(l. to r.) 60, 64-66, 68, 70, 72, 74, 76-78, and 80 Fifth Avenue, west side from 12th to 14th Street. This nearly perfectly intact ensemble of buildings dating from the early 19th to the early 20th centuries embody a rich array of styles and histories, from housing the country’s first national gay rights organization to the studios of revolutionary dancer Martha Graham, as well as a vast array of publishers, civil rights organizations, and social justice groups, and the country’s first art film house.

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Photo by Dylan Chandler