1166 2nd Avenue

City Living, History

Day & Meyer, Murray & Young warehouse on the Upper East Side

If you need any more proof that the rich are nothing like us, have a look at the facility they send their cast-offs to when their walk-in closets get too full. Located on an Upper East Side block at 1166 2nd Avenue is a pretty spectacular building erected in a neo-Gothic style. While the whole setting would appear to be the perfect recipe for luxury living (a storied building in a prime location?), don’t expect find condos or even office space here. In fact, since 1928, this 15-story construction has been the destination for wealthy New Yorkers to store their most precious objects. As the Daily News writes, everyone from William Randolph Hearst to the Astors to Walter Cronkite and Whoopi Goldberg have stowed their possessions within its steel vaults.

Have a look inside the facility


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