From a reader, Some stuff you never knew about this building:
Grew up around the corner. The tall narrow building is actually wider in front, it is 125 Madison Street between Pike and Market... a building that was condemned and closed by the city when rules for air, light, and sanitation changed until the landlord (50+ years ago) made necessary corrections. Three apartments per floor... and get this... TOILET IN THE HALLWAYS, bathtub in the kitchen. Wood burning stove in the kitchen, with gas as well. My grandfather was the Super from the 60s to the 90s: lots of great memories. Basement held a speakeasy way back in the day... Chaplin posters and soforth on the walls. Most recently, allegedly, a brothel. Classic, old school NYC building.