812 Fifth Avenue

An 18-story 30-apartment building erected in 1963, 812 Fifth Avenue is an excellent essay in the subtle contextualism that characterized the Mid-20th Century along this stretch of Fifth.  Designed by Robert L. Bien, the building features setbacks, terraces and cornice lines that harmonize with 810 Fifth Avenue to the south and suggest the more flamboyant… Continue reading

“Room at the Top” visits the Harkness Residence

On behalf of Landmark Branding LLC and nAscent Art New York, we’re pleased to say that our recent installment of “Room at the Top” was a wonderful afternoon! 20 real estate and arts & culture professionals gathered at the historic Harkness Residence on the Upper East Side for a completely booked private tour of one of New… Continue reading

810 Fifth Avenue

The southernmost of the Beaux Arts apartment houses that dominate this stretch of Central Park, 810 Fifth Avenue is also one of the most exclusive.  Consisting of only 12 residences including a multi-story penthouse, the building was completed in 1926 to plans by J.E.R. Carpenter, one of the leading apartment house architects of the day;… Continue reading

Central Park and The Upper East Side

One of the world’s great urban parks, Central Park was designed by the firm of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead and was laid out in stages from 1858 through 1873, covering an area of 843 acres bordered by Fifth Avenue to the east, Central Park West to the West, Central Park South (59th Street)… Continue reading