969 Fifth Avenue

A pleasant if rather pedestrian building, 969 Fifth Avenue was designed in 1926 by Joseph L. Raimist and represents the then newly accepted idea that a New York City apartment was less one’s primary place of residence and more a seasonal pied-a-terre.  A Renaissance Revival pastiche, the building rises from a very narrow lot, giving… Continue reading

965 Fifth Avenue

965 Fifth Avenue was designed by Irving Magnon, best known as co-designer of the far more elaborate El Dorado apartment house on Central Park West.  This relatively stark building replaced the Jacob Schiff Mansion in 1938.

960 Fifth Avenue

A handsome edifice co-designed by Warren & Wetmore and Rosario Candela, 960 Fifth Avenue was completed in 1927 and replaced the infamous Clark Mansion, easily the city’s most over-the-top private residence.  In place of the mansion’s much-ridiculed Baroque frills, 960 Fifth Avenue’s sedate exterior cloaks a series of apartments noted for their grandeur and individuality… Continue reading