308 Fifth Avenue’s altered façade still retains its handsome Beaux Arts shop window and a row of columns at its upper story; it was the original location of the well-known Strauss Toy Shop. .
307 Fifth Avenue is an ample slice of Art Deco replete with low-relief decoration suggestive of the better-known Chanin Building at 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue. The building was designed by William I. Hohauser, the celebrated theater architect. Of the 19 movie houses he designed in the tri-state area, only three remain open, including the… Continue reading