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The Brockford

315 Central Park West

Northwest corner at 91st Street

The Brockford

The Brockford

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome pre-war apartment building is bracketed between the great Art Deco-style, twin-towered Eldorado apartment building across 91st Street and the very impressive Art Deco-style apartment building just to the north known as the Ardsley, both designed by Emery Roth.

This brown-brick, Neo-Renaissance-style apartment building 315 Central Park West was designed by Schwartz & Gross in 1911.

Central Park West facade

It is known as the Brookford and is also known as 1 East 91st Street.

It has several decorative balconies and some terracotta detailing and a two-story stone base with a canopied, two-step-up entrance.

The 12-story building has 52 apartments and is a condominium. It has a doorman and consistent fenestration, but no garage, no sidewalk landscaping and no roof deck and it permits protruding air-conditioners.


It is across from Central Park and five blocks north and south of subway stations and cross-town buses. The Trinity School, which is one of the finest private schools in the city, is nearby at 136 West 91st Street.

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