1 West 127th Street,The Harriet

An attractive apartment house with an imposing rounded corner bay, 1 West 127th Street is also known as The Harriet. The building was designed in 1914.

2049 Fifth Avenue

Like its neighbor to the south, 2049 Fifth Avenue was built in 1921 – but, despite being the less interesting design, appears to have held on to its original facade a bit better overall.

2041 Fifth Avenue

Built in 1921, 2041 Fifth Avenue is a late example of the Beaux Arts style – well-proportioned, but sadly shorn of its upper cornices and some other detailing.

1 West 126th Street

The first building in Harlem to go co-op, 1 West 126th Street is built out of bright orange-red brick.  Home to numerous African-American celebrities, including singer and actress Eartha Kitt, bandleader Billy Eckstine and famed gospel singer Della Reese, 1 West 126th Street was built in 1940, and is a typical example of late Art… Continue reading

2002 Fifth Avenue

A red brick box with lick-n-stick balconies, 2002 Fifth Avenue is little more than passable hackwork.