Central Park West at 86th Street, 1925

Central Park West at 86th Street, 1925
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Looking north along Central Park West toward the Hotel Peter Stuyvesant, which is now Orwell House, a cooperative apartment building.  When it opened its doors in February, 1920, not long before this picture was taken, the New York Times called it a high class hotel, noting that it had 350 rooms and 200 baths, and cost the Sonn Brothers about $1.7 million to build it.  Today, that's probably what a single apartment in the building would sell for.

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