Main | Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Morning View - The Belleclaire

Now an apartment building, the Hotel Belleclaire on Broadway and 77th Street was built in 1903. Designed by Emery Roth, my beloved Farmboyz advise me that the Belleclaire is an example of his work before he "got all Italianated". They continue: "The building is known for its bay windows which look out on Broadway and continued the exuberant effort of the time to make that street a 'Parisian boulevard'. They recently painted those stacks of bays the matte black that you see in your photo. I think this is an atrocious mistake: pretty girl, cheap dress." Them Farmboyz know their Manhattan architecture. They give great tour.


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