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The five-story Stuyvesant Apartments in 1869, shortly before opening. It was built by Rutherford Stuyvesant at a time when row houses were the rule for the middle and upper classes.

The gold standard for the New York apartment house is the big, lumbering 1884 Dakota, often called the first real apartment house in the city. But to cognoscenti, another building makes a run for that distinction, the 1870 Stuyvesant Apartments at 142 East 18th Street, an oddball little five-story walk-up with an impeccable pedigree, demolished […]

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