David V. Griffin article on Lobby Renovation Featured in Real Estate Weekly

Sherry Netherland Lobby Ceiling

Landmark Branding is pleased to announce the recent appearance of Founder & CEO David V. Griffin’s article on New York City’s lobby renovations in the June 15th issue of Real Estate Weekly.  The piece features Fifth Avenue classics such as the Feil Organization’s 261 Fifth Avenue and the Sherry Netherland Hotel (the recently restored lobby… Continue reading

807 Fifth Avenue, The Knickerbocker Club

The Knickerbocker Club

A block north of the Metropolitan Club, the Knickerbocker Club is worlds away in terms of design, aesthetics and reputation.  One of the city’s most exclusive clubs, the Knickerbocker is housed in an austere yet roomy Delano & Aldrich Colonial Revival design of 1913. Simple, gracious interiors are visible through tall Federal-style windows.  A small… Continue reading

800 Fifth Avenue

800 Fifth Avenue

800 Fifth Avenue is a dreary slab. A heavy-handed rear garden may provide some pleasure to the inhabitants but contributes nothing at the street level; the Central Park façade is worse.

Strand Books Central Park Kiosk, East 60th Street and Central Park

Strand Books Kiosk

A booth rather than a building but no less an essential part of the Plaza District, the Strand Books Kiosk is a unique satellite location of the famed used and new bookstore at 13th Street and Broadway just south of Union Square.  Open daily from 10 AM to dusk (weather permitting), it’s a great place… Continue reading

2 East 61st Street, The Pierre Hotel

The Pierre Hotel

Another tour-de-force fantasy from Schultz & Weaver, architects of the Sherry-Netherland a block to the south, The Pierre Hotel of 1929 is French rather than Flemish, Classical rather than Gothic and limestone rather than brick, but the results are equally charming at the street level and memorable upon the skyline. The somewhat labyrinthine interiors include… Continue reading

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