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1230 Park Avenue

Southwest corner at 96th Street

1230  Park Avenue entrance

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 apartments.

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 Avenue.

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