Search Results for: John Freeman Gill

Flight of the Gargoyles

How terra-cotta gargoyles severed from the Woolworth Building’s crown 35 years ago inspired our columnist’s acclaimed new novel

Trophy Mansion

A century ago, so many financiers built grand private homes around Park Avenue and East 69th Street that the area became known
as “Bankers Colony.” Now the Dommerich mansion, an early member of this elegant enclave, has come to market for a cool $72 million.

A House Divided

In 1953, a developer with the soul of a butcher hacked Lagomar, a Roaring Twenties Addison Mizner villa, into pieces. Now, after an award-winning expansion by its interior designer owner, a vibrantly resuscitated section of the Palm Beach house has hit the market for $17 million.

Shining Up the Silver Dollar

A long-shuttered landmark in Hamilton Heights—home since the 19th century to an exclusive men’s club, a private boys’ school and the roisterous Silver Dollar speakeasy—enjoys a Harlem renaissance as a stylish new condo.

Where Nixon Mingled with Monet

The luxurious Sutton Place South apartment of philanthropist Elmer H. Bobst, now on the
market, was a showplace enlivened by presidential visits, rare artworks and even a jewel heist.

TERMINAL CONDITIONS

In the area known today as Tribeca, fashionable New Yorkers flocked in the 1800s to St. John’s Park, a lush showplace bordered by elegant Federal townhouses. Then Commodore Vanderbilt clear-cut the park for a four-acre rail terminal.

Home Is Where the Art Is

Fairfield Porter, the noted mid-20th-century realist painter and critic, lived and worked in an old sea captain’s house in Southampton, New York, for the last quarter century of his life. But if you suggested to him that the village might be important to his art, he was quick to demur. The attraction of Long Island’s East […]

TIME TABLES

A century and a half of dining in and around New York’s storied railroad stations.

AUDUBON’S FINAL NESTING PLACE

Efforts to expand a historic district named for John James Audubon recall the saga of the house where the great wildlife painter lived and died.

Society Steps Into Spring

The Sundance Kids Robert Redford founded the Sundance Film Festival in Utah in 1978 to celebrate American-made films. It was named after his character in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, which costarred Paul Newman. Directors Quentin Tarantino, Steven Soderbergh, Darren Aronofsky, Jim Jarmusch and David O. Russell are among those who got their big […]