The Albert consists of four buildings at 23 East 10th Street/40-52 East 11th Street/65-67 University Place. Buchman & Fox architects designed the 12-story Beaux-Arts–style extension to the original hotel seen on the left; the final section of the hotel, a six-story neo-Colonial building (r.), was designed by William L. Bottomly and the firm of Sugarman & Hess. These buildings were constructed in 1903-04 and 1922-24, respectively. From the 1880s through the early 1970s, the hotel played a large role in New York City’s cultural life. During the postwar era, prominent painters, writers, photographers, and musicians found inspiration at the hotel, as did political organizers.

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Photos by Dylan Chandler