Category Archives: Manhattan

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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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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Junior High School 22, Lower East Side, NYC

New Explorations into Science, Technology & Math School was originally Junior High School 22 (also known as the Gustave Straubenmuller School). It now serves grades K-12 in this specialized curriculum. It is located at the corner of East Houston Street … Continue reading

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9 Park Avenue, Murray Hill, NYC

This parking garage was designed in 1964 by Max Siegel Associates, a firm that records show was prolific in parking garages. Although not in great repair, the patterned facade enlivens what would ordinarily be plain concrete. Siegel also designed this … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Engine Co. 16, Ladder Co. 7, Kips Bay, NYC

This firehouse is located at 234 East 29th Street in Kips Bay. It follows the typical form of firehouses of the period, while also including some interesting details such as the marble cladding on above the left window bay and the … Continue reading

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Engine Co. 22, Ladder Co. 13, Upper East Side, NYC

This fire station is sited one block off the busy Lexington Avenue and 86th Street intersection. It is a small, two-story, brick structure among much larger buildings on either side. It was built from 1957-1960 by Raymond Irrera, an architect who … Continue reading

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