By Carter B. Horsley
This 12-story, red-brick, cooperative apartment
building is one of the most spectacular in the city because of
its very ornate and spectacular roofline, which is perforated
with bold Art Nouveau style detailing. It was erected in 1909
and designed by Neville & Bagge.
The building, which has 35 apartments, has
a three-story limestone base. It has several decorative balconies
and those on the fourth floor have squirrels.
The building has a doorman, a roof deck, a
step-up entrance, and protruding air-conditioners, but no sidewalk
landscaping and no garage.
The building has a sidestreet, canopied, two-step-up
entrance with a high cast-iron fence, light stanchions and a handsome
two-story story with three pairs of pilasters.
The neighborhood is one of the city's finest
architecturally with many superb pre-World War II apartment buildings
and some well-designed late 20th Century apartment houses as well.
The lively area has many restaurants and stores and one of the
city's best coffee shops, the City Diner, is located in the building's
retail space on Broadway. There is a subway station at 86th Street
where there is also excellent cross-town bus service.