facing the park in addition to bookshelves throughout. Storage unit available and transfers with apartment. 870 Fifth Avenue is a 20-story cooperative building with full time doorman, concierge, porters and a live-in resident manager. There are 2 attended elevators, bicycle, fitness and laundry rooms as well as a storage room. The building is pet friendly and welcomes pied-a-terre owners. The proximity to Central Park, famous Museums, elegant restaurants and the legendary Madison Avenue shopping make this location one of the finest of New York City.

Listing History

$3,100,000 [-$100,000] [3.1%]
Price Drop by Georgia Kaporis
Douglas Elliman
Back on the Market by Georgia Kaporis
Douglas Elliman

Building Details

Building TypeHigh-Rise
Service LevelFull Service
AccessAttended Elevator
Year Built1949
Financing Allowed50%
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Transit and Citi Bike


68 St-Hunter College
0.29 miles
Lexington Av/63 St
0.4 miles
5 Av/59 St
0.43 miles

Citi Bike

E 68 St & Madison Ave
0.11 miles
E 66 St & Madison Ave
0.14 miles

Building Availability

Last 12 months

Two Beds 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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