By Carter B. Horsley
This rather massive, mixed-use
building contains 138 apartments, a school and considerable retail
space. It is very convenient to public transportation and good
This area of Yorkville has
changed dramatically over the past two decades and now has many
high-rise luxury apartment towers.
In 2009, two new condo towers were opened nearby
on 86th Street, the Brompton on the southeast corner at 86th Street,
and the Lucida on the southeast corner at Lexington Avenue.
The 23-story, beige-brick
building was erected in 1992 by the Olnick Organization. It has
an attractive entrance, concierge, valet service and health club
with pool. It has numerous terraces and its lower portion has
irregular fenestration reflecting the special arrangements for
While there is considerable
traffic on 86th Street, which has excellent crosstown bus service
and an express subway station at Lexington Avenue, Third Avenue
to the north has an impressive array of towers on the east side
and relatively low structures on the west side that provide substantial
"light and air" to the avenue.
A cineplex is across the
street in a very handsome apartment building and the William Doyle
auction house is also nearby as are numerous schools and religious
institutions in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood just to the west.
The building has no balconies and no garage
and is not close to parks.
It has an attractive entrance, concierge, valet
service and a health club with pool. It has numerous terraces
and attractive masonry quoins enliven its facade whose lower portion
has irregular fenestration reflecting the special arrangements
for the school.