The Manhattan House - the first buyers of apartments in this emblematic mid-century modern complex recieved a Hotpoint dishwasher for free

In 1950, the first buyers of the apartments in this massive, emblematic mid-century modern building recieved an automatic Hotpoint dishwasher for free thanks to a partnership between the developer - New York Life Insurance Company and Hotpoint Inc.

The Manhattan House had almost 600 apartments with the most notable residents being  furniture designer Florence Knoll, actress Grace Kelly, clarinetist Benny Goodman, former Governor Hugh Carey, and businessman Frank Hardart, the co-founder of Horn & Hardart. 

While the ads from april 1950 stated that this lovely brick facade building will be finished in october the same year, the complex was opened in 1951 at 200 East 66th Street. It was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft, the man behind the famous Lever House.

The complex also has a private garden with two sculptures by Hans Van de Bovenkamp.