Norman Rockwell

Education & Community, Private Residences

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206 West 103rd Street
New York, NY 10025
Norman Rockwell

Born in 1894, Norman Rockwell called West 103rd Street his childhood home. In 2014, a high school class – after a trip to the Rockwell Museum in Massachusetts – was inspired to petition the city to honor this iconic American artist. Their two year pursuit was successful, and today the corner of Broadway … read more

The Gershwin House

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316 West 103rd Street
New York, NY 10025
The Gershwin House

This 316 West 103rd Street address has a storied past filled with fascinating people, but it is perhaps best known for the years that the Gershwin family called it home. Two beloved composers and lyricists, George and Ira, lived here, along with other members of their family, from 1925-1931.

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El Barrio's Artspace PS 109

E 99th 215 El Barrios Artspace-TA01

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215 East 99th Street
New York, NY 10029
612 333 9012
artspace.org
El Barrio's Artspace PS 109

Designed by Charles B.J. Snyder in 1898, PS 109 stopped functioning as a public school in the 1990s. A number of years later, it took a community-driven team to convince the city to take over the building and turn it into affordable housing. In 2015, the eighty-nine spaces became available to artists … read more

The House of the Redeemer

E 95th 7 The House of The Redeemer-TA17

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The House of the Redeemer

“We have a unique mission in this neighborhood,” Judy Counts, the executive director of the House of the Redeemer, told me. It is true that the house was unlike anything else I had come across in over ninety side streets. The non-profit organization is under the umbrella of the Episcopal Church, … read more

Pomander Walk

W 94th 261 Pomander Walk-TA06

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94th Street between Broadway and West End Avenue
New York, NY 10025

Patrick Dennis

E 91st Intos-TA02

Education & Community, Private Residences

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103 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Patrick Dennis

This Beaux Arts townhouse was home to American author Patrick Dennis in the 1950s. The writer, whose actual name was Edward Everett Tanner III, is possibly best known for being the creator of the “Auntie Mame” books. Auntie Mame was modeled after his own paternal aunt, Marion Tanner. Though he was born … read more

Burden Mansion

E 91st 1 Convent of the Sacred Heart-TA02

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Burden Mansion

In 1905, the large mansion that currently sits just east of Fifth Avenue was built for furniture magnate William D. Sloane’s daughter, Adele, and her husband James Abercrombie Burden. Though considered a wedding gift, the house was actually constructed ten years after the couple was married. The building … read more

Gracie Mansion

E 88th and East End Ave - Gracie Mansion - TA16

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88th Street and East End Avenue
New York, NY 10028
212 570 4751
nyc.gov
Gracie Mansion

Many New Yorkers recognize Gracie Mansion as the mayor’s residence, but few know that the first floor functions as a museum, open to the public on Tuesdays. On a beautiful spring day in 2016, I was invited to walk through Gracie Mansion with Paul Gunther, the Director of the House, and Liz Doyle, the … read more

Kolping New York

Education & Community, Private Residences

165 East 88th Street
New York, NY 10128
212 369 6647
kolpingny.org