Category Archives: New York State

Firefighter Dan DeFranco Building, Murray Hill, NYC

                      This five story building sits close to the intersection of East 23rd Street and Third Avenue. It’s a rather small project by Kahn and Jacobs, a firm headed Ely … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Riverdale Branch Library, Bronx, NYC

Today’s submission comes from longtime reader David Lurie, who has submitted some great examples of Mid-Century Mundanity. This one was completely unknown to me and is a wonderful glass and brick structure with a prominent A-frame facade. Robert L. Bien … Continue reading

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Midtown Market Diner, Midtown, NYC

        In advance of the Queens Modern talk in May (see previous post), I’ve been looking at some of the work Queens-based architects did in other boroughs. Here is architect Jerome W. Perlstein’s only Manhattan commission, the … Continue reading

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Loyola School Gymnasium, Rectory, and Residence, Upper East Side, NYC

Loyola School is a small, private Jesuit-led high school on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The main school building is on the corner of Park Avenue and East 83rd Street. But further down the block on 83rd is a complex of … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: 304 Mulberry Street, NoHo, NYC

  Mundane Mondays is back! Today’s entry comes from reader Kerri C. who laments the loss of 304 Mulberry Street, the former St. Barnabas Home. Built by the New York Protestant Episcopal City Mission Society in 1947, the building was … Continue reading

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100 Trinity Place, Lower Manhattan, NYC

There is always something new to see in Lower Manhattan, especially with the constant construction. I recently “discovered” 100 Trinity Place, now the High School of Economics and Finance. But looking closely, the shadow of the building’s previous owner, NYU, is … Continue reading

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Christ the King Episcopal Church, Stone Ridge, NY

This church was built by local Hudson Valley architect William van Benschoten. According to The New York Times, van Benschoten died on April 1, 1968 so this church precedes that date, although it is unclear by how long.  The architect … Continue reading

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