By Carter B. Horsley
With a very boldly designed cornice and rope
quoins, this is one of the more interesting looking apartment
buildings on the avenue in this area despite its exposed rooftop
This building was erected in 1927 and converted
to a cooperative in 1955.
The 16-story building has only 34 apartments.
It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose
other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 888, 910,
911, 930, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.
The building, which has a doorman, consistent
new fenestration and protruding air-conditioners, is close to
the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and many boutiques
and art galleries along Madison. It has no garage and no health
club. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street and one of the citys
best schools, PS 6, is nearby on at Madison Avenue.