When the Academy of Music opened in 1854 on 14th Street near Third Avenue, it was New York’s premier opera house, an anchor of the city’s buzzing new “uptown” theater district. It was also a favorite of the city’s Old Money elite in the 1860s and 1870s, who socialized in its “shabby red and gold […]

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