Christopher Stewart Gray (April 24, 1950 – March 10, 2017) was an American journalist and architectural historian, noted for his weekly column "Streetscapes" in The New York Times, about the history of New York City architecture, real estate and public improvements.
He also wrote extensively about architecture for the magazines Avenue and House & Garden, and was the founder of the Office for Metropolitan History, an organization that provides research on the history of New York buildings. He wrote a column, "All the Best Places", from 1982 to 1985 on American streets for House & Garden.
Awards and honors
Gray received awards for his research and writing from the following:
- New York, Empire City (with David Stravitz; Harry N. Abrams, 2004) ISBN 0-8109-5011-1
- New York Streetscapes (Harry N. Abrams, 2003 - Research by Suzanne Braley) ISBN 0-8109-4441-3
- The Chrysler Building: Creating a New York Icon Day by Day (with David Stravitz; Princeton Architectural Press, 2002 - Research by Suzanne Braley) ISBN 1-56898-354-9
- Sutton Place, Uncommon Community by the River (Sutton Area Community, 1997) ISBN 0-9652934-0-8
- Fifth Avenue, from Start to Finish, 1911, in Historic Block-by-Block Photographs (Dover, 1994 - Research by Suzanne Braley) ISBN 0-486-28146-9
- Changing New York (Dover Publications, 1992 - Research by Raymond Fike) ISBN 0-486-26936-1
- Blueprints (with John Boswell; Simon & Schuster, 1981) ISBN 0-671-41973-0
- List of American historians
- List of American print journalists
- List of The New York Times employees
- List of people from New York City
- "Christopher Gray, Architecture Writer and Researcher, Dies at 66". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
- Schneider, Daniel B (August 27, 2000). "F.Y.I. – Hell's Kitchen in the Raw". The New York Times. March 4, 2010.
- "Christopher Gray". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
- "Office for Metropolitan History" Archived October 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
- Gray, Christopher. "Christopher Gray – The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
- "Office for Metropolitan History". Metro History. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.