Listen up NYC Real Estate Aficionados because this one's a keeper! New York Magazine's April 1st edition dedicated to A History of Vertical Living is nothing less than a riveting look at the history of apartment life here in New York City. The photos and writing are top notch which proves that when this magazine gets it right it really gets it right! Don't miss the personal memoir by a long time resident of The Ansonia (home of the Continental Baths, a1970s gay bath house that featured entertainment by Bette Midler accompanied by Barry Manilow on the ivories), a pictorial of standout apartments including Marjorie Merriweather Post's 1926 fifty four room "mansion" atop 1107 Fifth Avenue, a pondering of the perilous future of The Chelsea Hotel, and a look at New York Apartments on the small and large screen- from 1953's "How to Marry a Millionaire" to the at one-time must see "Sex in the City." That's Diane von Furstenberg (circa 1976) on the cover. Total bliss! On newsstands now. Hurry!- this one is going to be a sell-out!
Laurence P. Mitchell