351 Fifth Avenue, The B. Altman’s Building

Arguably the best department store building in New York City, the former B. Altman’s at 351 Fifth Avenue is a restrained design by Trowbridge & Livingston created when the store moved from its former location on Sixth Avenue.  Designed to blend in with the staid mansions that then dominated the area, the store was famed… Continue reading

Murray Hill: From 34th St. to 42nd St.

Named after the 18th century estate of the prosperous Murray Family, whose mansion stood on a now-removed glacial mound, Murray Hill is today a pleasant mix of office buildings, shops, apartment houses and residences, including some of Manhattan’s finest surviving brownstones. Stretching from 34th to 42nd Streets and from Fifth to Lexington Avenues, the neighborhood… Continue reading