2. The Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion, 2 E 79th St.
This French Gothic mansion designed by C.P.H. Gilbert was completed in 1899 for banker Isaac D. Fletcher. Upon his death, Fletcher bequeathed all of the art inside to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. After Fletcher, the home was occupied by oil tycoon Harry F. Sinclair, then later by August Van Horne Stuyvesant Jr., a descendant of Peter Stuyvesant. When Stuyvesant Jr. passed away, the mansion came under the ownership of the Ukrainian Institute of America, a non-profit organization from 1948 that is “dedicated to promoting the art, music, and literature of Ukraine and the Ukrainian diaspora.” You can step inside the Fletcher-Sinclair Mansion to view exhibits, attend events or classes, or rent out stunning rooms for a special event!