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944 Park Avenue

Between 81st & 82nd Streets

944 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

Erected in 1933, this very interesting and excellent Art Deco apartment building was converted to a condominium in 1995.

The 17-story, narrow, midblock building has only 20 apartments.

Facade detail

It was designed by George F. Pelham.

 

Above its one-story limestone base, the facade consists of yellow-beige brick and some terracotta ornamentation. The second through the fifth floors have pilasters of rounded bricks that are topped by one-story-high floral ornamentation. The overall effect is subtle and sophisticated.

944 Park Avenue entrance

The doorman building, which has consistent fenestration, attractive wall entrance lanterns and sidewalk landscaping, but no garage and no health club, is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and on the same block as one of the city’s best schools, PS 6, which is on Madison Avenue. There are several other schools in the area as well as numerous religious institutions and there is good cross-town bus service on 79th Street.

 

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