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308 East 79th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 308 East 79th Street by Carter Horsley

This quite handsome, 17-story, mid-block apartment building is typical of the contextual architecture of the 1920's that sought to make the major residential crosstown streets as elegant as Park Avenue. With a two-story, light-colored base beneath a dark-brown brick façade with terra-cotta decorative elements on portions of the third and the top three floors, this large building has a rather delightful eccentricity about its stylistic syncopation. It is eclectic, but good-neighborly. The 192-unit building was erected in 1927 and converted to a cooperative in 1984. Located just to the east of Second Avenue, it is close to many popular restaurants and has excellent crosstown bus service.

When entering the building one passes by the original cast bronze lanterns and black lacquered doors into the marble-clad deco-detailed ante-room prior to entering a large glamorous palatial lobby with lead windows, marble walls, and terrazzo floors. Original mahogany-paneled elevator cars on two wings provide access to boutique landing shared by a few shareholders.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 19 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 20 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 11 / 39


CityRealty Rating Reference

  • 30+ remarkable
  • 20-29 distinguished
  • 11-19 average
  • < 11 below average
  • 27+ remarkable
  • 18-26 distinguished
  • 9-17 average
  • < 9 below average
  • 22+ remarkable
  • 16-21 distinguished
  • 9-15 average
  • < 9 below average
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