By Carter B. Horsley
This handsome, beige-brick, 23-story apartment
building at 500 East 85th Street was erected in 1970 and has 233
The building, which is known as the Cambridge,
has a one-story pink granite base, an entrance marquee with a
concierge and a 24-hour doorman, a circular driveway with a fountain,
a garage, a roof deck, lush sidewalk landscaping and discrete
air-conditioners. It has no balconies and no health club.
This location is convenient to Carl Schurz
Park and close to some excellent private schools. There are numerous
restaurants in the neighborhood.
There is excellent cross-town bus service on
86th Street but the nearest subway station is at Lexington Avenue
and 86th Street.
The building, which also has an address of
1596 York Avenue, was designed by Oscar I. Silverstone and is
managed by Glenwood Properties.