208-212 West 72nd Street

208-212 West 72nd Street

208-212 West 72nd Street View of 208-212 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Disorderly Houses by Tom Miller In 1843, when he was just 13 years old, William Herman Gray found work in a hardware store.  By 1892 his carriage factory was...
120-122 West 72nd Street

120-122 West 72nd Street

120-122 West 72nd Street View of 120 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive Harsen House by Tom Miller On December 20, 1890, the Real Estate Record & Builders’ Guide opined, “Seventy-second street is probably the best street on the West...
Community Service Since 1894

Community Service Since 1894

By Claudie Benjamin The National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) was founded in 1894.  In the mid-1970s, the organization moved to what is now known as “Council House” at 241 West 72nd Street. A main activity at the building today is Council Lifetime...
330 West 72nd Street

330 West 72nd Street

330 West 72nd Street View of 330 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The Little King or just the President’s son-in-law?  by Tom Miller Dr. Juan B. Delgado and his brother Jose were wealthy Colombian fruit growers in the first decades of...