The co-op apartment complex known today as “The Albert Apartment Corporation,” at 23 East 10th Street in Greenwich Village, Manhattan, stands as a historically significant site in the cultural life of New York City. It its earliest years, the Albert attracted a respectable clientele, and many professional societies held meetings here, but it soon became known for the artists, writers musicians and political radicals who lived there. Writers who have stayed at the Albert over the years include Robert Louis Stevenson, Hart Crane, Thomas Wolfe, Richard Wright, Samuel R. Delany, Anaïs Nin, Robert Lowell and Leroi Jones/ Amiri Baraka, among others. Visual artists who spent time at the Albert include painter Albert Pinkham Ryder, photographer Keith Carter, sculptors Phillip Guston and Steve Urry, Abstract-Expressionist Bradley Walker Tomlin, and figures associated with Andy Warhol. Today’s Albert incorporates four distinct structures now functioning as a single entity. The five-story building at 46-52 East 11th Street, now incorporated into the Albert, was originally the Hotel St. Stephen, built in 1875-76 by Albert S. Rosenbaum.
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