Office for Metropolitan History
Specialists in the Architectural History of New York City


Christopher Gray has written extensively on the architecture, history and preservation policies of New York City. His award-winning columns - since the 1987 the weekly "Streetscapes" in The New York Times and from 1980 to 1992 the monthly "Neighborhood" in Avenue magazine - form the most comprehensive look at New York City buildings yet published. He also wrote "All the Best Places," a column on American Streets, for House & Garden from 1982-1985.
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Christopher Gray's Books Include:

New York, Empire City (with David Stravitz; Harry N. Abrams, 2004)
Streetscapes (Harry N. Abrams, 2003 - Research by Suzanne Braley)
The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day
(with David Stravitz; Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 - Research by Suzanne Braley)
Sutton Place, Uncommon Community by the River (Sutton Area Community, 1997)
Fifth Avenue, from Start to Finish, 1911, in Historic Block-by-Block Photographs
(Dover, 1994 - Research by Suzanne Braley)
Changing New York (Dover Publications, 1992 - Research by Raymond Fike)
Blueprints (with John Boswell; Simon & Schuster, 1981)

His writing and research have earned awards from Classical America, the American Institute of Architects, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the Preservation League of New York State, the New York Landmarks Conservancy and the New York Society Library.