Category Archives: Manhattan

Yeshiva Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch, Washington Heights, NYC

This educational building dates from 1960 and is sited on a sloped site at the corner of Bennett Avenue and West 186th Street. Because of the slope the building is elevated a story with recreational facilities for the school on … Continue reading

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St. Luke’s School, Greenwich Village, NYC

St. Luke’s School is a rather plain complex, circa 1950-53, but is severe enough to look 40s. The two-story brick building runs along Greenwich Street at the back of the St. Luke’s in the Fields property. At the corner of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Victory Church, Financial District, NYC

This church among the canyons of Lower Manhattan is a staid affair. The red brick, limestone trim, symmetrical front facade, and classical statuary make the building feel older than its actual construction date of 1944-1947. Only the flatness of some … Continue reading

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Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, Chinatown, NYC

Another one from the exhibition, Chinese Style: Rediscovering the Architecture of Poy Gum Lee, 1923-1968, at the Museum of Chinese in America. Definitely worth seeing  and it’s just been extended through March 2016. In the show, Curator Kerri Culhane examines the … Continue reading

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Wong Family Association, Chinatown, NYC

Currently at the Museum of Chinese in Americas is an interesting exhibition that showcases the work of a little known architect, who designed in both NYC and China, Poy Gum Lee. Lee married traditionalist elements with modern building techniques to … 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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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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