7 Park Avenue

At the Northeast corner of 34th Street corner of East 34th Street   |    Murray Hill

7 Park Avenue
  • Co-op
  • Built in 1930
  • 226 Apartments
  • 17 Floors
70

7 Park Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 70, based on:

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    • 34th Street (at Broadway and 35th) (0.39 miles)
     
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    • 34th Street (at Broadway and 35th) (0.39 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     
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    • 33rd Street (at Park Ave) (0.08 miles)
     
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    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     
    • Grand Central - 42nd Street (at Lexington Ave and 43rd) (0.40 miles)
     

Overview

New York City is well known for its real estate "holdouts" and part of this apartment house, the corner, occupies one of the most famous.

"Holdouts" are owners who decline to sell their property to developers owning adjacent or surrounding properties in the hope, usually, of getting more money. Sometimes they are successful, but often they are frustrated as the developers give up negotiations and build around them.

Here, the developer, Vivian Green, commissioned architect Robert T. Lyons to design a very handsome apartment building with Italian Renaissance detailing at the very prominent corner only to have to alter his plans and build around the holdout. The result was a midblock building, completed in 1931, on Park Avenue connected only at the street level with a midblock building on 34th Street.

In the middle, at the corner, was the rather large townhouse of Mrs. Robert W. Bacon. Her house originally was a three-story house with a large stoop, gables and an iron fence that dated to the mid-19th Century and was eventually enlarged in 1882 and again in 1899 when the architectural firm of Howard Cauldwell & Morgan combined several properties on the site in a fairly homogeneous manner with the original design.

In their excellent book, "Holdouts" (McGraw Hill Book Company, 1984), Andrew Alpern and Seymour Durst, recount that when Fourth Avenue was renamed Park Avenue the Bacon property became known as One Park Avenue only to officially lose that address in 1924 when...

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Features & Amenities

  • FT Doorman
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator

Pros

  • Impressive, large lobby with fireplace and chandeliers
  • Very convenient midtown location
  • Older two of three building sections have 9-ft. high, beamed ceilings, picture moldings and arched doorways
  • Doorman
  • Convenient to cross-town buses and subway
  • Pleasant Murray Hill location

Cons

  • Building's newest section built after World War II and apartments are not as attractive as in older two sections
  • Many apartments
  • No health club
  • No sundeck
  • Considerable traffic

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