2238 Fifth Avenue, Central Harlem District Health Center

The pleasant Colonial Revival building at 2238 Fifth Avenue houses the Central Harlem District Health Center.  A 1930 design by the firm of McKim, Mead and White, the interiors have been given an airy renovation by Steven Yablon Architecture. The building is a New York City landmark.

1230 Fifth Avenue, El Museo del Barrio

Housed in a neo-classical building that shares space with offices and a school, El Museo del Barrio (“The Museum of the Neighborhood”, often shortened to “El Museo”) was founded in 1969 and moved to its current location at 1230 Fifth Avenue in 1977.  A significant collection of pre-Columbian and traditional Native and Latin American art… Continue reading

1184 Fifth Avenue Mt. Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital

Mt. Sinai’s Kravis Children’s Hospital is one of the top-ranked pediatrics centers in the United States.  It is housed in a building at 1184 Fifth Avenue that attempts to mimic nearby apartments houses and would probably have blended rather seamlessly in were its immediate neighbors less disruptive.

1160 Fifth Avenue

An unusually small apartment building by present-day standards, 1160 Fifth Avenue reflects the zoning that characterized the Upper East Side before 1923, when the structure was erected. A pleasant Adamesque design, 1160 Fifth Avenue is the work of the Fred F. French company, who were noted for far more ebullient projects, including the Tudor City… Continue reading

1158 Fifth Avenue

1158 Fifth Avenue is one of the most architecturally distinguished of the apartment houses that face Fifth north of 96th Street.  A handsome structure designed by Crane & Franzheim, the building features one of the city’s most ornate lobbies, an octagonal room sumptuously decorated with Adamesque plasterwork. The partnership of C. Howard Crane and Kenneth… Continue reading