Built in as an story office building for the Union of American Hebrew Congregations--which explains why it has "Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself" inscribed across its facade.
It gained a story when it was converted into a condo building in This story Rosario Candela apartment building, completed in , has been called "the most pedigreed building on the snobbiest street in the country's most real estate-obsessed city. Built for Edward Berwind, then the world's richest coal tycoon. His house later served as Institute of Aeronautical Sciences before becoming an apartment building in the s, when it became home to disco queen Donna Summer and feminist sex writer Shere Hite.
Herbert Lehman, New York governor from , made this his home-away-from-Albany. CBS founder William Paley was a year resident when he died in his room duplex here in Post condo building from Among those who did get approved were casino billionaire Steve Wynn and actor Richard Gere. In the film Scent of a Woman, Al Pacino visits a lady friend here. Sleazy financier Serge Rubinstein was found strangled to death in his mansion that used to be here on January 27, The murder was never solved; it's said that the victim was hated by so many that the police had trouble narrowing down to a single suspect.
Nelson Rockefeller lived in a triplex here with his second wife, Happy, from when this story building was new until his death in Nelson Rockefeller and his first wife Mary moved here in and were living here when he became governor in He moved out in when he fell in love with Margaretta "Happy" Murphy, who would become his second wife. Richard Nixon moved here in after losing his bid to be governor of California and declaring that we wouldn't have Nixon to kick around anymore.
He moved from here to the White House after winning the election of The club was founded in by former members of the Union Club who felt their old club's admission standards were slipping. Franklin Roosevelt was a member. Torn down in A slender story tower built in for acclaimed chef Charles Pierre, whose restaurant had just been replaced by the New York Central Building. The hotel didn't take off, however, until it was bought in by millionaire J.
Paul Getty, whose "smart set" friends began staying here. French director Rene Clair moved here when he fled the Nazi invasion in ; Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor lived here when they were married in the s. Dashiell Hammett started writing The Thin Man here; he checked out without paying his bill, wearing all his clothes. John O'Hara wrote his first "Pal Joey" story here. Woolworth's heiress Barbara Hutton had a suite, leading striking clerks to picket the hotel, chanting, "Is 18 dollars a week too much?
Two of the crooks were soon caught; the rest got away with the bulk of the loot. Metropolitan Club Corner 1 E 60th: A club founded in for the rich and powerful who weren't yet blue-blooded enough for older, snootier clubs, with J.
Morgan as its first president and Cornelius and William K. Vanderbilt among its original members. The clubhouse was built in , designed by Stanford White, with an east wing with a majestic semicircular gateway added in The northern half of the plaza is dominated by Augustus St. Gaudens' gilded statue of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who marched through Georgia and declared that "war is Hell.
Gaudens' mistress Davida Johnson.