This handsome dark-brown
brick apartment building has a prime Upper East Side location
and a very impressive, large, vaulted lobby.
Erected in 1929, the building,
which occupies the entire Madison Avenue west frontage from 86th to
87th Streets, was converted to a cooperative in 1967. The 15-story
building, which has a two-story limestone base at its entrance,
has 103 large apartments. Its location just to the south of Carnegie
Hill makes it convenient to many of the city's finest schools,
numerous religious buildings, restaurants and boutiques.
Although 86th Street is
a major cross-town thoroughfare, only the westbound 86th Street
buses pass by as the eastbound buses come out of Central Park
at 84th Street and turn up and on Madison Avenue. Although 86th
Street east of Park Avenue is very busy and full of retail activity,
this section of the street is quite dignified and attractive.
The mid-block Town Club, a private social club that was formerly the home
of William Woodward, a banker, and subsequently acquired by John Pawson, a financier, and a former Vanderbilt Georgian-Style
mansion on the southeast corner of Fifth Avenuethat has been converted to the Neue Gallerie as a museum
for German Expressionist paintings are on the same block as this
Central Park is at the eastern
of the street and an express subway station is at 86th Street
and Lexington Avenue where there is also a large Barnes &
Noble bookstore, an HMV music store and, for a while, movie theaters.
This is one of the city's
most desirable areas because of the many museums and attractive
The building has a fine and very long lobby, nice masonry,
a doorman and a concierge, sidewalk landscaping and permits protruding
air-conditioners. It has no garage and no health club.