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The Queenston
16 East 96th Street

Queenston

Southwest corner at Madison Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This elegant, 6-story, pre-war building is a cooperative with 39 apartments.

The red-brick, building has a two-story rusticated limestone base and the fašade above the entrance is all limestone.

The building has a very impressive, vaulted, five-step-down lobby, no doorman, a canopied entrance with spiked sidewalk landscaping. The building has protruding air-conditioners and fire-escapes on 96th Street.

It has no garage, and no health club. It is on an attractive street and is very close to Central Park where there is a nearby children's playground.

While 96th Street is one of the Upper East Side's major cross-town streets, traffic on this block is somewhat mitigated by the fact that west-bound traffic across Central Park flows on 97th Street and only east-bound traffic comes through the park at 96th Street.

While 96th Street was the traditional northern boundary for the Upper East Side, new construction by Mount Sinai Hospital a few blocks to the north and new luxury apartment towers a few blocks to the east have spurred a significant upgrading of this area, which borders on the very handsome Carnegie Hill district, which has many private schools and important cultural institutions.

 
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