The Belnord

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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 US
The Belnord
Location 225 W. 86th St., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°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
Area 2 acres (0.81 ha)
Built 1908
Architect Weekes, H. Hobart
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Italian Renaissance
NRHP Reference # 80002670[1]
Added to NRHP April 23, 1980

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

It was designed in 1908 by the noted 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.[4] In March 2015, it was sold to HFZ Capital [5]