2. Hardenbergh/Rhindelander Historic District

Hardenbergh Rhinelander Historic District-Upper East Side-89th Street-Lexington

This little historic district is really just a corner at the northwest corner of 89th Street and Lexington Avenue. In addition to this set of 6 buildings along Lexington Avenue, the district includes one narrow townhouse at 121 E. 89th Street. According to Ephemeral New York, Henry Hardenbergh, who designed the homes, “also designed the Dakota, the original Waldorf-Astoria on 34th Street.”

Hardenbergh Rhinelander Historic District-NYC-Upper East Side-Manhattan-001

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3 thoughts on “8 Beautiful Historic Districts in Manhattan Smaller Than One Block

  1. The “enterprising woman” who ran the salon on Irving Place was Elsie DeWolfe, who essentially founded the modern profession of interior decoration.

  2. Perhaps it does not qualify but what about Sylvan Terrace in Washington Heights? Although the entire street is part of a larger historic district, I believe that Sylvan Terrace is viewed as separate by the Landmarks Preservation Committee.

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