New York City Landmark Preservation FoundationThe development of this district as an elegant residential area was related to Fifth Avenue's long boundary with Central Park. The Metropolitan Museum, set in the park, has provided a dignified urban focus for the district for more than a century. Brownstones from the 1880s retain a flavor of old New York, while private mansions in Italian Renaissance Revival, French Renaissance Revival, and French Classical styles were built between the turn of the century and World War I for such families as the Whitneys, Brokaws, and Vanderbilts. The grand apartment houses, built after the 1923 repeal of a law limiting Fifth Avenue buildings to a height of seventy-five feet, are as distinguished as the mansions they replaced.
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|Date Added||Saturday, June 1st, 2019 at 2:03pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 587529 N 4514658|
|Decimal Degrees||40.77825000, -73.96271667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 46.695', W 73° 57.763'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 46' 41.7" N, 73° 57' 45.78" W|
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