737 Park Avenue

Building Name

737 Park Avenue


Sylvan Bien

Year(s) Built



Upper East Side Historic District

737 Park Avenue
737 Park Avenue
Project Information:

Classicizing Art-Deco style apartment building designed by Sylvan Bien
and built in 1940. Application is to create and alter window openings and replace windows at the penthouse.

CB8 Hearing: 02/20/13 (Approved)
LPC Hearing: 03/05/13 (Approved)

Other projects: July 10, 2012; April 23, 2013; June 25, 2013;  2017

FRIENDS' Testimony:

Most of proposed changes to the fenestration at the upper levels of 737 Park Avenue, including the introduction of a window type that departs from the master plan, are appropriate due to their limited visibility from the street. However, the assemblage of the central penthouse windows on the Park Avenue elevation disrupts the regularized window pattern of this Classically-influenced Art Deco design. As a significant, visible feature, we ask the Commission to work with the applicant in preserving this rhythm of openings.