Posts Tagged ‘art deco apartment building’

Art Deco on the Grand Concourse

September 10, 2008

Okay, so the Grand Concourse—aka, the Park Avenue of the Bronx, opened in 1909 and modeled after the Champs-Elysees in Paris—doesn’t start out in the Mott Haven section of the borough all that grandly.

Pick it up around 161st Street, however, and it becomes a massive thoroughfare divided into three separate roads and flanked by some impressive Art Deco apartment buildings.

Number 888 has this neat circular entryway. Too bad the for rent notice and malpractice lawyer signs give it a low-rent vibe.

The Grand Concourse . . . or a South Beach hotel? Okay, okay, but this apartment tower does have a vaguely Miami feel.

And finally, the Art Deco angel fish building: