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...
253 West 72nd Street

253 West 72nd Street

253 West 72nd Street View of 253 West 72nd Street from southwest.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK The Hotel Westover by Tom Miller In the first years of the 20th century, residence hotels straddled the line between transient hotels and apartment...
244 West 72nd Street

244 West 72nd Street

244 West 72nd Street View of 242 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Aw Shucks: The Oysterman was Very Shellfish by Tom Miller In 1927 George and Edward Blum demolished the old buildings at 244 through 248 West 72nd Street and began...