With its rooftop garden, private terraces and an eye-catching lobby from the mind of American design pioneer Alvin Lustig, the 19 red-brick floors of 200 East 36th Street promise its residents a surprise oasis at what should be one of the city’s busiest street corners.
Hyman Isaac Feldman
Hyman Isaac Feldman’s career spanned most of the 20th century and resulted in 2,500 homes in the New York area. At the time of his death in 1981, he left behind no paper trail of his life’s work. The Polish-born Yale graduate was an advocate for approaching building aesthetics with utilitarian engineering. “The architect of the future,” he said, “Will cease to think in terms of design alone.”