1160 Fifth Avenue

1160 Fifth Avenue is a luxury rental apartment building located on the Upper East Side. It’s a pre-war, neo-Georgian style property that sits just six stories tall in a neighborhood while buildings reach much higher. It has a canopied entrance and faces Central Park. 1160 Fifth has a two-story, rusticated limestone base, and limestone piasters run from the third through the fifth floors of the red brick building. The building is also known as 1 East 97th Street and was once home to Charles Mingus, the great jazz bassist.

Units and Pricing

There is currently just one available unit in the building, a two bedroom, 1,200 square foot unit listed at $5,350/month. The average price per square foot in the popular 1160 Fifth Avenue is just $53, a steal given the Carnegie Hill neighborhood.

Features and Amenities

While no two units at 1160 Fifth Avenue are alike, all have been updated and modernized to appeal to the luxurious sentiments of today’s New Yorker. The building offers “white glove” hotel style service, and boasts a 24-hour doorman ready to serve your every need.


1160 Fifth Avenue is located directly across from Central Park, close to Mt. Sinai Hospital and the museums and private schools in the neighborhood (which are some of the most prestigious schools in the city). There is great bus service near the building; the crosstown bus stops right out front.

Why You Would Want to Live Here

1160 Fifth Avenue is one of those buildings that tells a story – a story of old New York, back when the buildings were smaller, the residents were fewer, the apartments were grander, larger. These days, new builds are all modern, but they don’t have an ounce of history, nor a smidgen of pre-war charm. 1160 Fifth Avenue offers charm in droves – and for just $52/square foot, it’s actually quite affordable.