310 West 72nd Street

310 West 72nd Street

310 West 72nd Street View of 310 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive  Rent Control[ling] by Tom Miller The change of West 72nd Street from an exclusive residential neighborhood to a vibrant street of shops and apartment buildings was nearly...
72nd Street Kiosk

72nd Street Kiosk

72nd Street Kiosk 1907 View of West 72nd Street IRT Kiosk.  Courtesy Museum of the City of New York. The Sherman Square Station by Tom Miller When the idea of a subway line in New York City was first bandied about in 1864, the Upper West Side was mostly undeveloped,...
305 West 72nd Street

305 West 72nd Street

305 West 72nd Street View of 305 West 72nd Street from southwest.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK The Luxonia by Tom Miller One of the earliest signs that change was coming to the mansion-lined West 72nd Street arrived in December 1912, when architect Gaetan...
240 West 72nd Street

240 West 72nd Street

240 West 72nd Street View of 240 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Just the Right Tenor by Tom Miller In 1886 developer, William Harloe began construction on a row of five upscale homes on West 72nd Street, between Broadway and...
222 West 72nd Street

222 West 72nd Street

222 West 72nd Street View of 222 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Defaced C.P.H. Gilbert Building Turns the Other Cheek by Tom Miller In October 1886 architect C. P. H. Gilbert, well-known for designing sumptuous mansions, filed...