Location: 337 East 64th Street between 1st & 2nd Ave.
Block/Lot: 1439 / 19
Number of Floors: 5 plus a full cellar
Lot Size: 10,042 square feet
Buildable Square Feet (incl. Basement): 61,214 square feet plus garden terraces
Zoning: R8B, C2-5 overlay
This property was designed in 1906 by the famous Hunt & Hunt architects who were also known for their work designing the square block Armory at 26th Street and Lexington Avenue and the office building at 373 Fifth Avenue.
The building exhibits tapestry brick and large arches in its design. The Romanesque Revival style was combined with industrial design characteristics. The building features three large central arched bays with cast iron framed window insets. The bays are framed in brick. There are circular rosettes made out of brick between the arches. The structure is topped by a brick parapet supported on a series of small arches.
In the 1920s, it was used for tobacco storage before being turned back into a garage in the 1930s. Despite changes over the years, the building has remained largely intact. It possesses most of its original fabric. The base was altered in the 1980s to incorporate new openings and to widen the existing entrance. The main floor was renovated, but the upper four stories are intact. They still show their original Hunt and Hunt design. Without the pressing need to update the building, the owners have maintained its historic qualities. This building symbolizes the pride, prestige and tastes prevalent in the epoch of their construction.
The building at 337 East 64th Street is a 5 story parking garage constructed of steel, brick and concrete. The lot is 10,042 square feet. The FAR above grade is 46,210 and there is a full cellar of 10,000 feet. 5,000 building feet can be added to the property, plus extensive gardens, on the roof for a total of 51,214 FAR above grade and 10,000 feet below grade. The slab to slab ceiling heights are 10’ in the cellar, 10’ 4” on the ground through 4th floors and 11’ 5” on the fifth floor. There are windows in the front and rear of the building and skylights on the top floor. The slab carries a live load of 120 pounds per square foot.
The property is in the midst of medical institutions. It directly abuts a division of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital and is one avenue block from East End Avenue on which can be found Weill Cornell Hospital, Presbyterian Hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering, and The Rockefeller Institute, etc. Subway and bus service are in the immediate area as is an entrance to the FDR Drive.