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41 West 96th Street

Between Central Park West & Columbus Avenue

Carter Horsley
Reviewed by Carter Horsley
Carter Horsley Carter B. Horsley, a former journalist for The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Post. Mr. Horsley is also the editorial director of CityRealty.com.
 

This handsome, beige-brick, mid-block, apartment building was erected in 1925 and converted to a cooperative in 1982.

The 16-story building has 61 apartments.

It has a very nice roofline with wrought-iron parapets that are somewhat similar to those atop 27 West 96th Street nearby, which adds a nice, distinctive quality to this pleasant block that is anchored at Central Park West by the very impressive First Church of Christ Scientist on Central Park West that was erected in 1903 and designed by Carrere & Hastings in the style of Nicholas Hawksmoor's churches in London. The block has combines several attractive, mid-rise, apartment buildings with numerous attractive, low-rise structures.

This building is across the street from the magnificently decorative apartment building at 50 West 96th Street.

The neighborhood is one of the more interesting ones in the city as many of the sidestreets to the south are among the loveliest in the city and several of the city's larger and better housing developments are nearby such as Park West Village to the north and the handsome towers of the West Side Urban Renewal Area along Columbus Avenue.

There is excellent cross-town bus service on this street and the Eighth Avenue subway station is at the Central Park West corner.

This building, which has an exposed roof-top watertank, has some unusual window reveals on the fourth floor that are quite bold and a canopied entrance that leads to a nice lobby. The building has a concierge and sidewalk landscaping, but no garage and no health club.

Carter B. Horsley

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