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950 Park Avenue

Southwest corner at 82nd Street

950 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive, 14-story apartment building was erected in 1921 and converted to a cooperative in 1948 with 29 apartments.

The building was designed by J. E. R. Carpenter, the leading designer of luxury apartment buildings of his generation. His other Park Avenue buildings include 550, 580, 625, 630, 635, 640, 655, 812, 960 and 1050 and his buildings on Fifth Avenue include 810, 825, 907, 920, 950, 988, 1030, 1035, 1060, 1115, 1120, 1143, 1150, 1165 and 1170 as well was 2 East 66th Street.

A dark brown-brick building in the Italian-Renaissance-palazzo style, it is two blocks from the main entrance to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and two blocks from the delightful E.A.T. gift store on Madison Avenue, but it is also on the same street as P. S. 6, one of the city’s best schools. It has a doorman and consistent fenestration and protruding air-conditioners, but no garage and no health club.

This area has excellent cross-town bus service at 79th and 86th Streets and an express subway station is at 86th Street and Lexington Avenue, which is a major retail location.

 

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