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36 Sutton Place South

Northwest corner at 55th Street

36 Sutton Place South

36 Sutton Place South

By Carter B. Horsley

This 17-story apartment building was erected in 1949 and converted to a cooperative in 1962. It has 101 apartments, many with balconies.

The red-brick building has a one-story limestone base with a canopied entrance and a doorman. It has some corner bay windows and sidewalk landscaping.

This area is one of the most desirable residential enclaves in the city because of its many water vistas, its small parks, its quiet and its proximity to midtown. A nice small park is at 57th Street and another one is a few blocks to the south on Sutton Place, both with fine East River views.

A westbound cross-town bus is available at 57th Street and Sutton Place.

There are several restaurants nearby on First Avenue, which also has a full complement of neighborhood stores to service this popular and expensive community.

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