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Lincoln Spencer Arms, 140 West 69th Street

Between Columbus Avenue & Broadway

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.
 

Lincoln Spencer Arts is a 12-story residential cooperative building at 140 West 69th Street with 237 apartments.

It is on the southeast corner of Broadway where it has an chamfered corner.

The ornate, pre-war, Beaux-Arts-style building has a two-story stone base, a pronounced and very decorative bandcourse above the third floor, a lesser one above the 10th floor, and a nice projecting cornice and many bay windows and some wrought-iron balconies.

It was built in 1903 and converted to a cooperative in 1986. It was originally erected as the Spencer Arms Hotel, which was primarily residential with only three large apartments on teach floor

It is a doorman with a live-in superintendent. It has sidewalk landscaping.

It is convenient to the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and the 72nd Street subway station. There is good shopping and many restaurants in the neighborhood.

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