888 Grand Concourse
Emery Roth & Sons
Grand Concourse Historic District, National Register Historic District
The only building designed by Emery Roth in the historic district, 888 Grand Concourse takes on a distinct streamlined appearance with its three curved bays, which stretch up six stories. The building’s entrance, located beneath the central bay at the corner of East 161st Street, features a concave vestibule decorated with beige and gold mosaic tiles and a terrazzo floor. This central bay is further accentuated by cast stone window surrounds that run the full height of the building and terminate in a stylized Art Deco crown. Emery Roth, one of New York City’s most renowned architects, was responsible for other landmark apartment buildings, including the San Remo and Eldorado on Central Park West in Manhattan.