5 NYC homes for Park Avenue "Primates," their mates and offspring: a field guide

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In case you hadn't noticed, Upper East Side mothers are getting their moment in the hot blinding sun. There's Odd Mom Out, Bravo's new sitcom about the neighborhood's "uber-wealthy" moms, which premieres tonight, and the ongoing attention surrounding Primates of Park Avenue, Wednesday Martin's book/anthropological study of Upper East Side culture (which has now come under fire for some factual inaccuracies). Even the New York Times noticed the confluence.

To mark the premiere of the show, the release of the book, and in honor of the women everyone seems to love to hate (or love to gossip about), we've rounded up five listings fit for masters of the universe and their wives and kids.

The "classic six" is the quintessential New York City status symbol. Its name denotes six rooms: two full bedrooms, a maid's room, living room, kitchen and dining room. This "classic six" —on 63rd and Park — is just within the area that Martin zeroes in, west of Lexington, north of 63rd and south of 94th Street. Asking price: $2.95 million.

The ceiling alone is impressive in the living room of this classic-six at 29 East 64th Street.  It may not be on Park Avenue, but between Madison and Park isn't half bad for those who care about such things. Asking price: $3.65 million

What has more cachet then a Park Avenue address? Some say a Fifth Avenue address, since it abuts Central Park. This classic six  at 980 Fifth has three-and-a-half bathrooms to boot. Asking price: $4.75 million.

If a classic six won't cut it space-wise (and Martin claims in her book that the trend is toward larger families),  this four-bedroom, four-bath at 139 East 79th Street might just do the trick. It also just makes the west of Lexington cut-off certain NYC apartment-hunters demand. Asking price: $7.25 million.


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