Category Archives: New York State

Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, 14th Street, NYC

There isn’t a lot of information available about this intriguing little building on 14th Street in Manhattan. The two-story commercial structure houses, or housed at one time, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Local 169 as well as Gallery … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: NYS Insurance Fund Building, Tribeca, NYC

In a return to reader-submitted entries for Mundane Mondays, we have the New York State Insurance Fund Building from 1955. And with its red and green entrance scheme, it is fitting that we choose this entry as our last for … Continue reading

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Delancey & Essex Municipal Parking Garage, Lower East Side, NYC

This mid-century garage is a prime example of what can be missed when looking at architecture without the full context. Built in 1967, the structure is located at 107 Essex Street, extends through the block to Ludlow Street, and is … Continue reading

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Banco Popular, Lower East Side, NYC

This bank branch is at 134 Delancey Street on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. It is essentially an alteration to an earlier commercial strip by adding a metal screen. The alteration dates before 1970 when the bank moved in as more … Continue reading

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225 East 43rd Street, Midtown, NYC

This office building and garage was designed by Oscar I. Silverstone, a Brooklyn architect in 1949. It was possibly originally used by the Postal Service as a garage. Silverstone built apartment buildings, single family homes and other buildings like this … Continue reading

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Picotte Hall, College of St. Rose, Albany, NY

Picotte Hall was built in 1976 according to Albany property records. However the design evokes an earlier period with metal ribbon windows, yellow brick, and a curved glass block entrance above a granite base. The rest of the College of … Continue reading

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455 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

This building, built between 1960 and 1964, stands out quite a bit on this corner of Brooklyn, otherwise surrounded by larger rowhouses and religious institutions. I imagine it continues to serve as a placeholder for future development. It was originally … Continue reading

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Rego Park Jewish Center, Rego Park, NYC

The Rego Park Jewish Center is a transitional modern structure dating from 1948. The architects were Frank Grad and Sons, noted for their extensive work in Newark and other parts of New Jersey. They also did some other notable New … Continue reading

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St. Eleftherios Greek Orthodox Church, Chelsea, NYC

This week we are featuring two 1970s Greek Orthodox churches, St. Nicholas in Flushing, and this one here. Surrounding by high rise housing, the original c. 1918 church on this site must have been one of the oldest structures in … Continue reading

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St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, Flushing, NYC

Dating from 1972 is St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. The church is located in the Flushing neighborhood in Queens. It was designed by Raymond & Rado & Partners, a firm which consisted of Antonin Raymond, a Czech architect, much more … Continue reading

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