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Central Park Studios, 15 West 67th Street

Between Central Park West & Columbus Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review 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.
 

In the race to be acclaimed the greatest block in the city, 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue is one of the favorites for it is chock full of true "studio" buildings, not the least of which is the famous "Hotel des Artistes" at 1 West 67th Street.

It was designed by Pollard & Steinam in 1918 and the same firm teamed with B. Hustace Simonson in 1905 to design for William J. Taylor the impressive, mid-block studio building at 15 West 67th Street which is known as the Central Park Studios.

The 14-story building has fireplaces and 34 cooperative apartments.

It has a roof deck.

It has some duplexes.

It has a doorman and a live-in superintendent.

The Central Park Studios has a two-story limestone base with a projecting entrance vestibule ornamented with Gothic arches, pinnacles, bosses, and gables.

The middle section of the building is faced with brick enlivened by pulled bricks set in a rhythmic pattern and the top three floors are ornamented with Gothic arches, gables, and buttresses.

The Gothic lobby contains groups of murals executed by various artists associated with the colony.

Stuart Davis, the great American modernist painter, resided here as did Robert Lowell, the famous poet, the New York Review of Books was created in his apartment.

The building, of course, is convenient to Central Park and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

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