Carter B. Horsley
With a very boldly designed
cornice and rope
quoins, this is one of the more interesting looking apartment
buildings on the avenue in this area despite its "semi"-exposed rooftop
This building was erected in
1927 and converted
to a cooperative in 1955.
The 16-story building has only
It was designed by Schwartz
& Gross, whose
other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 888, 910,
911, 930, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.
The building, which has a
new fenestration and protruding air-conditioners, is close to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and many boutiques
and art galleries along Madison Avenue. It has no garage and
club. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street and one of the city’s
best schools, PS 6, is nearby on at Madison Avenue.
An April 20, 2011 article by Craig Karmin in The Wall Street Journal
noted that former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw had sold a 10-room
duplex apartment in the building that had "had a $10.75 million asking
The article said that the building was "famous
for its current and former residents, from Wall Street chief executives
to the recently deposed city public schools chancellor, Cathleen
Black," adding that "it has had its share of bold-faced names."
"Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein
last year sold a five-bedroom apartment in the building for $12.15
million after moving across town to 15 Central Park West.
Former Merrill Lynch head Stanley O'Neal also bought an
The article said that "Mr. Brokaw's apartment has
three bedrooms and - like many of the 37 units in the building - it
includes a library. It also has it own private elevator
landing and 28-foot-long entrance gallery."