By Carter B. Horsley
This handsome pre-war apartment
building is bracketed between the great Art Deco-style, twin-towered
Eldorado apartment building across 91st Street and the very impressive
Art Deco-style apartment building just to the north known as the
Ardsley, both designed by Emery Roth.
This brown-brick, Neo-Renaissance-style
apartment building 315 Central Park West was designed by Schwartz
& Gross in 1911.
It is known as the Brookford
and is also known as 1 East 91st Street.
It has several decorative balconies
and some terracotta detailing and a two-story stone base with
a canopied, two-step-up entrance.
The 12-story building has 52
apartments and is a condominium. It has a doorman and consistent
fenestration, but no garage, no sidewalk landscaping and no roof
deck and it permits protruding air-conditioners.
It is across from Central Park
and five blocks north and south of subway stations and cross-town
buses. The Trinity School, which is one of the finest private
schools in the city, is nearby at 136 West 91st Street.