The Cook Block

A unique micro-district within the greater Upper East Side Historic District, the Cook Block was originally part of the Lenox Family farm; it is the last block facing Fifth Avenue with all its original houses intact – save for the house of the man it is named after. As commerce moved further and further up… Continue reading

Central Park and The Upper East Side

One of the world’s great urban parks, Central Park was designed by the firm of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmstead and was laid out in stages from 1858 through 1873, covering an area of 843 acres bordered by Fifth Avenue to the east, Central Park West to the West, Central Park South (59th Street)… Continue reading

NoMad: 23rd Street to 34th Street

Originally developed as a genteel residential neighborhood similar to Washington Square, the area now known as NoMad (NOrth of MADison Square Park) is one of New York’s most architecturally diverse and historically significant districts. Stretching from 23rd Street to 34th Street, bordered by Madison and Seventh Avenues, and encompassing the Madison Square North Historic District,… Continue reading

The Ladies’ Mile: 14th Street to Madison Square

From 14th Street through 23rd Street and including the west side of the 24th Street block, Fifth Avenue passes through the Ladies’ Mile Historic District, so named for the historic department stores that dominate the area from Broadway to Sixth Avenue. Once the premiere shopping area for the well to do, these buildings have recently… Continue reading