Christopher Gray

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Christopher Stewart Gray (April 24, 1950 – March 10, 2017)[1] was an American journalist and architectural historian,[2] noted for his weekly column "Streetscapes" in The New York Times, about the history of New York City architecture, real estate and public improvements.[3][4]


Gray wrote the "Streetscapes" column from 1986 until December 2014.[5] His work focuses on architecture, history and preservation policies of New York City.[6]

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.[4] He wrote a column, "All the Best Places", from 1982 to 1985 on American streets for House & Garden.

Awards and honors[edit]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Christopher Gray, Architecture Writer and Researcher, Dies at 66". The New York Times. Retrieved March 13, 2017.
  2. ^ Schneider, Daniel B (August 27, 2000). "F.Y.I. – Hell's Kitchen in the Raw". The New York Times. March 4, 2010.
  3. ^ "Christopher Gray". The New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  4. ^ a b "Office for Metropolitan History" Archived October 5, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 4, 2010.
  5. ^ Gray, Christopher. "Christopher Gray – The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved July 16, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Office for Metropolitan History". Metro History. Archived from the original on June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 16, 2013.

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