[EPISODE] Carnegie Hill
Join us on a journey through Carnegie Hill.
How did it get its name? What was the neighborhood like a century ago, and what is it like today?
Jeff begins the show with David Griffin of Landmark Branding. David discusses his initial interest in architecture and how he first became fascinated with neighborhoods. Jeff and David trace the early development of Carnegie Hill and the early effects of railroads in the area. They touch on the influences Henry Frick and Andrew Carnegie had on the area.
David describes the architectural character of many homes within Carnegie Hill. Jeff and David traces the building of the mansions on 5th Avenue. David shares the history of notable places including the Warburg mansion, the E.F. Hutton penthouse, and the Guggenheim museum. David elucidates the architectural significance of the Guggenheim’s spiral design.
Matt Bauer joins the show to share his expertise. Matt explains how his love for his Brooklyn hometown sparked his interest in neighborhoods. Matt notes how the residential character, small businesses, and the many schools in the area gives Carnegie Hill a strong sense of community. Matt provides advice for business owners looking to open in the area.
Matt touches on how the Madison Ave BID organizes philanthropic events for local charities. Matt describes various BID projects including the Gleam Team, partnering with local police for safety programs, and the Madison Avenue Gallery Walk. They explore the importance of stores connecting with clientele and constantly reinventing themselves.