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:

A Classicizing Art-Deco style apartment building designed by Sylvan Bien and built in 1940. . Application is to replace windows.

CB8 Hearing: 06/20/12 (Disapproved)
LPC Hearing: 07/10/12 (Approved)

Other projects: March 5, 2013April 23, 2013; June 25, 2013; 2017

FRIENDS' Testimony:

The Preservation Committee at FRIENDS is grateful to the owner of 737 Park Avenue for proposing a building-wide window replacement campaign which will impart a graceful uniformity to the façade. However, as presented, this proposal misses the perfect opportunity to return the fenestration to its original design by Sylvan Bien. While casement windows may be typical for pure Art Deco designs, 737 Park Avenue reads predominantly as a Classical building. FRIENDS respectfully asks the Commission to work with the applicant to reinstate a window plan that more accurately reflects the original 1/1, double-hung configuration.