Designed by architect Emery Roth in 1929. Italian Renaissance style. Prices range from $2.5MM-$31MM (w/maximum allowable financing of 50%). Famous tenants include Jerry Seinfeld. More info in our blog Read more.
The best concert auditorium in NYC hosts the world’s greatest orchestras, instrumentalists and singers. Lately, prominent world-music acts and even rock bands have been added to the mix. Read more.
Last of 5 forts built in NYC for War of 1812. Erected by students of Columbia University. Site of NY Aquarium until 1941. Now host to ferries to Liberty and Ellis Islands. More info avail via our blog Read more.
Check the AIA New York calendar of events & come listen to some of the greatest architects in the world give talks and moderated lectures. Read more.
For a sans-tourist view of the NYC skyline, tell security you're going to Zen Dentistry on the 69th floor. Once there, ask if they take your insurance. While they research, enjoy the view & take pics Read more.
1st US Capitol. Washington took his oath for presidency here. Seen in movies Ghost and Kramer vs. Kramer. Statue outside by John Quincy Adams Ward (see pediment on NY Stock Exchg). More via our blog Read more.
Ghostbusters Building. Dana Barrett lived on 22nd floor. Buddy the Elf's dad lived here too. 1930 bldg with brick that gets lighter going up to give impression of constant sun. Read more in our blog. Read more.
Until 2007 this was the site of oldest stable in NYC which provided riding lessons since 1889. Riders could rent horses to ride in Central Park. Kennedys learned to ride here. More info in our blog Read more.
The best place to forget that you’re in NYC is crammed with gardens, forests and other quiet nooks that are perfect for chilling out. No visit here is complete without a stop by the Cloisters. Read more.
Look west to see the august face of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor, or stop at the northern end of the island to gaze at lower Manhattan and the recently topped-off One World Trade Center. Read more.
An indie park, an anti-campus. Chelsea boys, JDaters, and pretty women, dressed in rompers, promenade in front of people-watchers, perched like fashion editors on wooden benches. Read more.
Lincoln Center is a group of buildings that holds one of the largest complexes for performing arts.The complex is also very worth seeing even if you’re not interested in performing arts. Read more.
Ride vintage wooden escalators dating back to 1902. Look for them on the Broadway side of the shop between the eighth and ninth floors. Read more.
Art-Deco twin-towered apartment complex. Built 1930-31. In Mar-2010 Conan O'Brien had his 17th/18th story penthouse on market for $35MM which included 8 baths & 7 bedroom. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.
World-class performances aside, the Met boasts NYC's must stunning chandeliers. The 2009 restoration of the lobby's starbursts was underwritten by Swarovski -- so you know they're gonna sparkle. Read more.
The best place to gawk at priceless art has a collection that is seemingly endless, spanning creepy Egyptian tombs to the shimmering Impressionist paintings to an unparalleled costume collection. Read more.
See the old City Hall stop, one of NYC’s most majestic stations with vaulted ceilings and Art Nouveau skylights. Stay on the downtown 6 as it passes through the station on its way to the uptown track. Read more.
Manage your Library account on the go! Download our free iPhone app and register at nypl.bibliocommons.com. Read more.
1 World Trade Center will reach the symbolic height of 1776 feet becoming the tallest building in the United States. Read more.
Where Cary Grant got into trouble in North by Northwest - and Eloise frolicked. Once NYC's most famous luxury hotel, now a hybrid hotel/condo. It was glorious in the 1960s, a bit shabby in the 2000s. Read more.
Take the Stage Door Tour to see the 20-foot-high domed ceilings and Art Deco flourishes of Roxy’s Suite, built for vaudeville producer Samuel Lionel “Roxy” Rothafel. Read more.
"Royal Tenenbaum bought the house on Archer Avenue," claims Wes Anderson's film, but if you're heading south from the 375th Street Y, we suggest stopping by the corner of 144th and Convent instead. Read more.
1902 95 foot tall monument dedicated to New Yorkers who participated in Civil War. Original design titled "Temple of Fame" based upon Choragic Monument in Athens. Learn more about site via our blog. Read more.
Thank publisher Joseph Pulitzer—yes, that Pulitzer—for stimulating enough American donations to pay for Lady Liberty’s pedestal. His statue is at the walkway near the left entrance to the statue. Read more.
In 1938, workmen laid down a new 2,295-square-foot rug in the lobby, “stopping only to extricate a workman who had fallen into its folds.” Read more.
Waldorf-Astoria has an abandoned train track under it! It was built atop one of Grand Central Terminal’s many early platform lots through a lease of air rights. Read more.
Named for former actress/philanthropist. Opening evening in 1965 was Danton's Death starring James Earl Jones. Building designed by Eero Saarinen who also designed St. Louis Arch. More info in blog. Read more.
Dean lived here in a single-room apartment on the top floor in 1954. Room measured only 12x12 ft and had a shared bathroom. He lived here prior to moving to Hollywood. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more.
The Dakota was built with 28" thick walls. Boris Karloff's ghost is said to haunt it. Gene Simmons of KISS was denied residency. John Lennon once owned 5 units inside here. Read more via our blog Read more.
Built in shadows of infamous Dakota. 13-story apartment opened in 1907 with rents of $500/month. Designed in French 2nd Empire style. Hannah and Her Sisters filmed here. More info avail via our blog. Read more.
1931 twin-towered co-op. 2-story apts in south tower & 1-story in north tower. Famous residents have included Tiger Woods, Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Steven Spielberg & Bono. More info in blog. Read more.
Architect was Paul Duboy who designed ornamentation on Soldiers & Sailors Monument. Had farm on roof including 500 chickens until city closed in 1907. Where Single White Female set. More info in blog. Read more.
12-story Beaux Arts bldg from 1908. Check out archway entrance along Broadway. Famous former residents include Conan O'Brien, Al Pacino. Rosie O'Donnell and Cyndi Lauper. More info via blog. <LINK> Read more.
Unique building amongst its neighbors. Row-house built in 1887 in Queen Ann style. Brownstone was largely removed in 1957. Walt Disney's niece was former tenant. More info available via our blog. Read more.
1 of only 2 remaining freestanding mansions on the grand blvd of Riverside Dr. Now Yeshiva Ketana School. Formerly home to Isaac Rice and wife Julia. Built in 1903 as gift to Julia. More info in blog. Read more.
7-story brick structure with limestone trim that appears averse to pointed corners. Architect Ralph Townsend lived in boat docked nearby until completion to ensure he was 1st tenant. More via our blog Read more.
A tiny Tudor village that is reminiscent of old London mews. Based upon homes recreated from 20th century play of the same name. Humphrey Bogart once lived here. Learn more via our blog. Read more.
Unique facade which AIA coins "an underrated facade." Name mockingly given to Mahattanites to describe apt living. Built in 1914 with friezes of rattlesnakes, lions, buffalo skulls. More via our blog. Read more.
Every president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt has stayed here. 1973 NY Dolls played Halloween show. In 1998 comedy Coming To America Eddie Murphy received royal cleansing. Full site history via<LINK Read more.
6-room clapboard farmhouse is only remaining freestanding, privately owned home in Village. Nicknamed Cobble Court. Margaret Wise Brown wrote “Goodnight Moon” inside this home. Full history via<LINK> Read more.
Oldest synagogue in continuous use in NYC. Designed by Henry Fernbach 1st prominent Jewish architect. On 8/28/98 5-alarm fire started by worker's blow torch almost claimed site. Full history via<LINK> Read more.
6-story palazzo constructed 1904 for Morton Freeman Plant. Plants sold mansion to Cartier for strand of pearls plus $100 in 1917. When necklace sold in 1957 worth only $170,000. Full history via<LINK> Read more.
Good example 19th century architecture. Italianate-style brown house constructed 1853-1854 in conjunction with neighbors at 107,109,111 by developer Henry H. Butterworth. More site history via<LINK> Read more.
Bldg was originally built in 1928 by Abraham Lefcourt who built much of Garment District. Site was purchased in 1930 by the International Telephone and Telegraph Company. Full site history here<LINK> Read more.
Despite iconic status in 1987 New Yorkers voted as bldg they would most like destroyed in NYC. Each letter atop weighs nearly 4000 lbs. Seen in movies like Catch Me If You Can.More site info via<LINK> Read more.
At 870 feet tall, New York by Gehry is the tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere and a singular addition to the iconic Manhattan skyline. Read more.
Traffic was allowed to drive through arch until 1971. Inside is 102-step spiral staircase now closed to public. 2 statues of George Washington added to north side in 1916. Full site history via<LINK> Read more.
4-story Beaux-Arts bldg. Built 1907 to serve as Station House 2 of NY Fire Patrol. Began in 1839 and closed 2006. Purpose was to save valuables from homes for insurance purposes. Full tale via<LINK>. Read more.
You'd best dress up -- way, way up -- to the lofty Standard of room-runner Kamil Parchomienko if you want past the curtain. Drop Kamil's name with caution, cause he's no dummy. [BlackBook] Read more.