As Manhattan's population boomed at the turn of the 20th century, the island had nowhere to expand but up. Tycoons and dreamers looked to outdo one another while architects and artists gushed at the opportunity to add their marks on the city skyline.
Come explore the quintessential neo-classical buildings of Midtown East and the stories behind them.
About Your Guide
Kansas born, Ohio raised, New Jersey schooled, and now: New York native. I devour history and non-fiction books, especially anything about Nieuw Amsterdam, Gotham, The Five Boroughs and the Empire City.
My dog and I endure four flights of stairs to reach our Upper West Side apartment, but wouldn't change a thing.