333 Fifth Avenue

A thoroughly trashed brownstone retaining nothing of architectural note save its cornice, 333 Fifth Avenue is still one of the area’s most popular locations, due to the popularity of the Papaya Dog chain, which dishes up tasty street food to tourists lining up for the Empire State Building a block to the north. A rather cheerfully… Continue reading

330 Fifth Avenue, The Astor Building

A typically restrained work by an architect famed for his country houses, 330 Fifth Avenue, The Astor Building, was built in 1926 to plans by Charles Adams Platt for the Astor Family.  New windows have somewhat obscured the prim elegance of the original Colonial Revival design. In addition to his work as an architect, Platt… Continue reading