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749 West End Avenue

Between 96th & 97th Streets

749  West End Avenue

749 West End Avenue

By Carter B. Horsley

This handsome, mid-block, red-brick building was erected in 1920 and converted to a cooperative in 1983.

The 12-story building has 35 apartments.

 

The building has a two-story rusticated limestone base and a canopied entrance flanked by lanterns and topped by attractive bas-reliefs of fish flanking its incised address beneath a large balcony.

It permits protruding air-conditioners, but does not have a doorman, or a concierge, or any sidewalk landscaping.

One block from Riverside Park, this building is very convenient to public transportation and neighborhood shopping as 96th Street and Broadway is a major Upper West Side intersection. There is considerable traffic nearby at the entrance to the Henry Hudson Drive.

Pros:

Attractive pre-war building with nice detailing

Canopied entrance

Very convenient public transportation

One block from Riverside Park

Convenient shopping

Cons:

Protruding air-conditioners

No doorman

No concierge

No garage

No sundeck

No health club

Considerable traffic because of nearby entrance to Henry Hudson Drive

 

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