LGA in East Harlem

La Guardia’s Apartment, before he moved to Gracie Mansion, was located on 5th Avenue at 109. Today his view would have been something like this:

A contemporary real estate site describes the location in this way:

Description

1274 Fifth is a six-story building, built in 1934, along the fabulous 50-block stretch of Fifth Avenue above 109th Street, offering gorgeous pre-war architecture, unprecedented space, and beautiful natural light. This pet-friendly building is steps from Central Park and has an on-site super.

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Building Amenities

  • Pre War
  • Washer/Dryer in building
  • Elevator
  • Mail Room
  • Laundry Room
  • Live-In Superintendent

LaGuardia lived in an apartment in this East Harlem building, which sits on the corner of East 109th Street, when he was elected mayor in 1934. Robert Moses offered a move to Gracie Mansion, but LaGuardia decided to stay in his apartment for another eight years before finally moving to the East River.

Harlem, as the Sum of Its Residents