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Old Posted Mar 26, 2007, 11:49 PM
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1200 Broadway NYC - A little bit of Paris in NY

1200 Broadway NYC - A little bit of Paris in NY


Located in the Historic Gilsey House: a Cast Iron Second Empire Landmark and a former grand hotel built in 1867. It is a mixed use building now, 36 residences and some cheap bargasin basement stores on the ground level.




Everytime I walk by this beautiful building I feel like I am in Paris!! ...but evrything around this great landmark smells terrible....it is located in a bad section of midtown.....












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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 9:50 PM
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I know what you mean! i love walking by but the area is so ghettolicious and it does smell bad...It looks more like a Buenos Aires belle epoque building more than a Parisien one though.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 10:42 PM
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I was staring at this beautiful building yesterday while I was waiting to cross the street so that I could get to the subway and thinking that I should do a photo thread of that section of midtown because it does have a few really beautiful, interesting buildings.
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Old Posted Mar 28, 2007, 11:10 PM
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I finished a gut renovation of a residential loft in this building last year. Nice high ceilings inside. This area is gentrifying pretty rapidly. If you are interested you can see some inside shots of the loft (Wasch Residence) on my website at: www.aldenmaddry.com
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This area is protected by some zoning I think. I think only garnment related stuff or something like that can be use as space. If that zone was uplifted for residential use then that building will have its glorious days. Although I am surprice there are some residences there. Maybe they were there before the zoning protection thing happened? Or maybe I am wrong about this area been under some sort of protected zoning?
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What a beauty! Is that like...two blocks from ESB?
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2007, 4:16 AM
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nice building, but definitely not parisian. the mansardic roof is only vaguely french, and only because of the corner turrets
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Old Posted Mar 29, 2007, 5:25 AM
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There are two good examples of this style lower on broadway, just two blocks north of Union Square. Maybe I'll snatch a few pics of them and post 'em here.
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Old Posted Mar 31, 2007, 10:02 PM
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Beautiful building. I hope they do something good with it. What was it originally called?
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