Every Building on Fifth

Just Off Fifth: The Tishman Auditorium

One of only 3 buildings in New York City designed by the masterful artist and (aptly named) architect Joseph Urban, the 1930 Tishman Auditorium of New School University is a striking presence on a street dominated by older rowhouses.  Urban’s work encompassed Viennese Secessionist, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles, which he used on the… Continue reading

At the (UN)FAIR

Today is the last day to visit the (UN)FAIR, the spectacular art fair-cum-installation environment co-curated by our colleagues Jennifer Wallace of n(A)scent Art New York and artist Mikal Glass!  Located at 500 West 52nd Street, this unique exhibition will end today, Sunday, March 9th, with final viewing hours from 11 AM through 8 PM and… Continue reading

70 Fifth Avenue

An early skyscraper by Charles Alonzo Rich, formerly of the prolific residential architectural firm of Lamb & Rich, 70 Fifth Avenue was built for publisher George A. Plimpton as the Educational Building in 1912.  Home to numerous distinguished charity and social work organizations, its tenant roster once included the NAACP. Only three bays wide on… Continue reading

An invitation to THE (UN)FAIR

On behalf of our “Room at the Top” cohost and colleague Jennifer Wallace of nAscent Art New York, we are pleased to invite you to join us this week for one of the season’s most cutting-edge art events. THE(UN)FAIR, a free curated art exhibit with visual art, live performances, and free Ben & Jerry’s ice… Continue reading

68 Fifth Avenue

Dwarfed by its more recent neighbors, this townhouse preserves original Italianate details on its uppermost three floors. 68 Fifth Avenue is now part of The New School’s Sheila C. Johnson Design Center.