344 West 72nd Street, The Chatsworth

344 West 72nd Street, The Chatsworth

344 West 72nd Street, The Chatsworth View of 340 & 344 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The Chatsworth: Where to Kidnap a Detective by Tom Miller As the 20th century dawned over Manhattan, the ongoing project...
3 Riverside Dr., The Kleeberg Residence

3 Riverside Dr., The Kleeberg Residence

3 Riverside Dr., The Kleeberg Residence View of 3 Riverside Drive taken from West at Riverside Park; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive A fit of the blues and recurring dizziness… by Tom Miller In 1919, two decades after the fact, The Northeastern Reporter explained the...
53 West 72nd Street, The Janet

53 West 72nd Street, The Janet

53 West 72nd Street, The Janet View to the Northeast corner of Columbus Avenue and West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Singers and Sinners by Tom Miller Leopold Friedman was a partner in the real estate firm Lespinasse & Friedman, perhaps best known...
30 West 72nd Street

30 West 72nd Street

30 West 72nd Street View of 30 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Old, and New Deals by Tom Miller Born in Mannheim, Germany in 1856, Henry Morgenthau came to America as a boy with his large family (he was one of...
50 West 72nd Street

50 West 72nd Street

50 West 72nd Street View of 50 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Gangsters and Showgirls–often Both! by Tom Miller By the mid-1920’s the rows of fashionable private residences that had lined West 72nd Street...
101 West 72nd Street

101 West 72nd Street

101 West 72nd Street View of 101 West 72nd Street taken from south along Columbus at West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Bank at the Base, Smoke Police Upstairs by Tom Miller In real estate circles, Charles Buek was a sort of one-man show.  His firm,...