Before the apartment building became a staple of city living, there existed just two types of housing in New York City: tenements and townhouses. The first apartment building in the city rose in 1870 at 148 East 18th Street, and was known as the Stuyvesant Apartments.
Though it was demolished in 1959, many of New York’s first apartment buildings are still standing today.
Check out the above video for a look at the city’s 10 oldest surviving apartment buildings.
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