Tag: William B. Astor

A Walk Through Astor Land with East Village Building Blocks

One of New York most prolific and high-profile building families, the Astors left their indelible mark on countless areas of the city. Though their name is typically connected to grand pieces of our city’s history, like the Astor Library and, …

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Lafayette’s Local Legacy: A Street Brimming With Landmarks

Lafayette Street in NoHo is much on my mind today. ┬áSeptember 6 happens to be the birthday in 1757 of the man for whom the street is named, the Marquis de Lafayette — an immigrant and a hero of the …

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Just Say No to Illegal Rooftop Additions at 514-516 East 6th Street

‘ Tis the season! Since we’re in the midst of both the holiday and presidential campaign season we thought it would be appropriate to share a precious moment from holidays and presidents past – former First Lady Nancy Reagan giving …

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