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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Life on Park Avenue

812 Park Avenue
Photo by myself, around Park Avenue and 75th Street.

The lobbies of Park Avenue buildings are as refined and elegant as the exteriors.

This is the view at 812 Park Avenue, a pre-war residential building on the Upper East Side. There are plaster friezes above the windows and stone floors.

The lobby is spacious. This is the view of one of two windows. I wish I'd taken a photo of the ceiling, which has ornate coffers and a large chandelier hanging in the middle.

The brass plaque to the right is shows what floor each elevator is on. There are multiple doormen at this building. Friday morning, the doormen were milling about, getting the mail and deliveries sorted.

The doormen were so nice, answering my questions about the building. Later, one hailed a cab for me and held an umbrella over my head! What super-deluxe treatment!

Related posts: It's All in the Details, on the Upper East Side, Hovering Above Park Avenue and Glitzy Glam, Outside the Pierre.


Ice Queen said...

Kitty the picture reminds of those movies from the 30's and 40's - the simple yet elegant look

RedPat said...

Lovely space! Your post reminded me of the Seinfeld episode when Jerry got into hassles with a doorman.