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Long before the Upper East Side came into its own, there was the Carlyle. It was the year 1929 – Walter P. Chrysler was putting the finishing touches in his eponymous building, John Jacob Raskob broke ground on the Empire State Building, and uptown on East 76th street, amidst both farmhouse and town house, rose a haven for high-society, artists, royalty, and world leaders. Since its inception, the Carlyle has personified timeless traditions and the elegance and sophistication that define the history of its surrounding neighborhood. Its values are art and culture, and the hotel fuses seamlessly with the museums and galleries amidst – from Ludvig Bemelman’s colorful murals which decorate its bar, or the sounds of masters from Cole Porter to George Gershwin, and of course the inimitable Bobby Short, whose music that resonated for decades inside Café Carlyle. It is a haven where the old-world charms of personal service and mastery of details are delicately maintained, where the legendary décor originally designed by decoratrix extraordinaire Dorothy Draper resonates alongside the innovations by contemporary master Thierry Despont. In this remarkably illustrated and carefully researched commemorative volume, all of these legends come alive, a befitting chronicle of one of New York City’s most unforgettable destinations.