1048 Fifth Avenue, The Neue Galerie

1048 Fifth Avenue

Called “one of the finest mansions on Fifth Avenue” by the New York Landmarks Commission, 1048 Fifth Avenue was designed by Carrere & Hastings, the architects of the New York Public Library at Fifth & 42nd Street, among other major buildings.  Built for William Starr Miller, the house was later purchased by Grace Wilson Vanderbilt,… Continue reading

1000 Fifth Avenue, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art at 1000 Fifth Avenue is the largest art museum in the United States and one of the largest art museums in the world.  Holding an incomparable encyclopedic collection that spans thousands of years and includes work from every continent save Antarctica it may be the most comprehensive collection of art… Continue reading

991 Fifth Avenue

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A lavishly detailed survivor from the Gilded Age, 991 Fifth Avenue was designed by architects James R. Turner and William G. Killian.  A later owner commissioned new interiors from Ogden Codman Jr., one of the most talented designers of the time. The house was purchased by the American Irish Historical Society in 1939 for its… Continue reading

2 East 79th Street, The Ukrainian Institute of America

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The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion at 2 East 79th Street was designed by C.P.H. Gilbert, whose nearby 3 East 78th Street helped set the tone for the Cook Block overall. An exemplary work in the Chateauesque style, the house is an inventive mixture of French Gothic and early Renaissance elements reinterpreted for a New York townhouse; invented… Continue reading

The Frick Art Reference Library, 10 East 71st Street

The Frick Art Reference Library

Founded by Helen Clay Frick as a memorial to her father Henry, whose collection is housed in the mansion directly adjacent, the Frick Art Reference Library is one of the most important such institutions in the country.  Holding over 228,000 monographs and nearly 3,500 periodical titles, the library’s focus is on the history and development… Continue reading

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