Great Architects of New York: Henry J. Hardenbergh
The Albert Apartments
69-77 University Place or
42-44 East 11th Street
New York, N.Y. 10003
East 11th Street and University Place, southeast corner
Greenwich Village
July 27, 1881, to Dec. 21, 1882
Originally a hotel (the Albert), now apartments. On the ground floor: Dean & Deluca, Supercuts, Mandoo Bar, and the Little Antique Shop.
AIA Guide
"Dark red brick and black-painted wrought-iron trim dinsinguish this work."
Landmark Status
Not landmarked

This building looks like a big red velvet cake with some vanilla icing. The top floor addition hides nicely behind Hardenbergh's gabled parapet. One wishes the rooftop addition to 67 West 73rd Street had been done this well.