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988 Fifth Ave, 9-FLR

Upper East Side, Manhattan | East 79th Street & East 80th Street

8 Rooms3 Beds3.5 Baths3,530 Square FeetCondo

Common Charges$7,380
RE Taxes$5,118
Price Per SF

Listing Features

  • Architectural Dtls
  • Corner Apartment
  • Custom Closets
  • Dressing Area
  • Entry Foyer
  • Floor-Through
  • Full Floor
  • Galley Kitchen
  • High Ceilings
  • Laundry Room
  • Private Elevator
  • Recessed Lighting
  • W/D Hookups
  • Walk-in Closet
  • WBFP
  • Oversized Windows
  • Window Treatments
  • Convection Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • S Steel Appliances
  • Service Entrance
  • Windowed Kitchen
  • Double Vanity
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Heated Floors
  • Powder Room
  • Stall Shower

Outdoor space and views

  • Central Park
  • City Views
  • North Exposure
  • South Exposure
  • West Exposure

Building Amenities

  • Full-Time Doorman
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room


  • Pets Allowed

Property Description for 988 Fifth Ave, 9-FLR


Exquisitely designed by James E.R. Carpenter, a premier architect of luxury residential high rise buildings in the 1920's, and built in 1925, the gracious beaux-arts 988 Fifth Avenue is an exceptionally rare full service prewar condominium, perfectly located on the southeast corner of quiet 80th Street and Fifth Avenue.

The ninth floor at 988 Fifth Avenue is a magnificently renovated private full-floor residence overlooking Central Park and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This apartment is approximately 3,530 square feet, with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, and was completely rebuilt and redesigned to the highest level. This home boasts four exposures, which fill the apartment with gorgeous natural light throughout the day and exquisite architectural details throughout every room.

Some beautiful features of the home include high ceilings over 10 feet, new oversized quiet windows, direct views of Central Park, Lutron and Crestron lighting controls, Dornbracht and THG plumbing fixtures throughout, central air conditioning and heating with built-in humidification, and a washer-dryer. The home has been renovated to the highest standard with Marron Grecale and Thassos marble, lacquered walls, Poliform closets, custom Tabu Zebrano cabinetry and automatic window treatments in every room.

Enter through the private elevator landing to the gracious entry foyer, which leads to an enormous living room and dining room with stunning park, Manhattan Skyline and museum views. The large dining/living area make this part of the home ideal for grand entertaining. The updated modern kitchen and substantial size breakfast room with banquette boasts custom cabinetry in dyed Tabu Zebrano wood, elegant stone countertops and backsplashes, and top-of-the-line appliances by Miele, Sub Zero, Gaggenau and Wolf. A custom designed powder room with Vanilla Onyx countertops and luxurious fixtures is discreetly tucked away.

A long and impressive gallery that leads to three bedrooms is the perfect space to display uniquely large art pieces.

The classy primary bedroom suite with East, South and North exposures, includes a walk-in custom built closet by Poliform and a gorgeous en-suite spa bathroom outfitted with beautiful full-slab White Thassos marble and double vanity, heated floors and a rain shower.

The two additional bedrooms have spacious closets, en-suite bathrooms and custom built-in desks. A separate laundry room off the kitchen completes this residence.

988 Fifth Avenue is a full-service, 14-story building with 12 residences offering a full-time doorman and live-in Resident Manager. This pet-friendly building has available storage and bike storage in the basement. It is just moments away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Manhattan's best cuisine, culture, and shopping.

Listing History for 988 Fifth Ave, 9-FLR

Initial Price by David E. Kornmeier
Brown Harris Stevens

Building Details for 988 Fifth Ave

Building TypeMid-Rise
Service LevelFull-Time Doorman
Year Built1925
Financing Allowed90%
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Transit and Citi Bike


77 St
0.33 miles
86 St
0.43 miles

Citi Bike

5 Ave & E 78 St
0.1 miles
Madison Ave & E 82 St
0.14 miles

Building Availability


Three 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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OLR ID: 1021280