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The Leonori

26 East 63rd Street, between Madison Avenue & Park Avenue   |    Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

The Leonori - 26 East 63rd Street
  • Condo
  • Built in 1901
  • 67 Apartments
  • 13 Floors

The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street has received a CityRealty Rating of 78, based on:

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$2,397 Avg. Price / Ft2
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. F
    • Lexington Av (at Lexington Ave and 63rd) (0.19 miles)
  2. N
    • 5th Av (at 5th Ave and 60th) (0.23 miles)
  3. Q
    • 5th Av (at 5th Ave and 60th) (0.23 miles)
  4. R
    • 5th Av (at 5th Ave and 60th) (0.23 miles)
  5. 4
    • 59th Street (at Lexington Ave and 60th) (0.25 miles)
  6. 5
    • 59th Street (at Lexington Ave and 60th) (0.25 miles)
  7. 6
    • 59th Street (at Lexington Ave and 60th) (0.25 miles)


One of the most elegant apartment buildings on Madison Avenue, the Leonori originally had its entrance on the avenue but when retail space on the avenue became very valuable it replaced the entrance with store space and created a new entrance on the side-street. (The apartment building at 45 East 66th Street also moved its entrance off the avenue for the same reasons.)

The building’s original entrance on the avenue had a very handsome portico that was somewhat similar to that of the apartment building at 667 Madison Avenue that was unfortunately demolished for an office building. The 10-story apartment building at 667 was built in 1900 and the next year plans were filed by Maximilian Morgenthau for this 12-story building, which would be the avenue’s tallest on the Upper East Side at that time.

This limestone-clad building was completed in 1902 when its address was 701 Madison Avenue. It was designed by Buchman & Fox. It was designed as an apartment hotel with a rooftop dining room. Morgenthau leased it in 1902 to Charles L. Leonori, after whom the building was named.

In a February 14, 1988 article in The New York Times that is reprinted in his fine book, "Changing New York, The Architectural Scene" (Dover Publications, Inc., 1992), Christopher Gray noted that the 1922 replacement of the avenue lobby with storefronts with iron Ionic pilasters was designed by Jardine, Hill & Murdoch, "the best work of its type on the avenue."

"In 1925," Mr. Gray continued, "the dining room was...

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of The Leonori, 26 East 63rd Street

Carter Horsley's Building Review
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Features & Amenities

  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Elevator


  • Very distinguished pre-war
  • Prime Upper East Side location
  • Close to many boutiques
  • Concierge
  • High ceilings
  • Side-street marquee entrance
  • Sidewalk landscaping
  • 3-story rusticated base


  • No garage
  • Walk-up lobby
  • Many apartments

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