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,...
176 West 72nd Street

176 West 72nd Street

176 West 72nd Street View of 176 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Finishing School to Terra Cotta Finishes by Tom Miller The oldest private school for girls in New York City was established in 1816 by Mrs. Esther...
174 West 72nd Street

174 West 72nd Street

174 West 72nd Street View of 174 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Four Architects and One Roe Mansion by Tom Miller On December 13, 1861, Albert Seeley Roe married Rhuamy (known to friends and family as Amy) A....
170 West 72nd Street

170 West 72nd Street

170 West 72nd Street View of 170 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Beef Over Roast Beef by Tom Miller Joseph Horn and Frank Hardart opened their first restaurant in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888.  When...
134 West 72nd Street

134 West 72nd Street

134 West 72nd Street View of 134 West 72nd Street taken from north along West 72nd Street; Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The West End Club[house] and International Sunshine Society by Tom Miller In 1883 real estate operator, Margaret Crawford began construction on...