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Bank of New York Building

530 5th Avenue is a run of the mill midtown office building. It is called the Bank of New York Building but now houses many different businesses as well as a prominent retail storefront.

However, back in the early 20th Century, this address was far from ordinary. On this site stood the final incarnation of Sherry's Restaurant. Sherry's was a French inspired cafe and one of the most popular midtown restaurants in the early 20th Century. The building was designed by Stanford White and...

530 5th Avenue is a run of the mill midtown office building. It is called the Bank of New York Building but now houses many different businesses as well as a prominent retail storefront.

However, back in the early 20th Century, this address was far from ordinary. On this site stood the final incarnation of Sherry's Restaurant. Sherry's was a French inspired cafe and one of the most popular midtown restaurants in the early 20th Century. The building was designed by Stanford White and he was a frequent patron, as were the leading families of the day: the Morgans, Astors, and Vanderbilts dined often.

Sherry's was founded by Louis Sherry, a man from Vermont who pretended to be French for business purposes. According to website Suite 101, Sherry's was host in 1903 to the craziest dinner ever given where 36 men ate and drank on horseback while the ballroom was transformed into an outdoor space, complete with birds, horses, and a fake moon. The champagne was attached through tubes to the diners' saddlebags. This dinner was thrown by eccentric Chicago millionaire C.K.G. Billings.

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530 5th Ave
New York, NY 10036
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Zach Aarons
April 26, 2011
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