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Guide to the Andrew Alpern Papers
circa 1920-2015
 PR 324

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Marybeth Kavanagh

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Alpern, Andrew
Title: Andrew Alpern papers
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1920-2015 (bulk, 1980-2000)
Abstract: This collection consists of the reference files and reports authored and/or maintained by New York architect, historian and attorney Andrew Alpern. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings. Included are reference files for Alpern's 2001 book The New York Apartment Houses of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter as well as his 2015 book  The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building. The collection also includes reports related to New York City landmark designation cases prepared by Andrew Alpern.
Quantity: 27 Linear feet (27 record cartons)
Language: The documents in the collection are in English.
Call Phrase: PR 324

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Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Alpern (b. 1938) is a New York architect, architectural historian, and attorney. He is the author of four books about apartment houses in New York City, including Apartments for the Affluent: A Historical Survey of Buildings in New York, (NY, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1975) and  The New York Apartment Houses of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter, (NY, Acanthus Press, 2001).

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Scope and Contents Note

This collection is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern.

Series I is focused on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods. These files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Series II contains the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter. The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

Series III consists of copy negatives. They are mainly images of the NYC buildings featured in the reference files, identified on their outer envelopes.

Series IV consists of 62 slides of New York City buildings featured in Alpern's 1975 book Apartments for the Affluent.

Series V consists of reports related to New York City landmark designation cases. The reports were prepared by Andrew Alpern between 1987-2008.

Series VI contains reference files focused on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods, donated in 2018. These files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Series VII consists of research and reports completed by Christopher Gray (1950-2017).

Series VIII contains the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the 2015 book The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building . The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

This finding aid is based on the inventory written by Andrew Alpern. All descriptions and identifications were provided by Mr. Alpern. The bulk of the collection consists of reproductions (photocopies of articles, contemporary copy negatives of historical photographs, etc.). The dates of the collection reference the dates of the original material from which the copies were made.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 8 series by subject and/or format.

Series I: Building and Neighborhood Reference Files 1920-2001

Series II: Series II: Reference Files for The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter

Series III: Copy Negatives

Series IV: Slides

Series V: Reports related to NYC landmark designation cases, 1987-2008

Series VI: 2018 Accrual - Reports/Research Files 1920-2015

Series VII: 2018 Accrual - Reports by Christopher Gray 1977-2009

Series VIII: 2018 Accrual - Reference Files for The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Gray, Christopher, 1950-2017

Document Type

  • Clippings (information artifacts).
  • Photographs.
  • building history research

Subject Topics

  • Buildings -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- New York.

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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Available by advance appointment only. To schedule an appointment, contact the Print Room Librarian at printroom@nyhistory.org. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to twenty exposures of stable, unbound material per day. (Researchers may not accrue unused copy amounts from previous days.)

The videotapes and CDs are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them.

Use Restrictions

Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to:

Department of Rights and Reproductions The New-York Historical Society 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194 rightsandrepro@nyhistory.org 212-485-9228

Permission to reproduce or quote text from this collection in a publication must be requested from and granted in writing by the Library Director, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194.

Preferred Citation Note

This collection should be cited as Andrew Alpern Papers, PR 324, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, New-York Historical Society.

Acquisition Note

Gift of Andrew Alpern, 2015, 2016, 2018.

Processing Information Note

This finding aid is based on the inventory written by Andrew Alpern. All descriptions and identifications were provided by Mr. Alpern.

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Container List

Series I: Building and Neighborhood Reference Files, 1920-2001

 

General Note

This series is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern, focused on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1 Abigail Adams House (421 East 61st Street, Mount Vernon Hotel Museum)
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 2 Amiable Child grave
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 3 Armories
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 4 Art Deco
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 5 Banks
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 6 Battery Park
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 7 Battery Park City
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 8 Beekman Place
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 9 Broadway
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 10-10.5 Bronx
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11-13 Brooklyn
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 14-16 Brooklyn Bridge
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 17-18 Bridges
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 19 Campanile (450 East 52nd Street)
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 20 Carnegie Hill
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 21 Castle Village
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1-3 Central Park
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 4-5 Chrysler Building
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 6-10 Churches
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 11-14 Clubs
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 15 Coney Island
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 16 Cooper Hewitt
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 17 Cooper Union
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 18 Courthouses
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 19 Dodge Mansion (800 Fifth Avenue)
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 20 Empire State Building
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 21 Fifth Avenue Association
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 22 Firefighting
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 23 Forty-second (42nd) Street
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 24 Fraunces Tavern
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 25 Fred F. French Co.
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 26 General Theological Seminary (20th Street & 9th Avenue)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1-2 Grand Central Terminal
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3 Grant's Tomb
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 4 Andrew Haswell Green
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 5-6 Greenwich Village
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 7 Hall of Fame (Bronx)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 8 Harlem
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 9 Hotel Endicott (Columbus Avenue & 81st Street)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10-11 Hotel Pennsylvania (Seventh Avenue & 32nd Street)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 12-16 Hotels
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 17 Henry Miller's Theatre
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 18 Hudson View Gardens
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 19 Ada Louise Huxtable
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 20 Inwood
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 21-22 Jackson Heights (Queens)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 23 Jumel Mansion
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 24 Ladies Mile
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 25 Leonori (26 East 63rd Street)
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 26 Libraries
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 27 Lower East Side
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1-3 Lower Manhattan
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 4 Lyndhurst (Tarrytown)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 5 Madison Avenue
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 6 Marble Hill
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 7 Mark Cross (store)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 8 Merchant's House Museum (Old Merchant's House, Seabury Tredwell House)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9 Metropolitan Museum Historic District
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 10 Moondog (musician and "viking")
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 11 Clement C. Moore
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 12 Murray Hill
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 13-14 Museums
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 15 New Century Apartments (401 West End Avenue)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 16 Normandy (170 Riverside Drive)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 17 Pomander Walk
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 18 Queens
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 19-20 Restaurants
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 21 Rhinelander
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 22 Rockefeller Center
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 23 Russell Sage Building
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 24 St. Bartholomew's Church (Park Ave & 51st Street)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 25 St. Peter's Church (West 20th Street)
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 26 Schools
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1 Sculpture
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 2 Sixth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 3 Sniffen Court
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4 SoHo
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 5 Stables/Garages
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 6 Statue of Liberty
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7 Steinway/Pike House (Astoria, Queens)
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 8-9 Stores
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 10 Stuyvesant Square
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 11-15 Subways
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 16 The Sulgrave
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 17 Sutton Place
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 18-20 Synagogues
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 21 Tenement Houses
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 22-24 Theaters
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 1-2 Times Square
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 3-5 Transportation
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 6 Tudor City
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 7 Turtle Bay
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 8-9 Underground
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 10 Union Square
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 11 Upper Manhattan
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 12 Villard Houses
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 13 Washington Heights
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 14 Waterfront
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 15 Westbeth
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 16-17 129 East 17th Street
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 18 11-17 East 45th Street
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 19 160 East 72nd Street
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 20 39 East 79th Street
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 21 25 East 83rd Street
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 22 88 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 23 43 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 24 820 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 25 960 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 26 998 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 27 667 Madison Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 28 23 Park Avenue (Robb House)
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 29 730 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 30 823 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 31 903 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 32 1185 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 33 35 Prospect Park West (Brooklyn)
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 34 1213 York Avenue

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Series II: Reference Files for The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter, 1925-2001

 

General Note

This series is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book The New York Apartments of Rosario Candela and James Carpenter, published in 2001. The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 1-6 Articles
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 7 Bios (other than Candela and Carpenter)
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 8 Book drafts and reviews
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 9 Candela, Rosario
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 10 Carpenter, James
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 12 Floor plans
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 13 Images
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 14 Promotional materials
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 15 Research done by Christopher Gray

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Series III: Copy Negatives, undated

 

General Note

This series is made up of copy negatives maintained by Andrew Alpern. They are mainly images of NYC buildings, identified on their outer envelopes.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 16-18 4 x 6 copy negatives
Offsite-Box: 7 Folder : 19-22 8 x 10 copy negatives

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Series IV: Slides , 1975

Scope and Contents

This series consists of 62 slides of New York City buildings featured in Alpern's 1975 book Apartments for the Affluent.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 1 Slides from Apartments for the Affluent
1975

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Series V: Reports related to NYC landmark designation cases , 1987-2008

Scope and Contents

This series consists of reports related to New York City landmark designation cases. The reports were prepared by Andrew Alpern between 1987-2008.

Cases involve the following properties:

York Avenue Estates;

Coleman Station Historic District;

Tin Pan Alley Historic District;

1213 York Avenue;

Riverside Apartments, Brooklyn;

Hotel Pennsylvania;

Former Public School 64;

184 Kent Street, Austin Nichols warehouse;

Windermere Group, 400-406 West 57th Street;

55 White Street;

351-355 Central Park West;

Central Park West Historic District expansion

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 2 Reports
1987
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 3 Reports
1988
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 4 Reports
1988
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 5 Reports
1989-1994
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 6 Reports
2005
Offsite-Box: 8 Folder : 7 Reports
2006-2010

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Series VI: 2018 Accrual - Reports/Research Files, 1920-2015

Scope and Contents

This series is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern, donated in 2018. The files are focused on specific New York City buildings, topics, and neighborhoods. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings. It also includes 2 video cassettes.

Conditions Governing Use

The videotapes are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 1 ABC Building, West 67th Street
1983-1999
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 13 Gaetano Ajello
1977-2009
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 7 Albany Apartments, London
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 9 Alwyn Court, 182 West 58th Street
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 10-11 Ansonia, 2109 Broadway
Box: 20 Folder : 1 Apartment House Names
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 1-4 Apartment Houses
Box: 20 Folder : 2 Apartments from Other Uses
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 3 Apthorp Courtyards, Broadway and West 78th; and Graham Court, Seventh Avenue and West 116th Street
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 5 Archdiocese of New York - Souvenir Album in Commemoration of the Centennial Anniversary of the Archdiocese of New York 1808-1908 [Photocopy]
1908
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 1-2 Architects and Builders
1977-2007
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 1 Austin Nichols Warehouse /184 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
2005
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 4 Belnord, 225 West 86th Street
Box: 20 Folder : 3 Beresford, 211 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 1 C.K.G. Billings Estate
1985-1996
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 2 Blizzard of 1888
1888-1998
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 6 Brittania, 527 West 110th Street
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 3-6 Brownstones
1970-2015
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 5-8 Buildings - Miscellaneous
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 11 Car Barns and Bus Depots
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 7 Carnegie Hall

Scope and Contents

includes articles and brochures about the Carnegie Hall Studios, the live/work spaces for artists.

1963-2007
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 8 Cast Iron
1970-2013
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 9 Castles
1987-2003
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 1-2 Cemeteries
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 3-4 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 2 Central Park West: Building-Structure Inventory
1975
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 5 Century Apartments, 25 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 9-10 Chelsea
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 8 Chelsea Hotel, 222 West 23rd Street
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 8 Cherokee Apartments aka the Shively Sanitary Tenements, York Avenue and East 77th-78th Streets
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 10 Huguette Clark Residence, 907 Fifth Avenue
1927-2013
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 3-5 Coffee House Club
1915-1993
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 1 Collyer Brothers
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 11 Columbus Avenue
1983-2001
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 2 Bill Cunningham
Box: 20 Folder : 4 Dorilton, 171 West 71st Street
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 2 Duplex/Studio Buildings
Offsite-Box: 13 Folder : 12 East End Avenue
1984-2000
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 3 East Side
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 7 El Dorado, 300 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 4 Elevators
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 3 Fairfax Apartment/795 Fifth Avenue
1996-2017
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 4-6 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 4 Fifth Avenue and Central Park: Building-Structure Inventory
1975
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 11 Fifty-Seventh Street
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 6 Jack Finney
1983-1995
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 10 Gainsborough, 222 Central Park South
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 12 Harmon Hendricks Goldstone
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 5 Gracie Mansion
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 6 Gracie Square
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 7-8 Gramercy Park
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 2 Hetty Green
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 11 Hampshire House, 150 Central Park South
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 14 George Harris, Canadian architect
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 10 Henrik Hudson, 380 Riverside Drive
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 1 Hotel des Artistes, 1 West 67th Street
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 5-8 Houses in New York City
Offsite-Box: 25 Folder : 9 Housing
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 8 The Imperial, 55 East 76th Street
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 12 Interiors
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 3 Landmarks
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 3 Lighting
1981-1994
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 5 Lobbies
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 8 London Terrace
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 6 Majestic, 115 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 7 Manhasset, 301 West 108th Street and 300 West 109th Street
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 5 Montana Apartments
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 4 Navarro, or Spanish Flats
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 9 Neighborhoods
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 6 New York's Changing Scene newspaper feature
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 9 New York City history
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 7 Normandy, 140 Riverside Drive
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 8 Old London Street
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 1-2 Osborne, 205 West 57th Street
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 4-5 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 3 Parks
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 6 Penn Station
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 7-8 Penthouses
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 6 Pomander Walk, Upper West Side
1981
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 7 Prospect Park South
1975
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 7 Real Estate Deeds and Records
1674, 1811-1859
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 5 Reform Club
1986-1994
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 6 Renovations
1935-2006
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 7-8 River House, 435 East 52nd Street
1980-1994
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 8-9 Riverside Apartments, Brooklyn
2008
Box: 20 Folder : 5-7 Riverside Drive
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 9 Rockefeller Apartments
1941-2015
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 10 Roosevelt Island
1975-2017
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 4 Russian Tea Room
Offsite-Box: 23 Folder : 10 St. Urban, 285 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 11 San Remo, 145-146 Central Park West
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 6 Schwab Mansion, 73rd-74th Streets, Riverside Drive to West End Avenue
Box: 20 Folder : 8 Schwartz and Gross Architectural Firm
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 8 Sheet Metal Company Catalogs
1892-1909
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 12 Editta Sherman
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 1-2 Skyscrapers
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 1 Soaring Salons - 1020 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 12-13 South Street Seaport
1977-1989
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 10 Stairs and Escalators
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 1 Frances Steloff, Gotham Book Mart
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 3 Streets and Avenues
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 9 Subways
1984-2018
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 5-6 Terra Cotta
Offsite-Box: 12 Folder : 10 Thirty-fourth Street Reformed Church Jubilee Booklet
1873
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 8 Clarence True
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 12 Unbuilt Projects
1957-2001
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 7 Verona, 32 East 64th Street
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 9 Wendel Family, Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 9-10 West End Avenue
1990-2013
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 9-10 West Side
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 10-11 Garret Ellis Winants
1976
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 5-7 Windermere, 400-406 West 57th Street
1989-2005
Offsite-Box: 22 Folder : 3 Ida Wood
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 2 Woolworth Building
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 12 World War II Ration Books
1942-1943
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 13 Zabar Thesis: "The Influence of W. E. D. Stokes's Real Estate Career on West Side Development,"

Scope and Contents

master's thesis by Lori Zabar [Photocopy]

1977
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 3 William K. Zinsser
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 2 351-355 Central Park West
1987-1992
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 1-4 605 East Ninth Street, former P.S. 64
2006
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 2 45 East 66th Street - Eclectic Elegance
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 5 11 East 73rd Street - Pulitzer's Modified Mansion
Offsite-Box: 21 Folder : 1-2 998 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 11 1010 Fifth Avenue
Box: 20 Folder : 9-11 1107 Fifth Avenue
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 9 34 Gramercy Park
Offsite-Box: 14 Folder : 4 270 Park Avenue
2013
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 1 417 Park Avenue - Holdout House
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 4 666 Park Avenue - Magnificent Maisonette
Offsite-Box: 19 Folder : 7 820 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 16 Folder : 10 1025 Park Avenue - Joyful Jacobethan
Offsite-Box: 24 Folder : 9 1040 Park Avenue
Offsite-Box: 17 Folder : 3 137 Riverside Drive - Hearst's Highrise
Offsite-Box: 18 Folder : 9 44 West 77th Street - Gotham Gothic
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 8 109 West Broadway/112 Reade Street
1989
Offsite-Box: 15 Folder : 4 300 West 72nd Street
Offsite-Box: 9 Folder : 11 55 White Street
1987-1988
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 13 [Video Cassette] Andrew Haswell Green Television Coverage

Conditions Governing Use

Videotapes are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them.

undated
Offsite-Box: 10 Folder : 13 [Video Cassette] Firebird Russian Restaurant, 365 West 46th Street, opening party

Conditions Governing Use

Videotapes are restricted because of their fragility and because N-YHS has no equipment on which to play them.

1996

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Series VII: 2018 Accrual - Reports by Christopher Gray , 1977-2009

Scope and Contents

This series consists of research and reports credited to New York Times columnist Christopher Gray and his Office of Metropolitan History. The files, maintained by Andrew Alpern, focus on specific New York City buildings and neighborhoods. The files primarily include photographs, articles, and newspaper clippings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Adams Express Company Building, 61 Broadway
1985
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Arnold, Constable Building
1996
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Bruce Barton House, 134 East 80th Street
1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 1 Gilsey House, 1200 Broadway
1977
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Gorham Apartments, 891 Broadway
1978, 2009
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Hecksher Building
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Metropolitan Club
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Park and Tilford Building, 100 West 72nd Street
1978
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 Poughkeepsie Newspaper Building, Poughkeepsie, NY
1980
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 The Riverdale, 67 Riverside Drive
1978
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 2 John S. Rogers House, 53 East 79th Street
1998
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 Felix Rosen House, 157 East 70th Street
1995
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 St. James Building
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 William Schickel House, 52 East 83rd Street
1998
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 3 Second Church of Christ, Scientist
1982
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4 Sisters of the Bon Secours Building
1984-1985
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4 Stable Building, 115-119 East 75th Street
1980
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 4 Townsend Building
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 467 Central Park West
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 220 East 51st Street
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 14 East 53rd Street
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 20 East 65th Street
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 5 45 East 66th Street
1977
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 230 East 68th Street
1980
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 22 East 71st Street
1981
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 59 East 77th Street
1980
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 175-177 East 78th Street
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 123 East 80th Street
1994
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 6 136 East 80th Street
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 207 East 85th Street
1980
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 24 Gramercy Park
1995
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 530 Park Avenue
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 863 Park Avenue
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 7 120 and 125 Riverside Drive
1979
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 8 520 West End Avenue
1986
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 8 135 West 58th Street
undated
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 8 2 West 76th Street
1995
Offsite-Box: 11 Folder : 9 [Photocopies] Real Estate Brochures

Scope and Contents

Includes:

Reproduction of a 1914 promotional brochure for the John I. Downey Building Construction company.

Reproduction of an undated promotional brochure for the Empire Building, 71 Broadway (built 1895-1898).

Reproduction of a 1911 article about Churchill's Restaurant building, along with a letter from Andrew Alpern to Christopher Gray.

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Series VIII: 2018 Accrual: Reference Files for The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building, 2015

Scope and Contents

This series is made up of the reference files maintained by Andrew Alpern for the book The Dakota: A History of the World's Best Known Apartment Building, published in 2015. The files include images, articles, newspaper clippings, promotional materials and correspondence related to the book.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 1 Apartments for Sale
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 2-3 Articles, Modern
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 4 Articles, Period
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 5 Britell, Richard
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 6 Channel 13 Interview
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 7 Clark
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 8-9 Floor Plans
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 10-11 Grant and Garrett Photos
Offsite-Box: 26 Folder : 12-13 Hardenbergh, Henry
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 1 Ho, Mia
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 2 Illustrations
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 3 Images
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 4 NYPL Talk
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 5 P.R. and Responses
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 6 Siegel Lawsuit
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 7 Singer
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 8 Van Corlear
Offsite-Box: 27 Folder : 9 Miscellaneous

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