VIDEO: These are New York’s oldest surviving apartment buildings

They were all built before 1900...

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.

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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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