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983 Park Avenue

Northeast corner at 83rd Street

983 Park Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This impressive apartment building has considerable "light and air" because it is across the avenue from the Roman Catholic Church of St. Ignatius Loyola and its school and related facilities.

983 Park Avenue entrance

The 16-story, red-brick building was erected in 1925 and was converted to a cooperative in 1981.

It has 55 apartments and a very deep and long lobby.

The building, which has a two-story-high, limestone base with arched windows, has a cornice two floors below its top that gets smaller in the central portion of the building’s long sidestreet facade. The building has sidewalk landscaping, protruding air-conditioners and inconsistent fenestration.

It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 885, 888, 911, 930, 941, 970, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.

The building is close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Fifth Avenue and there are other schools and religious institutions nearby. Cross-town buses run on 86th Street and an express subway station is at Lexington Avenue and 86th Street.

 

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