Alone Together: A History of New York's Early Apartments

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Cornell University Press, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 252 pages
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Twentieth-century New York is now famous as the city of "cliff dwellers," but in the second half of the nineteenth century, middle-class apartments in Manhattan were a new—and somewhat suspect—architectural form. Alone Together presents a history of the "invention" of New York apartment houses.

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This informative, scholarly study traces the evolution of the New York apartment building as a specific building type from its somewhat disreputable roots in Europe in the mid-19th century to its ... Read full review

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This is a very studious, very detailed work focusing in great part on the development and construction of EARLY NYC apartments; very possibly an extended doctoral thesis. Much of the book is centered ... Read full review


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Cromley is Chair of the Deparment of Art and Architecture at Northeastern University.

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