One of the city's largest
"luxury" apartment developments, this huge complex of
1,477 rental apartments was erected by Milford Management in 1987.
The bland 34-story towers
occupy the full block bounded by Third and Second Avenues and
95th and 96th Streets. Most of the "slab" buildings
are parallel to the cross-streets and form a rather imposing wall
for the northern edge of the Upper East Side. Fortunately, that
"wall" is not solid because of the separation of the
towers. Furthermore, the facades of the beige-brick towers is
modulated with brown brick that serves as vertical accents to
further break up the mass of the project. There are, however,
no balconies. A rooftop health club and pool atop one of the towers
also adds some visual interest.
Milford Management erected
a smaller but similar full-block development, Windsor Court at
151-5 East 31st Street, in 1988.
95th Street plazas
In addition to a health
club and pool, this development also has a garage. a doorman,
a driveway, a recreation room, a concierge, a bicycle room, and
valet service and permits small dogs.
There is a subway station
nearby at Lexington Avenue and 96th Street on which there is also
good crosstown bus service. A major entrance and exit to the FDR
Drive is to the east as are several playgrounds.
The very popular and desirable
Carnegie Hill neighborhood is just to the west and south with
many excellent schools and nice restaurants.
There are many excellent
views in this complex as low-rise structures are on the north