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The Fairfax

201 East 69th Street

Northeast corner at Third Avenue

 

The Fairfax is brown brick building at left

By Carter B. Horsley

This attractive, brown-brick building was a commercial building that housed the New York offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation for many years until the entire building was converted to rental apartments in 1980 by Rockrose Development.

The large, 16-story building, which has a three-story limestone base, occupies an entire blockfront on Third Avenue and its sidestreet entrance is across from the impressive Trump Palace, the tallest building on the Upper East Side.

This area of Third Avenue is very desirable because of an abundance of luxury apartment towers and excellent neighborhood shopping with many restaurants. Some of the most beautiful sidestreets in the city are nearby and important cultural institutions are also in the vicinity. Public transportation is also convenient.

This building, which has 315 apartments, has a doorman, a bicycle room, storage space, a garage, marble baths, valet service and video security.

While the building has no balconies and there is considerable traffic, its location is excellent.

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