740 Park Avenue 

Between East 71st Street & East 72nd Street   |    Park/Fifth Ave. to 79th St.

740 Park Avenue
93

740 Park Avenue has received a CityRealty Rating of 93, based on:

 
Architecture

Anything above 30 is remarkable, from 20-29 is distinguished and from 11-19 is average, while below 11 is below average.

 
Location

Anything above 27 is remarkable, from 18-26 is distinguished and from 9-17 is average, while below 9 is below average.

 
Features

Anything above 22 is remarkable, from 16-21 is distinguished and from 9-15 is average, while below 9 is below average.

Rating Summary

30
Out of 44
+
28
Out of 36
+
25
Out of 39
+
10
=
93
Out of 119
 

Architecture Rating: Points Breakdown

Exterior:
Architectural Masterpiece 8 out of 8 points
Retail Quality:
None 2 out of 5 points
Canopy Entrance:
Dramatic 3 out of 3 points
Alterations:
None 2 out of 2 points
Plaza Or Atrium:
None 0 out of 3 points
Contextual Design:
No, but Very Good 3 out of 3 points
Skyline:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Local Visibility:
Highly Visible 2 out of 2 points
Watertank:
Attractively Enclosed 2 out of 2 points
Airconditioners:
Allowed and Present 0 out of 2 points
Free Standing:
Corner 1 out of 2 points
Gargoyles:
Present 1 out of 2 points
Garden:
Attractive 2 out of 2 points
Fenestration:
No Consistency 0 out of 1 points
Landmark:
Part of Historic District 1 out of 2 points
Unity:
Unified Design 1 out of 1 points
Illumination:
None 0 out of 1 points
Water Element:
None 0 out of 1 points

Location Rating: Points Breakdown

Street Ambience:
Outstanding 5 out of 5 points
Distance To Neighborhood Center:
Less than 20 blocks 4 out of 5 points
Views:
Impressive 3 out of 4 points
Neighborhood Ambience:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Traffic Noise:
Some 2 out of 3 points
Protected Views:
Only Top Floors 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Subway:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Firedepartment Noise:
No Noise 2 out of 2 points
Distance To Supermarket:
3-5 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Park:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Distance To Water:
3-6 Short Blocks 1 out of 2 points
Shopping:
5 or less Short Blocks 2 out of 2 points
Schools:
No Noise 1 out of 1 points
Noise From Nightlife:
None 1 out of 1 points

Features Rating: Points Breakdown

Lobby:
Stunning 5 out of 5 points
Units Per Floor:
2 4 out of 5 points
Ceiling:
11-14 Feet 3 out of 4 points
Balconies:
Very Attractive 3 out of 3 points
Health Club:
Yes 1 out of 2 points
Private Gardens:
None 0 out of 2 points
Storage Rooms:
Considerable 2 out of 2 points
Bay Windows:
None 0 out of 1 points
Fireplaces:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Door Person:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Concierge:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Elevator Person:
None 0 out of 1 points
Recreational Roof:
None 0 out of 1 points
Driveway:
None 0 out of 1 points
Maids Room:
None 0 out of 1 points
Catering:
None 0 out of 1 points
Garage:
None 0 out of 1 points
Mixed Use:
No 0 out of 1 points
Non Rectilinear Form:
No 0 out of 1 points
Unusual Layouts:
Some 1 out of 1 points
Prewar:
Yes 1 out of 1 points
Other Amenities:
Many 2 out of 2 points
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  • #11 Rated co-op - Upper East Side
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Nearby Subway Stations

  1. F
    F
    • Lexington Av (at Lexington Ave and 63rd) (0.43 miles)
     
  2. 6
    6
    • 68th Street - Hunter College (at Lexington Ave) (0.18 miles)
     

740 Park Avenue Overview

The conservatively elegant edifice at 740 Park Avenue on the southwest corner at 71st Street is muted luxury: its polished granite entrance reeks of the prospects of satin sheets and the promise of the echoes of fine crystal.

The 31-unit, 19-story building also has an entrance on the side-street at 71 East 71st Street.

It was designed by Rosario Candela with Arthur Loomis Harmon, the design partner of Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, which designed the Empire State Building.

It was built in 1930.

740 Park Avenue was developed by James T. Lee on the site of his own private house and a limestone mansion that belonged to George Brewster. Lee had been a major developer whose other projects included 998 Fifth Avenue, designed by McKim, Mead & White in 1910, and the Shelton Hotel on Lexington Avenue between 48th and 49th Streets, designed by Arthur Loomis Harmon in 1924.

In his book, “The New York Apartment Houses of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter,” Andrew Alpern noted that Brewster took an apartment in the building that was later acquired by John D. Rockefeller Jr., who expanded it from a duplex to a triplex.  It was later reconfigured as a duplex.

The building, according to Mr. Alpern was “constructed as a co-operative venture but later became a conventional rental apartment house.”  “A reconversion to co-operative ownership was proposed in 1948 at a total price of $3.5 million but was not completed.  In 1952, Rockefeller bought the building from William...

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Features & Amenities

  • Attended Lobby
  • Concierge
  • FT Doorman
  • Hi Rise
  • Pre War
  • Basement Storage
  • Health Club
  • Intercom
  • Elevator
  • Laundry Room

Pros

  • Grand apartments
  • Extremely exclusive and expensive
  • Prime location
  • Doorman
  • Fireplaces
  • High ceilings
  • Concierge
  • Doorman
  • Health club
  • Storage
  • Sidewalk landscaping

Cons

  • No garage
  • No roof deck
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#23 Most viewed co-op in Manhattan (past 30 days).
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#1 Most viewed co-op in Upper East Side (past 30 days).

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