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The Real Deal on the town

Durst Organization President Douglas Durst, the Fetner family and various brokers, public relations gurus and hangers-on mingled at the grand debut of Durst Fetner Residential’s new 55-unit condominium development at 1212 Fifth Avenue last night, enjoying market chit chat and sensational appetizers.

Publication: The Real Deal

Date: 2011-09-21

Author: Katherine Clarke

Viewing Central Park From on High at 1212 Fifth Avenue

Four units on the 9th floor, ranging in price from $745,000 for a 1BR to $3,310,000 for a 3BR. The rooms were spacious and everything was brand new and shiny. The real selling point has to be the view of Central Park, though, which would be perfect for showing off to guests or gazing out at, eyes unfocused.

Publication: Curbed.com

Date: 2011-09-21

Author: Jeremiah Budin and Kevin Sweeting

Keeping the classical elements

Few places can pull off prewar and modern in tandem quite like Fifth Avenue. “We wanted to keep the classical elements,” says Adam Rosenberg of Durst Fetner, which is developing 1212 Fifth. “It’s part of the character and charm.”

Publication: New York Post

Date: 2011-08-17

Author: Max Gross

Hearst to Open 2011 "Designer Visions" Showhouse

1212 Fifth Avenue, designed by Durst Fetner Residential with interiors by S. Russell Groves, features 55 units, including one-bedroom to five-bedroom apartments. Apartment units range from 800 to 3,600 square feet. The building includes a residents’ gym, children’s playroom and owner’s lounge, as well as access to a swimming pool, health club and parking lot next door at 4 East 102nd Street.

Publication: Curbed.com

Date: 2011-08-08

Author: Sarah Firshein

5th Annual Designer Visions to hit Manhattan

Premiering October 5th (exclusive opening night), design lovers can also expect a series of events through the year’s end. Taking place at the 1212 Fifth Avenue Residences, this year’s theme pays homage to New York City’s Central Park. Focusing on romance and grandeur each of the three design magazines have their designers and film ready for interior interpretation.

Publication: Examiner.com

Date: 2011-08-08

Author: Tanvier Lee

Hearst Magazines Celebrates Fifth Anniversary of 'Designer Visions: Cinema Style'

Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation, has partnered with Durst Fetner, developers of The 1212 Fifth Avenue Residences, to present the fifth annual “Designer Visions” program, a showcase of three apartments created by Hearst titles House Beautiful, Town & Country and VERANDA.

Publication: Marketwire

Date: 2011-08-08

Author: Hearst Magazines

What Once Seemed Too Far Is Now Just Right

Part of the building’s appeal lies in its renovation. The developers kept the prewar feel of the residences, including restoring the 90-year-old neo-Baroque ceiling in the lobby, festooned with rosette medallions. And then there is the fact that the prices are well below what they would be farther south, hovering around $1,500 per square foot, with a nearly 2,400-square-foot three-bedroom apartment on a middle floor priced at $3.41 million, and an 1,800-square-foot three-bedroom at $2.66 million.

Publication: The New York Times

Date: 2011-08-08

Author: Diane Cardwell

Fetner signs first deal at 1212 Fifth condo

The first unit at 1212 Fifth Avenue is in contract, the West 57th Street pyramid is continuing as planned and construction will begin at 855 Sixth Avenue next April, Harold Fetner, president and CEO of Durst Fetner Residential, an affiliate of the Durst Organization, said in an interview with the New York Observer.

Publication: The Real Deal

Date: 2011-07-25

Author: Real Deal Staff

1212 Fifth Avenue Officially Hits Market, Starting at $735,000

In mid-June, 1212 Fifth Avenue whetted our appetites with the unveiling of its renderings and floorplans. We’ve been waiting ever since for the starter pistol on sales, and here we go! Reps for the building tell us the project—a fast-moving Durst Fetner Residential conversion of an old Mount Sinai Medical Center employees’ residence—got Attorney General approval this morning to start sales.

Publication: Curbed.com

Date: 2011-07-05

Author: Sara Polsky

At Apartment House, a Blend of the Old and the New

The apartments themselves, mostly sprawling three-bedrooms with solid oak floors priced at $1,500 a square foot, are remarkably light-filled for a pre-war building, largely due to the developer’s decision to punch out dozens of new windows along the building’s facade.

Publication: Wall Street Journal

Date: 2011-06-27

Author: Dana Rubenstein

Is 2011 Turning Into the Year of the Condo Conversion?

1212 Fifth Avenue: This East Harlem project, a $47 million conversion of an old Mount Sinai Medical Center building, recently unveiled its website and floorplans. Now Crain’s learns that the project will hit the market next month for around $1,000/square foot. Sound like a fair price?

Publication: Curbed.com

Date: 2011-06-27

Author: Sara Polsky

Developers are getting the urge for condo conversions

Next month, 55 condominiums in a classic prewar building on Fifth Avenue overlooking Central Park will hit the market at prices starting at $1,000 per square foot. The opening comes after 18 months of work to convert the 15-story, brown-brick and white-limestone property, which once housed Mount Sinai Medical Center staffers, into modern luxury residences.

Publication: Crains

Date: 2011-06-26

Author: Amanda Fung