Lalla Essaydi in the New York Post

Few buildings on the Upper West Side possess the kind of iconic exteriors that stop people in their tracks. There is the Dakota, perhaps, where John Lennon was shot; the San Remo’s twin towers; and the Ansonia, that 17-floor Beaux Arts beauty occupying an enviable stretch of Broadway between 73rd and 74th Streets.

In the living room is a sepia image by Bill Cotter of a cash register in the sky; a second look reveals the tally on the till to be a date: 8121965, or July 12, 1965, a day during the World’s Fair in Queens. Nearby is a three-panel artwork of a lounging woman by Moroccan photographer Lalla Essaydi; the piece, “Les Femmes du Maroc,” is a photo graffitied in henna.

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