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830 Park Avenue

Southwest corner at 76th Street

830 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

Many of the avenue’s older apartment buildings, and hotels, were designed with deep "wells," or "courts," to provide more "light and air," but such designs often were a bit dreary. This building, however, is quite attractive because of its good detailing and the deeply recessed, landscaped entrance with globular wall lanterns that adds considerable grandeur despite the fact that it is lined on the north and south with fire-escapes.

830 Park Avenue entrance

Interestingly, it is directly across the avenue from another "light well" building at 829 Park. Although this building is closer to the fashionable restaurants, boutiques and galleries of Madison Avenue and Central Park than 829, many of its apartments have rather jarring views of the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital across the avenue at 77th Street. On the other hand, 830 is on the same block as the entrance to the Carlyle Hotel, one of the city’s most elegant.

830 Park Avenue

830 Park Avenue is red-brick building at the left center

The 12-story apartment building was erected in 1912 and converted to a cooperative in 1953. It has 78 apartments and was designed by in neo-Georgian style by George and Edward Blum, who also designed 555, 791, 840, 940 and 1075 Park Avenue.

A local subway station is at 77th Street and Lexington Avenue and cross-town buses run on 79th Street.

The building has a doorman and a concierge, but no balconies, no garage and no health club. It permits protruding air-conditioners.

 

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