1441-1459 Fifth Avenue

1441-1459 Fifth Avenue

An attractive row of townhouses that fills the block between 117th and 118th Streets, 1441-1459 Fifth Avenue are the first such buildings developed on Fifth Avenue since the early 20th century.  A mix of simple Italianate and Greek Revival influences, they are one of several similar developments in the neighborhood, particularly those blocks between Park… Continue reading

1429 Fifth Avenue

1429 Fifth Avenue

An attractive addition to the neighborhood, 1429 Fifth Avenue was constructed in 2004, replacing a vacant lot next to 1421 Fifth Avenue.  Containing 43 apartments, this is technically the northernmost building on Fifth Avenue located within East Harlem proper; the blocks to the north are considered part of the Mount Morris district.

1401-1405 Fifth Avenue

1401 1405 Fifth Avenue

An unassuming new build surrounds an original façade at 1401-1405 Fifth Avenue.

1400 Fifth Avenue

1400 Fifth Avenue

1400 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant new eight-story apartment project that fills its Avenue frontage of the block.  Built in 2002 to designs by Roberta Washington Architects, one of the relatively few architectural practices founded by an African-American woman, the building is notable for its excellent ecological footprint – over 60% of the materials used… Continue reading

1325 & 1330 Fifth Avenue

1325 Fifth Avenue

A pair of indifferent but inoffensive “contextualist” buildings face each other over Fifth Avenue.  Pictured above is 1325 Fifth Avenue; its twin at 1330 is identical in every regard.

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