Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1879/00/00 Henry J Hardenbergh Architect Henry Janeway Hardenbergh designs The Van Corlear, a six story tall luxury apartment house (lost) with six large apartments on each floor, and received enthusiastic reviews from the critics of the time.
1879/00/00 Edward Cabot Clark Owner The Van Corlear luxury apartment house (lost) is built for Edward Clark as one of the first multi-family living for the middle- and upper-class. Rise of Luxury Apartment Buildings in Manhattan
1927/00/00 Leo Lentelli Artist Leo Lentelli designs wood carvings and marble for the Park Central Hotel's lobby (lost).
1927/00/00 William Clark Rice and J Scott Williams paint murals at the Park Central Hotel in New York City (lost).
1927/06/12 Gronenberg and Leuchtag Architect Built in the Renaissance Revival style for Harry A Lanzer, the 1600 room Park Central Hotel opens on 7th Avenue. The 31-story hostelry boast a swimming pool and an elaborate roof garden.
1928/11/04 On his way to a meeting in room 349, Arnold Rothstein is shot and mortally wounded in a first floor service corridor at the Park Central Hotel.
1933/06/29 Roscoe Arbuckle Died Roscoe Arbuckle suffers a heart attack and dies in his sleep. Earlier in the day, Warner Bros had signed Arbuckle to star in a feature-length film. Then he celebrated with friends and his third wife saying "This is the best day of my life."
1950/00/00 Eleanor Roosevelt Guest Eleanor Roosevelt begins renting suites at the Park Sheraton Hotel. Mrs Roosevelt will rent through 1953.
1953/00/00 Jackie Gleason Office Jackie Gleason leases a 23rd floor suite at the Park Sheraton Hotel to be the headquarters of his entertainment company. The 7-room penthouse has a terrace, dance studio and four bars, staffed by a live-in bartender. Gleason will use the suite until 1957.
1956/00/00 Walter Winchell Journalist Gossip columnist, Walter Winchell, says that Eleanor Roosevelt's complaint about bare breasted mermaids hanging from the Mermaid Room's ceiling (lost) prompted the hotel management to give the mermaids brassieres made from fishing nets.
1957/10/25 Two masked gunmen charge into Arthur Grasso's Barber Shop on the corner of 55th Street and 7th Avenue in the Park Sheraton Hotel and shoot gangster Albert Anastasia to death.
1958/00/00 Eleanor Roosevelt Guest During renovations on a new house, Eleanor Roosevelt stays at the Park Sheraton Hotel.
1962/09/12 Martin Luther King Jr Speaker We seldom take note or give adequate significance to the fact that Thomas Jeffersons text of the Declaration of Independence was revised by the Continental Congress to eliminate a justifiable attack on King George for encouraging slave trade - MLK, EPC US Declaration of Independence
1962/09/12 Martin Luther King Jr Speaker If our nation had done nothing more in its whole history than to create just two documents, its contribution to civilization would be imperishable. The first of these documents is the Declaration of Independence - MLK, Emancipation Proclamation Centennial US Declaration of Independence
1962/09/12 Martin Luther King Jr Speaker Martin L King delivers a speech at the Park Sheraton Hotel to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the issuance of Abraham Lincoln's Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Emancipation Proclamation (Executive order)

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Particulars for Park Central Hotel NYC:
Sight Category Building
Criteria Historic Event
Current Use Lodging
Area of Significance Social History

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Lodging Style Hotel
Lodging category Upscale Lodging

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