Seward Park Library: One of New York’s most beautiful branch libraries also had a rooftop view

Below is a picture, facing east, of Seward Park Library in the Lower East Side at 192 E. Broadway (picture taken in 1911). This spectacular branch library, funded by Andrew Carnegie, opened in November 1909, two years before the 42nd Street main branch opened.

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The Upper West Side’s Elite Colonial Club

The Upper West Side is known for its rows of historic brownstones and large, prewar apartment buildings. As a result, the structure on the southwest corner of 72nd Street and Broadway is notable not because it has classical brickwork or a sunlit courtyard, but because it doesn’t.

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