By Carter B. Horsley
This very handsome rental apartment
tower anchors the north end of York Avenue and commands fabulous
views of the East River and Long Island Sound to the east.
The 36-story tower has a very
handsome one-story, rusticated limestone base that provides large
protruding supports for the building's many columns of bay windows,
a very nice design touch.
The building, which was erected
in 1995 by Glenwood Management, one of the city's leading developers
of luxury apartment towers, is distinguished by large windows,
many of which are bay windows or corner windows.
This is the most attractive
of the several tall towers that line the west side of the York
Avenue above 86th Street, several of which were also built by
The views are not the only
attraction here as the neighborhood is quiet and the Asphalt Green
recreational center is across the avenue and Carl Schurz Park,
which has an esplanade along the river, is only one block to the
The building has a health club
and pool, a landscaped rooftop sundeck, a doorman, a garage, a
children's room, video security, valet service, and a free shuttle
to the subway on 86th Street at Lexington Avenue. It has a two-story-high
lobby and a 7,000-square-foot fitness center with a 50-foot swimming
pool. There is bicycle storage and an air-conditioned laundry
There are eight apartments
a floor and they have washer-dryers and marble baths.
There are 272 units in the
building, which was designed by Costas Kondylis. The building
also has an address of 439 East 92nd Street.