The Chelsea real estate firm of Sidney Rubell is situated in a remarkably handsome building on W. 23rd Street. The bay windows on 348 W 23rd Street go all the way up to the third floor and each floor is separated by a carved wood panel that runs nearly the length of the building.
The side windows, set at a slant, are made of gracefully curved panes of glass of a sort you just don't see anymore. Obviously, the window are originals, and haven't been replaced by some cookie-cutter modern replacements. Framing each set of windows on the left and the right is remarkably detailed plasterwork.
Under the second floor windows is further plasterwork with a sort of mock coat of arms.
I wish I knew more about this building. It's so beautiful. Then again, maybe all the buildings on W. 23rd Street were once as attractive. All I have discovered is this address was apartments in earlier decades, and the ground floor held a doctor's office. The Rubell company is an old, family-owned concern which has been doing business in Chelsea for 65 years. As far as I can tell, it's been in this building for a half a century.