Real estate website The Real Deal recently put together this video highlighting the 10 oldest surviving apartment buildings in New York City.
Before the apartment building became a staple of city living, there existed just two types of housing in New York City: tenements and townhouses. The first apartment building in the city rose in 1870 at 148 East 18th Street, and was known as the Stuyvesant Apartments. Though it was demolished in 1959, many of New York’s first apartment buildings are still standing today.
Note that this list only includes buildings which were always apartments, and not converted lofts or industrial buildings, many of which are older.
via The Real Deal