This awning stretches out over a Park Avenue sidewalk and is attached to the Waldorf-Astoria.
Built in 1931, The corners are accented with beautiful art deco flourishes.
The best part of this iconic NYC logo? The words are separated by an equal sign. Genius! The Registered mark kind of spoils it.
Fun fact: Gangsters Frank Costello, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Charles “Lucky” Luciano once lived in the Waldorf-Astoria.
It’s good to finally be able to put a face to the name. Up until now, I’ve only known it from the limerick:There was a young lady named Gloria Who’d been had by Sir Gerald Du Maurier, And then by six men, Sir Gerald again, And the band at the Waldorf-Astoria.
god, this makes me want to wear fur and carry a cigarette holder and a yappy=dog…
I love the deco touches, and the gangster trivia. I’ve been rewatching the Sopranos for the last month or so and am in a gangster state of mind.
KY: Thanks for the lyric! That’s a distant cousin to a Man from Nantucket lyric I know.Daisy: You’d have to be cruel to the help and I don’t think you have it in you.AFM: Tony Soprano is currently playing in a comedy on Broadway. It’s a huge hit.
Wow. That’s all I have. It’s really gorgeous.
So did my mom for some months when she studied there in the 50s. Now you’ve got me wondering about her past!
Sid: You should see it in person!Elle: Is that true!? You mom lived at the Waldorf in the 50’s!!!? Make her tell you stories and then post, please.