By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive, 14-story apartment building
was erected in 1921 and converted to a cooperative in 1948 with
The building was designed by J. E. R. Carpenter,
the leading designer of luxury apartment buildings of his generation.
His other Park Avenue buildings include 550, 580, 625, 630, 635,
640, 655, 812, 960 and 1050 and his buildings on Fifth Avenue
include 810, 825, 907, 920, 950, 988, 1030, 1035, 1060, 1115,
1120, 1143, 1150, 1165 and 1170 as well was 2 East 66th Street.
A dark brown-brick building in the Italian-Renaissance-palazzo
style, it is two blocks from the main entrance to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art and two blocks from the delightful E.A.T. gift store
on Madison Avenue, but it is also on the same street as P. S.
6, one of the city’s best schools. It has a doorman and consistent
fenestration and protruding air-conditioners, but no garage and
no health club.
This area has excellent cross-town bus service
at 79th and 86th Streets and an express subway station is at 86th
Street and Lexington Avenue, which is a major retail location.