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The Belnord is an apartment building on West 86th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City.

Belnord Apartments
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The Belnord
The Belnord is located in New York City
The Belnord
The Belnord is located in New York
The Belnord
The Belnord is located in the United States
The Belnord
Location225 W. 86th St., New York, New York
Coordinates40°47′18″N 73°58′34″W / 40.78833°N 73.97611°W / 40.78833; -73.97611Coordinates: 40°47′18″N 73°58′34″W / 40.78833°N 73.97611°W / 40.78833; -73.97611
Area2 acres (0.81 ha)
ArchitectWeekes, H. Hobart
Architectural styleLate 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance
NRHP reference #80002670[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 23, 1980
Designated NYCLSeptember 20, 1966

It was designed in 1908 by the architectural firm of Hiss and Weekes. It is 13 stories tall and features Italian Renaissance style decorative elements. It features two massive, two story grand archways that provide entrance to an inner courtyard with landscaped gardens.[2]

The Belnord is one of a handful of full-block apartment buildings in New York. Like other full-block buildings, such as The Apthorp, the Belnord is built around a large, landscaped interior courtyard.[3] The Belnord's courtyard is among the largest in the city.[3]

It is a New York City Landmark and it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

Notable residents have included the writer Isaac Bashevis Singer, actor Zero Mostel and jazz impresario Art D'Lugoff.

The building was acquired by Extell Development Company in 1994 for $15 million.[4] For the next 20 years, Extell fought to deregulate the building and remove its rent-stabilized status. In March 2015, the residential portion of the building was sold to HFZ Capital for $575 million.[5] HFZ hired architect Robert A. M. Stern to renovate 95 of the building's apartments, which would be sold as condos for a total value of over $1.35 billion.[6]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Bradley Frandsen; Joan R. Olshansky & Elizabeth Spencer-Ralph (October 1979). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Belnord Apartments". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-25. See also: "Accompanying three photos".
  3. ^ a b "The Belnord," Carter B. Horsley.
  4. ^ Jones, David (November 22, 2013). "Appeals court voids Extell's Belnord tenant deal". The Real Deal.
  5. ^ Barbanel, Josh (March 12, 2015). "The Belnord on Upper West Side Gets a New Owner". Wall Street Journal.
  6. ^ Carmiel, Oshrat (April 5, 2017). "Historic NYC Building Aims for $1.35 Billion Condo Conversion". Bloomberg.