Hotel York, converted to rental apartments in 1986, is now known as The York. The Beaux Arts limestone, brick, and terra cotta facade was grievously altered on the ground floor with a pale green glass skin framing storefronts.
On the second story and above, the original terra cotta and iron decoration is in bold relief against the limestone and red brick facade.
At least 18 of Harry B. Mulliken’s hotels and apartment houses, built in 1900-1915, still survive in Manhattan – including The Lucerne.
Hotel York Vital Statistics
- Location: 488 Seventh Avenue at W 36th Street
- Year completed: 1903
- Architect: Harry B. Mulliken
- Floors: 12
- Style: Beaux Arts
- National Register of Historic Places: 2009 (Garment Center Historic District)
Hotel York Recommended Reading
- Wikipedia entry (Harry B. Mulliken)
- City Realty review
- Emporis database
- Press release: Garment Center Historic District Listed on the National Register of Historic Places (January 24, 2009)