Category Archives: New York City

FDNY Engine 209, Brooklyn, NY

This former fire house (now owned by a private company) was built in 1965 and designed by Pedersen & Tilney. The firm was active from 1952-64 and based in New Haven, CT. They have a substantial body of work there including housing, … Continue reading

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B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NYC

Quite a find in the neighborhood of East Flatbush is the former B’nai Israel Jewish Center from 1955. The building is now East Brooklyn Community High School. Although the use has changed, the original purpose is still clear especially from the … Continue reading

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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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