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The Finch, 52 East 78th Street: Review and Ratings

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Carter Horsley
Review of 52 East 78th Street by Carter Horsley

This handsome, 13-story, mid-block apartment building was erected in 1920 and is a cooperative with 40 units.

It was formerly part of Finch College and the beige-brick building is distinguished by nice Gothic detailing, especially at the entrance that is flanked by two mini-spires on the second floor. The building has multi-paned windows and arched windows on the second and the third floors. The top floor of the building has very tall windows. The building has a two-step-up entrance with no canopy and no doorman. The building has inconsistent fenestration, no garage and no sidewalk landscaping.

It is on a pretty block and is just to the west of the Morris & Ida Newman Educational Center of the Ramaz School, one of the city's most attractive modern buildings, which has a silvery metal façade with very unusual fenestration and was designed in 1980 by Conklin & Rossant.

This is an excellent Upper East Side location that has good public transportation and is very convenient to numerous museums and art galleries as well as the fashionable boutiques of Madison Avenue. Central Park is very close as is Lenox Hill Hospital.


Out of 44

Architecture Rating: 17 / 44

Out of 36

Location Rating: 25 / 36

Out of 39

Features Rating: 10 / 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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between Amsterdam Avenue & Broadway
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