By Carter B. Horsley
Occupying a very prime Upper East Side location,
this 18-story apartment building was one of the first new apartment
buildings erected on Park Avenue after World War II. The building,
designed by Emery Roth & Sons, opened in 1948 and was converted
to a condominium in 1984.
The 77-unit building is across 70th Street
from the Asia Society and many critics have cited the cross-street
as one of the most impressive in the city as some of the townhouses
have belonged to some of the world's wealthiest people.
The attractive doorman, red-brick building
has balconies at its southwest corner and because it is just to
the north of some low-rise buildings on the avenue they have better
views than most of the typical mid-rise Park Avenue buildings.
The building's northwest corner has corner windows and the building
has some terraces at its top.
The Union Club and Hunter College are nearby
to the south and a local subway station is at 67th Street and
Lexington Avenue and a police precinct is also very close.
View from the southwest
Cross-town buses run on 67th and 72nd Streets
and some of the city's best private schools, art institutions
and galleries, boutiques and clubs are in the vicinity.
The neighborhood ambiance is as good as it
gets in the city. The building has a one-story marble base and
a canopied entrance with a doorman. It has a two-step-down lobby
with a lovely black-and-white marble floor and nice wood-paneled