Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Up on the roof of The Ansonia, Upper West Side

Famous former residents include Artist Clemens Weiss, Athletes Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth, Authors Theodore Dreiser, Elmer Rice, and Cornell Woolrich, Ballerina Suzanne Farrell, Cartoonist and Disney Animator Walt Kelly, Fashion designer Koos van den Akker (1980-1992), Film actors, Angelina Jolie, Eric McCormack, and Natalie Portman, Impresarios Sol Hurok and Florenz Ziegfeld, Mobster Arnold Rothstein, Musicians Mischa Elman, Yehudi Menuhin, Igor Stravinksy, Arturo Toscanini, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Opera stars Feodor Chaliapin, Geraldine Farrar, Lauritz Melchior (famed Metropolitan Opera tenor who "practiced archery in the 110-foot (34 m) corridors"[19]), Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Eleanor Steber, and Teresa Stratas


Cloudia said...

Mansard, Baby! Love the NYC view!

ALOHA from Honolulu
=^..^= <3

Anonymous said...

Top of the world, Ma. (Villa-Lobos? Major swoon.)

Teresa Evangeline said...

What a fun place to live, and what a view! Great shot!

s.c said...

That birds eye view of a roofshot is as always priceless. Nice one.

Folkways Note Book said...

Would love to see inside the Ansonia -- fabulous view of its background buildings -- barbara

Banjo52 said...

Nice! I'm blanking on those two towers to the right. They look "famous," but ????

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Melissa said...

Great view. The city looks so colorful!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Great building! Great photo too.
I'm always intrigued, curious about the origin of the name "Ansonia"... maybe for has "sonia" on its name...

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