By Carter B. Horsley
This handsome, warm-orange-and-brown
brick apartment building was erected in 1915 and converted to
a cooperative in 1988.
The 12-story building, which
has 83 apartments, stylistically is related to the adjoining 13-story
building at 588 West End Avenue in that it has attractive window
reveals on the lower and top floors. These floors, however, are
not aligned with the other building.
This building has a heavily
rusticated base, fluted pilasters and a small cornice. It also
has a concierge and a large, albeit rather incongruous, glass-block
window adjacent to its canopied entrance. The building has protruding
air-conditioners and consistent fenestration and a three-step-up
It is very convenient to excellent
crosstown bus service on 86th Street and not far from a local
subway station at 86th Street and Broadway. This area has undergone
significant upgrading in the 1980's and 1990's and is now one
of the most desirable on the Upper West Side.