Designed by Louis Aloys Risse, the Grand Concourse was constructed between 1894-1909. This world famous thoroughfare was built during the height of the City Beautiful movement; it was modeled on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. 800 Grand Concourse is situated within the heart of the Grand Concourse historic district. This large modern style apartment house, designed by Hyman I. Feldman in 1953, was constructed in the garden apartment tradition with an H-shaped plan featuring two large courtyards on Grand Concourse and Concourse Village West. Manhatta Archutecture, P.C. renovated Apartment #1-NN which faces the east courtyard.



Thursday, February 21, 2013

Construction-Wallparper Install

The original design of our apartment was transitional with both art deco and modern design influences. In the case of the wallpaper, we opted to go with Art Deco patterns from Bradbury & Bradbury. The living room pattern is "Volute-Platinum". The bedroom pattern is "Stardust-Midnight". The "Stardust" pattern was stenciled from motifs found in the now demolished "Cloud Club" at the top of New York's spectacular Chrysler Building. The wallpaper was installed by Bond Professional Wallcovering, Bronx, NY.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Construction-Floor Demo

As typical with NYC co-ops, the mortar bed had to be removed with hand tools.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Altman Electric replaced the existing fuse box with a modern circuit breaker panel.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Initially, our goal was to remove the east millwork to create an opening for a larger refrigerator. The millwork was then to be retrofitted and re-installed. Later on in the project, we found an antique Hoosier cabinet that worked better for our needs than the pre-existing millwork. We revised the design accordingly.