AT&T Long Lines Building
Built in 1974 to house long-distance switching
equipment--a giant tower without a single window,
inhabited mainly by
electronics. Designed to function even after a
41: This was the address of the brothel
Helen Jewett, a prostitute well-known for her beauty, New York City's most famous and
beautiful prostitute, was brutally murdered with an ax
on April 10, 1836. A young clerk named Richard Robinson is
believed to have been the culprait, but was
acquitted in a dubious trial.
Corner (319 Broadway): Former Met Life Home Office;
''a cast-iron gem of the first order'' (AIA Guide),
designed by David & John Jardine in 1869
and fabricated by the Daniel D. Badger
Architectural Iron Works.
On the ground floor
was Stark's Veranda, an Italian restaurant
that opened in 1894 and closed c. 2009.
In the 1840s, this was the address of John
Anderson's cigar store, where
Mary Rogers worked;
her puzzling death in 1841 inspired Poe's ''The Mystery
of Marie Roget''.