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322 Central Park West
The Cherbourg

Northwest corner at 92nd Street

The Cherbourg

The Cherbourg

By Carter B. Horsley

This very handsome, 16-story apartment building was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1962. It has 48 apartments.

It was designed by George and Edward Blum whose other buildings include 565, 840, 850, 875 and 929 Park Avenue.

Facade detail at top of building

The building, which has fine Central Park views, has a three-story limestone base and consistent fenestration.  It also has some interesting terracotta decoration including a frieze above the third floor, which has some arched windows, and more on the top three floors of the building where there are some balconies and very elaborate and interesting detailing.

It has a step-down lobby and a canopied,  side-street entrance with a concierge on the sidestreet and permits protruding air-conditioners.

This stretch of Central Park West is very pleasant with several very interesting buildings nearby. A subway station and cross-town bus service is four blocks away at 96th Street.

The building is not far from Trinity School on 91st Street west of Columbus Avenue, one of the city's finest. It has a step-down lobby, no garage and no sundeck.

 

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