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The Cambridge

500 East 85th Street

Southeast corner at York Avenue

Block 1581 Lot 49

The Cambridge

The Cambridge at 500 East 85th Street

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome, beige-brick, 23-story apartment building at 500 East 85th Street was erected in 1970 and has 233 rental apartments.

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.

For more information on The Cambridge check its entry at CityRealty.com

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