By Carter B. Horsley
This large, brown-brick, 17-story apartment
building was erected in 1928 and converted to a cooperative in
1983. It was designed by Gronenberg & Leuchtag and has 79
The building's entrance is quite unusual with
multiple mini-arches and there are attractive bas-relief plaques
of horses and lions on the lower part of the facade and human
faces in the capitals of some of the Romanesque-style ornamentation.
The building, which has a doorman, protruding
air-conditioners and sidewalk landscaping, has a lobby with stucco
walls. The building is close to a local subway station at Lexington
Avenue at 96th Street on which has excellent crosstown bus service.
It has no garage, but it has a gym.
There are many fine private schools in this
neighborhood as well as many cultural and religious institutions.
The Mt. Sinai Hospital complex is a few blocks north on Madison