Every Building on Fifth

1411, 1413 and 1415 Fifth Avenue

1411 1413 and 1415 Fifth Avenue

A trio of Edwardian survivors stand at 1411, 1413 and 1415 Fifth Avenue; 1411 is under renovation; 1413’s handsome cornice has recently been restored; while the most distinguished (and most ramshackle) of the three, 1415, still malingers.  Here’s hoping its brownstone-trimmed corner turret comes back to new life in the near future.

1401-1405 Fifth Avenue

1401 1405 Fifth Avenue

An unassuming new build surrounds an original façade at 1401-1405 Fifth Avenue.

1400 Fifth Avenue

1400 Fifth Avenue

1400 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant new eight-story apartment project that fills its Avenue frontage of the block.  Built in 2002 to designs by Roberta Washington Architects, one of the relatively few architectural practices founded by an African-American woman, the building is notable for its excellent ecological footprint – over 60% of the materials used… Continue reading

1367 Fifth Avenue, Engine Co. 58/Ladder Co. 26


Standing at 1367 Fifth Avenue in the shadow of the Senator Robert A. Taft Houses, Engine Company 58/Ladder Company 26 is the only firehouse to front Fifth Avenue.  Organized in 1904, it has been quartered in its present building since 1960.  Its mascot is a firefighting English Bulldog known as Eng-Lad; its motto is “The Fire… Continue reading

The Senator Robert A. Taft Houses, 1345-1395 Fifth Avenue

Senator Taft Houses

The Senator Robert A. Taft Houses face the Martin Luther King Houses over Fifth Avenue for a three-block stretch between 1345 and 1395 Fifth Avenue.  Constructed in 1964 as low-income housing, they may appear bleak to contemporary eyes but have provided homes to generations of New Yorkers since their completion. DeYoung, Moskowitz & Rosenberg were… Continue reading

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