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1235 Park Avenue

Southeast corner at 96th Street

1235 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive, brown-brick, 16-story apartment building was erected in 1927 and converted to a condominium in 1981. It has 60 apartments.

The building is around the corner from to a local subway station at Lexington Avenue and 96th Street and there is excellent crosstown bus service on 96th Street.

The building has nice detailing on the lower portion of its facade and attractive masonry quoins at the 96th Street corner. It has lanterns flanking its canopied entrance, no sidewalk landscaping and it has inconsistent fenestration and permits protruding air-conditioners.

There are many fine private schools in this neighborhood as well as many cultural and religious institutions. The Mt. Sinai Hospital complex is a few blocks north on Madison Avenue.

For much of the 20th Century, 96th Street was the boundary between the Upper East Side and East Harlem, but towards the end of the century new apartment construction in the vicinity began to somewhat blur that boundary.

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