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885 Park Avenue: Review and Ratings

between East 78th Street & East 79th Street View Full Building Profile

Carter Horsley
Review of 885 Park Avenue by Carter Horsley

This attractive, brown-brick, 14-story building at 885 Park Avenue on the northeast corner at 78th Street was erected in 1927 and converted to a cooperative in 1956.

It has 36 apartments.

It was designed by Schwartz & Gross, whose other buildings on the avenue include 470, 525, 888, 910, 911, 930, 941, 970, 983, 1045, 1070, 1095, 1125 and 1165.

Bottom Line

A pleasant pre-war with some large apartment layouts in a prime location on Park Avenue.

Description

The building has a two-story limestone base with a canopied entrance with an attractive entrance  surround, a bandcourse above the second floor, nice window surrounds on the third floor, a brand and detail bandcourse above the third floor, broad partial bandcourse at the 7th, 10th  and 13th floors and two-story high window surrounds on the top two floors. 

The building also has a nice cornice and limestone quoins.

It has no sidewalk landscaping and protruding air-conditioners.

Amenities

The building has a doorman, concierge, a gym and a laundry. 

It permits pets but has no sidewalk landscaping and protruding air-conditioners.

Apartments

Penthouse B is a two-bedroom unit with a 16-foot-long entry foyer that leads to a 28-foot-long living room with a fireplace, a 14-foot-long dining room next to a 15-foot-long kitchen, and a 14-foot-long library and a 95-foot-long terrace.

Apartment 15A is a three-bedroom duplex with a 24-foot-long entrance  gallery with staircase that leads to a 18-foot-long library, a 29-foot-long living room with a fireplace and a 20-foot-long dining room next to a pantry and a 34-foot-long kitchen with a 19-foot-long office/family area and a laundry on the lower level and a 62-foot-long “grand living area” with a very large wrap-around terrace, a 19-foot-long sitting room, a 19-foot-long media room, a 13-foot-long office, a 13-foot-long kitchen and a 13-foot-long staff room on the upper level.

Apartment 14A is a four-bedroom unit with a 25-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 30-foot-long living room with a fireplace, a 20-foot-long library and a 21-foot-long dining room next to a 17-foot-long pantry and a 15-fooot-long kitchen and an 11-foot-long den/office, a  laundry and a staff room

Apartment 15C is a four-bedroom unit that has a 33-foot-long entrance gallery that leads to a 30-foot-long living room with wood-burning fireplace and a 22-foot-long dining room with fireplace next to a 28-foot-long kitchen, a 14-foot-long laundry and a 10-foot-long staff room.

Location

The building is a block north of Lenox Hill Hospital. It is also close to many boutiques and art galleries along Madison Avenue as well as many restaurants and cultural institutions in the area. A local subway station on Lexington Avenue at 77th Street. Cross-town buses run on 79th Street. The side-street here is very pleasant.

Rating

22
Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 22 / 44

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28
Out of 36

Location Rating: 28 / 36

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15
Out of 39

Features Rating: 15 / 39

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9
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74

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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