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    This block-long apartment building of 1952 is deliberately deceptive in appearance:  it has a low red-brick portion fronting on Washington Square, designed to harmonize in scale and style with the 19th century townhouses it adjoins. Set back behind it, in glazed white brick, is the 22-story high-rise portion fronting on Fifth Avenue.  Notable tenants over the years include former three-term Mayor of New York City Edward I. Koch, Congresswoman Bella Abzug, photographer Andrè Kertesz and author and AIDS activist Larry Kramer.

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