1150 Grand Concourse

Horace Ginsbern & Marvin Fine
Grand Concourse Historic District, National Register Historic District

With its curved corners, Art Moderne flourishes and geometric cast stone entryway, 1150 Grand Concourse is arguably one of the most striking examples of Art Deco architecture in the neighborhood. The six-story building incorporates six light courts, which not only provide tenants with fresh air, but also lend the façade a streamlined flare. The vibrant tinted mosaic tile mural of tropical fish at the building’s entrance lends 1150 Grand Concourse the nickname, the “Fish Building.” Notably, the building’s architects, Ginsbern & Fine, along with Ginsbern’s son Frederick, were also responsible for the designs of the Chock Full O’ Nuts restaurant chain in New York City.