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860 Park Avenue

Northwest corner at 77th Street

860 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive, 16-story building was designed by York & Sawyer, the architectural firm best known for its great bank buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank at 33 Liberty Street, the Bowery Savings Bank at 110 East 42nd Street and the former Central Savings Bank at 2100 Broadway at 73rd Street.

The building, which has a three-story, rusticated limestone base and attractive decorative medallions in arched elements over second-story windows, has only one apartment per floor. The top floor has a different fenestration pattern and arched windows.

860 Park Avenue entrance

It was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1945. The building's address is chiseled above its bronze entrance doors and there is a nice ledge beneath some of the first story windows. The lobby has a coffered ceiling.

The building, which is missing some balconies, is diagonally across Park Avenue from the "pink" pavilion of Lenox Hill Hospital, but it is also close to many fashionable restaurants, boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue and a local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street. It has handsome bronze entrance doors but no sidewalk landscaping, no garage and no health club.

 

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