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785 Park Avenue: Review and Ratings

between East 73rd Street & East 74th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 785 Park Avenue by Carter Horsley

This attractive, 20-story building at 785 Park Avenue on the northeast corner at 73rd Street was built in 1940 by Frank Morrell, who acquired the site from Sam Minskoff & Sons.

It was designed by George F. Pelham Jr., who also designed 1130 Park Avenue and 1150 Park Avenue.

It has 85 co-operative apartments.

Bottom Line

A pleasant apartment building with a doorman and a roof deck in a prime Park Avenue location.

Description

The red-brick building has a one-story limestone base and a canopied entrance with a two-story entrance surround.

It has consistent fenestration and some terraces.

It has discrete and protruding air-conditioners.

 

Amenities

The building has a doorman, a live-in superintendent, a gym, storage and a roof deck.

It permits pets.

 

Apartments

Apartment 4A is a three-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 23-foot-long living room, and a 17-foot-long kitchen.

Apartment 6DE is a two-bedroom unit with an 11-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 14-foot-wide gallery that leads to a 26-foot-long living/dining room next to a 16-foot-long kitchen with an 8-foot-wide breakfast room and a 9-foot-wide laundry.  The unit also has a 16-foot-long library.

A penthouse apartment has a 22-foot-long living room with a 9-foot-long kitchen and a 14-foot-long terrace.

Apartment 17BC is a one-bedroom unit with a 30-foot-wide living room, a 29-foot-long media room, a 17-foot-long dining room next to a 19-foot-long kitchen.  The living room has access to a 600-square-foot south terrace and a 700-square-foot north terrace and the dining room has access to a 200-square-foot east terrace.  There is also an 8-foot-long guest room.

Apartment 3E is a two-bedroom unit with a 9-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 12-foot-wide gallery that leads to a 23-foot-long living room and an elliptical 13-foot-wide dining room next to a large pantry and kitchen.

Apartment 4E has an entry foyer that leads to a 15-foot-wide gallery that opens onto a 23-foot-long living room with a fireplace next to a 12-foot-long angled dining room next to a 14-foot-long kitchen.

Apartment 6B is a one-bedroom unit that has a 10-foot-wide entry foyer that leads to a 33-foot-long living room with a 9-foot-long dining alcove next to a kitchen and the foyer leads through an angular hall to the bedroom.

Apartment 11C is a two-bedroom unit that has an 8-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 14-foot-long gallery that opens onto a 23-foot-long living room.  The apartment has a 12-foot-long enclosed  kitchen.

History

A penthouse was initially leased by Jack F. Chrysler, the son of the automobile manufacturer.

Sam Minskoff began his career as a plumber in 1908 and built a variety of projects throughout the city and in Westchester County. One of the firm’s major projects was the apartment building at 480 Park Avenue that was completed in 1929. The Minskoffs, however, are best known as one of the seven legendary families of office builders that reshaped the Manhattan skyline in the generation after World War II.

Rating

21
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 21 / 44

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27
Out of 36

Location Rating: 27 / 36

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13
Out of 39

Features Rating: 13 / 39

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8
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69

CityRealty Rating Reference

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