267-269 West 72nd Street

267-269 West 72nd Street

267-269 West 72nd Street View of 269 West 72nd Street from southwest.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Florida’s Real Estate Bargain by Tom Miller By 1924 West 72nd Street was no longer the elegant residential street it was in the 1880’s and...
Massage for Self-Care and Pain Relief

Massage for Self-Care and Pain Relief

By Claudie Benjamin   When Massage Therapist Pam Christenson talks about the purpose and value of massage she says it ranges from providing specific pain relief, focusing on preventive care and creating a stress-free space for 60-90 minutes of self-care. Most...
40 West 72nd Street

40 West 72nd Street

40 West 72nd Street View of 40 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Priceless Sleep at The Hotel Bancroft by Tom Miller The era of opulent private mansions along West 72nd Street was ending in the post-World War I years.  High-stooped...

144 West 72nd Street

144 West 72nd Street View of 144 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Unamusing Tax Fraud by Tom Miller In offering the house at 144 West 72nd Street for sale in April 1889, developer George J. Hamilton described it as “elegant” and said that...
146 West 72nd Street

146 West 72nd Street

146 West 72nd Street View of 146 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Moored and Moorish by Tom Miller In 1884, the prolific architectural firm of Thom & Wilson designed a long row of brownstone-faced houses...