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Entries from June 21st, 2009

7 West 46th Street, Part 2: Diamond Jim Brady/Lillian Russell Love Nest?

June 21st, 2009 32 Comments

The first thing I encountered about the imposing house at number 7 West 46th Street (see previous post) was the following clip in the New York Times of 30 March 1952: “An old brownstone house at 7 West Forty-Sixth Street, once the home of ‘Diamond Jim’ Brady…is now occupied by the perfume firm of Michel […]

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7 West 46th Street

June 7th, 2009 6 Comments

I’ve long been fascinated by this tall, somewhat foreboding house that sits to the west of Fifth Avenue at 7 West 46th Street – a block that, until very recently, offered one of midtown’s last uninterrupted stretches of 19th and early 20th-century buildings.  The block has also been known as “Little Brazil,” a tiny pocket […]

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