Photo by myself on 79th Street and Amsterdam, on the Upper West Side.
This photo from the stash looks like it was taken in England, but not so.
Manchester House is a large co-op building on the Upper West Side. Elaborate ironwork and stone adorns the entrance.
Random blocks of stone break up the brick areas above the first floor, as if the building were built over a long time. It was actually built in 1926 by Emery Roth, who designed many of the large, high end apartment buildings in Manhattan.
Little pointy hats sit on top of the lights. My guess is they are designed to look like gas lights, with openings for air to escape.
Related posts: A Dash of Charm, in the Village, 901 Broadway, in the Flatiron District, and Twilight, on West 4th Street.