Wherever you’ll find old-school brick and brownstone buildings, you’ll also be able to spot some addresses carved into the facade.
I love the fancy numerals on this brick 76th Street tenement. That’s definitely not Helvetica.
Henington Hall, off Avenue B, was a meeting place for political groups and speakers in the first half of the 20th century and today functions as an art studio.
Interestingly, it’s where David Greenglass—who helped send his sister, Ethel Rosenberg, to the electric chair—got married in 1942.
Used to be an elementary school at this corner on 51st Street and First Avenue. At some point it went up for sale and was bought by a developer—who kept the 1892 facade and built a high-rise inside it.
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