127 West 72nd Street

127 West 72nd Street

127 West 72nd Street View of 127 West 72nd Street from south.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK The 16-MPH Lead Foot by Tom Miller Charles Batchelor completed a row of five upscale homes along the north side of West 72nd Street, between Columbus Avenue and...
121 West 72nd Street

121 West 72nd Street

121 West 72nd Street View of Raleigh Apartment Hotel at 121 West 72nd Street from south.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK The Hotel Raleigh by Tom Miller In 1925 Nathan Minskoff, who headed the Milnat Realty Corp., demolished the three 1887 rowhouses at 119...
A Fine Cup of Tea: Relaxing and Restorative

A Fine Cup of Tea: Relaxing and Restorative

By Claudie Benjamin Though New York City is where she worked for two decades in corporate finance, this one-time resident of the Ansonia, who has most recently been living upstate with her artist husband and children, Elina Medvedeva brings an enticing undefined...
239 West 72nd Street

239 West 72nd Street

239 West 72nd Street View of 239 West 72nd Street from south.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Fortune Was His Middle Name by Tom Miller In 1895, the prolific architect and developer Charles Buek began construction on a striking mansion at 239 West 72nd Street. ...
41 West 72nd Street

41 West 72nd Street

41 West 72nd Street View of 41 West 72nd Street from southeast.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK Blind Love at The Hermitage by Tom Miller On April 21, 1926, the recently-formed 41 West Seventy-second Street Corporation purchased the five-story Curtis P. Cook...
27 West 72nd Street

27 West 72nd Street

27 West 72nd Street View of 27 West 72nd Street from southeast.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive LINK The Olcott by Tom Miller The Olcott Hotel attracted professional, moneyed residents.  Among the first were Sol Bashwitz, described by The New York Times as a “wealthy...