Named after the American President, Lincoln Houses is a 14-building complex of over 1,200 apartments spanning a six-block area between East 132nd Street and East 135th Street between Fifth And Park Avenues. Completed in 1948, the complex’s official address is 60 East 135th Street.
2105-2111 Fifth Avenue is a brownstone row turned down a considerable notch from the ambitious trio immediately to the south. Save for 2105, which has had its entry modified for conversion into a small church, the row is in excellent shape.
A trio of boisterous French Second Empire houses, 2098-2103 Fifth Avenue have been subjected to some curious paint choices (pistachio?) regarding trim as well as an inexplicable fence at the rooftop level. Despite these additions they are an otherwise a well-preserved and engaging presence on the street, displaying an eclectic sensibility that commands the corner… Continue reading
1 West 129th Street, also known as 2100 Fifth Avenue, is an ungainly PoMo design; its value is social, rather than architectural, as it provides affordable housing for New Yorkers with autism and developmental disabilities.
2 West 129th Street incorporates a corner bay into a standard Beaux Arts design of the period similar to that two blocks south at West 127th Street. It is one of the relatively few mixed-use buildings on this stretch of Fifth.