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888 Park Avenue

Northwest corner at 78th Street

888 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This large and very handsome apartment building was erected in 1926 and converted to a cooperative in 1953.

The richly decorated, red-brick facade with rope quoins and an interesting cornice is one of the most attractive on the avenue. The building has a two-story limestone base and a very deep and impressive lobby and 48 apartments.

It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 910, 911, 930, 941, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.

888 Park Avenue entrance

The 14-story building, which has a doorman but no sidewalk landscaping, inconsistent fenestration and protruding air-conditioners, is a block north of Lenox Hill Hospital across the avenue. It is also close to many boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue as well as many restaurants and cultural institutions in the area. A local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street.

It has no garage and no health club.

 

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