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588 West End Avenue
Between 88th and 89th Streets

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588 West End Avenue

588 West End Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This sprightly, dark-brown brick apartment building was erected in 1922 and converted to a cooperative in 1979.

The 15-story, midblock building has 63 apartments was designed by Schwartz & Gross for the West End Corporation.

Although the center portion of the facade is plain, the building has nice accents. It has a decorative balcony on the second floor from the top of the building whose center portion is raised slightly above the ends. The lower and top two floors have handsome terracotta window surrounds topped with pediments. Third-story windows have stone enframements with fluted pilasters and the windows have flat pediments at the center and triangular pediments at the end with urns and garlands. Double-height terracotta enframements with decorative spandrels join the 14th and 15th story windows are capped by triangular pediments and the building's parapet is stepped at the center. The site was fomerly occupied by 3 three-story rowhouses.



The building has a canopied entrance and a doorman, but no concierge. It has protruding air-conditioners and inconsistent fenestration and no sidewalk landscaping, no health club and no garage.

It is one block to the east from Riverside Park and one block to the west of convenient neighborhood shopping on Broadway. It is also very convenient to excellent crosstown bus service on 86th Street and not far from a local subway station at 86th Street and Broadway. This area has undergone significant upgrading in the 1980's and 1990's and is now one of the most desirable on the Upper West Side.

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