715 Park Avenue

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715 Park Avenue, New York City, NY

715 Park Avenue
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715 Park Avenue in New York City
Building Information
Architect Emery Roth & Sons
Management Company Gumley Haft
Number of Units 77
Number of Floors 18
Year Built 1948
Construction Method Steel
Type of Roof IRMA
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715 Park Avenue, New York City, NY
Distance to Public Transit Less than a block
Region New York City
Municipality New York City
Zoning R10
Title of Land Condominium


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Background

715 Park Avenue

715 Park Avenue was one of the first apartment buildings constructed on Park Avenue after World War II. Today, it is known as a city landmark and is surrounded by some of the most expensive cooperative buildings in New York.

Park Avenue was originally known as Fourth Avenue and carried the tracks of the New York and Harlem Railroad in the 1830s. The railroad originally cut through Murray Hill and was covered in grates and grass. A section of this area was renamed Park Avenue in 1860. [1]

Today, Park Avenue is famous for its offices and apartment buildings. The entire area is known as the Upper East Side. This neighborhood is home to a variety of families and singles. Most people living there have either a Bachelors or Graduate degree. The low temperature in January is 26.2 degrees Fahrenheit and the high in July is 84.2 degrees Fahrenheit. [2]



Location

715 Park Avenue is across from the famous Asia Society. The Asia Society is a non-profit organization that focuses on educating the world about Asia. It was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller III and today, works to address Asian American issues including globalization, human rights, status of women and environmental and global health issues.

Another cultural attraction in the area is the Whitney Museum. The museum features 20th century and contemporary artwork. [3]

Daily errands do not require the use of a car considering all the amenities within walking distance. Some of these conveniences include Gracious Thyme Cafe restaurant, Garden Court Cafe coffee, SML International Produce groceries, the Upper East Side Historic District and the Episcopal Preschool.

For those needing to get beyond walking distance, the transit in the area is excellent and is sure to reach any destination. [4]

Construction

The original building was constructed in 1948 and was converted into a condominium building in 1984. Many of the original apartments were combined into larger suites during the renovation. [5]

The building is clad in red bricks and has balconies off of the southwest corner. On the northwest corner there are some setbacks allowing for private terraces. [6]

The entrance is covered by a canopy that welcomes the residents and guests inside. On the ground level, the exterior is clad in a contrasting grey material. This feature is common in many buildings constructed during this period.

Layout and Features

Many of the suites have been renovated by the owners, so each one varies in content.

Some suites may have outdoor balconies, modern kitchens, renovated tiled bathrooms, custom built California closets, a new paint job, hardwood floors and track lighting.[7]

Other units might have parquet flooring, french doors, royal granite counters, storage, and luxurious bathrooms with rain showers. [8]

Most suites have large windows and open spaces ensuring lots of natural light. Its common to have formal diving rooms and renovated kitchens and bathrooms, high beamed rooms and wooden flooring. [9]

Floor Plans

Amenities

715 Park Avenue is a full-service white glove condominium that provides the following amenities:

  • Full time doorman and a concierge
  • Roof Deck
  • Live-in Superintendent

For those looking for other amenities, within the area is a gym, a Pilates studio, and a spa.

Bylaws

715 Park Avenue Bylaws
Rentals Yes
Pets Yes



  • Pets are permitted with restrictions
  • Rentals are permitted

Sustainability

There is no record of 715 Park Avenue being built with green practices or being renovated with any. However, residents can ensure that they are doing their part for the environment by:

  • Turning off lights
  • Unplugging unused appliances
  • Using recycled paper products within the household
  • Use Green cleaning products [10]

Trivia

Park Avenue Train Crash
  • When Park Avenue was known as Fourth Avenue, it was a highly undesirable place to live due to the smoke and noise from the trains going by.
  • In 1902, there was a huge train accident that forced the city to pass a law requiring that all trains be electric by 1908.
  • In 1922 Park Avenue was paved to make it suitable for automobiles. The road was 56 feet wide, but was then reduced to 38 in order to make space for sidewalks. [11]
  • Park Avenue is also home to headquarters and significant businesses such as Alcoa, Environmental Defense Fund, Ferrari, Heineken International, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz. [12]


References

  1. Wikipedia - Park Avenue
  2. Point 2
  3. Whitney
  4. Walk Score
  5. Street Easy
  6. Upper East Side
  7. Zillow
  8. Romolini
  9. Upper East Side
  10. Whole Living
  11. Streetswiki
  12. Wikipedia


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