2140 – 2150 Fifth Avenue

2140 – 2142 Fifth Avenue is a rather battered commercial building that overlooks the Callender Playground; window treatments suggest a budget-Beaux Arts.  The cornice has been removed. 2144-2150 Fifth Avenue is a tall, dark and handsome brownstone row in varying degrees of repair.  The basement-levels of the latter have been partially converted to commercial use:… Continue reading

1486 & 1488 Fifth Avenue

A pair of handsome early 20th century buildings, 1486 & 1488 Fifth Avenue exhibit various Italianate and Beaux Arts details in a suave mishmash characteristic of the period.

Two West 111th Street

Two West 111th Street is the first West-numbered building north of West 59th Street and an example of the commercial architecture that made up much of New York in the early 20th century.

Just Off Fifth: 4 East 39th Street

One of the few remaining small-scale commercial works by the great New York architect George B. Post, 4 East 39th Street was originally the home of Keppel & Co., a renowned art gallery that alternated exhibitions of Old Masters with those of contemporary American artists – thus the remarkable likenesses of Rembrandt and James Whistler… Continue reading

697 Fifth Avenue

Incorporated into the St. Regis Hotel’s retail, the little building at 697 Fifth Avenue is a pleasant reminder of the small-scale commercial architecture that once lined this section of the street.