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The Claremont, 255 West 85th Street

Between Broadway & West End Avenue

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Carter Horsley
Review 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.
 

This attractive, 21-story, red-brick, mid-block apartment tower was erected in 1988. It is a condominium with 65 units.

The building has a simple, two-story limestone entrance surround with a nice bright lobby, a concierge and a health club. The tower has a six-story base and offers very good views from its upper floors. It has a small planter at the east side of its entrance and discrete air-conditioners.

This building, which has no garage and no balconies, but many bay windows, is not related to the Claremont Riding Academy, where the public can rent horses for rides in Central Park. The academy, or stables, are located nearby at 175 West 89th Street.

This building has a central Upper West Side location close to Zabar's, Barnes & Noble, a cineplex and numerous restaurants and stores. It is not far from a subway station on Broadway at 86th Street, which has excellent cross-town bus service.

The neighborhood is one of the city's finest architecturally with many superb pre-World War II apartment buildings and some well-designed late 20th Century apartment houses as well.

Carter B. Horsley

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