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The Parkwood in Flatiron/Union Square: Review and Ratings | CityRealty

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

This attractive, Beaux-Arts-style, 12-floor building at 31 East 28th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue South in the NoMad neighborhood was erected in 1913 and converted from a commercial building designed by Schwartz & Gross to a residential condominium by Henry J. Justin of HJ Development Corporation in 2006. 

It has 21 apartments and is known as the Parkwood.

Mr. Justin’s other conversion projects have included the Cass Gilbert condominium at 130 West 30th Street and the Heywood at 263 Ninth Avenue at 26th Street.

CMA Design Studio was the architect for the conversion.

Alan Tanksley did the interior design.

Bottom Line

This is an elegant pre-war loft building designed originally by Schwartz & Gross close to Madison Square Park with few apartments and high ceilings.


The building has a three-story limestone base and a beige-brick façade divided into three bays of two double-paned windows each.  The building has an attractive stringcourse above the third floor and the spandrels have attractive masonry designs and the base of the window sills have elaborate designs.


The building has a doorman on weekdays from 12 to 9 PM and weekends from 7 AM to 7 PM.  It also has a superintendent, a roof deck, a lobby refrigerator, storage space, keyed elevator access, and video intercom.


Apartments have 11-foot ceilings, four-inch wide fumed white oak floors, double-insulated windows, rift-cut white oak kitchen cabinetry, 18-inch ribbed glass passage door transoms, open kitchens with Calacatta “Vision” marble decks and floors, Gaggenau and Sub-Zero appliances, double-sink bathroom vanities and full-door bathroom mirrors.  Master baths have Aqua Crackle porcelain tile wainscoting.

There are two duplex, two-bedroom penthouse units with 287-square-foot terraces, 21-foot-long entrance galleries that lead past 11-foot-wide home offices to 21-foot-long dining rooms across from 12-foot-wide open kitchens with islands and 21-foot-wide living rooms.

The east half-floor residences have two bedrooms, a 22-foot-wide living room, a 14-foot-widedining area next to a 13-foot-wide kitchen with an island, a 24-foot-long gallery and a balcony off the master bedroom.

The west half-floor residences are similar to the east half-floor residences but do not have balconies.

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