136 Fifth Avenue

Referred to in the Landmark Preservation Commission’s designation report for the Ladies’ Mile Historic District as a “taxpayer,” 136 Fifth Avenue is all that remains after a 1960 fire destroyed a previously modified brownstone townhouse. At the time that the Ladies’ Mile Historic District was designated, the still extant one-story building sported an aluminum façade… Continue reading

106-108 Fifth Avenue

Po-faced PoMo sums up 106-108 Fifth Avenue.  The intriguing and rather handsome mansard roof may reference a similar feature on the 19th century structure 106-108 Fifth Avenue replaced, but the flimsy-looking balconies compromise the building’s overall proportions and the setback from the streetscape seems less a gracious gesture and more the act of a wallflower. … Continue reading