322 West 72nd Street

322 West 72nd Street

322 West 72nd Street View of 322 West 72nd Street from north.  Courtesy NYC Municipal Archive The Birth of the Selfie by Tom Miller As 19th century mansions along West 72nd Street made way for 20th century apartment buildings in the post-World War I years, Milton P....
Beginners try their Hand at Filling a Canvas

Beginners try their Hand at Filling a Canvas

By Claudie Benjamin Wish I could paint…that longing, not so much to be an artist or live an artist’s life, but to have the experience of putting paint to canvas and making an image to take home, is not that unusual according to Marci Freede, owner of The Paint Place...
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...
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...