By Carter B. Horsley
This attractive building in the heart of the
desirable Carnegie Hill neighborhood was erected in 1923 and converted
to a cooperative in 1954. The 14-story edifice has 56 apartments.
It was designed by George and Edward Blum whose
other Park Avenue buildings include 555, 791, 830, 840, 875 and
A nice feature of the building is that it has
arched windows on the 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th floors.
The building, however, has inconsistent fenestration,
protruding air-conditioners and no sidewalk landscaping. Not to
far to the east of this building on 88th Street is the entrance
to P.S. 169, the Robert F. Kennedy School.
There are many fine private schools in this
neighborhood as well as many cultural and religious institutions.
The building is convenient to public transportation and excellent