The Luxembourg House is home to:
- the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the UN
- the Consulate General of Luxembourg in New York
- the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office
- the Luxembourg Tourist Office
- activities of the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce
Designed by the architect Harold Sterner in 1929 for the former Secretary of Defense James Forrestal, 17 Beekman Place was home to the great American composer Irving Berlin and his family from 1947 until his death in 1989 at the age of 101.
While living in the house, Irving Berlin composed the musical "Call Me Madam". The play was based on the appointment by President Harry Truman of Perle Mesta as first US Ambassador to Luxembourg.
Following Irving Berlin's death, the five-story townhouse was sold to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in 1990, and has been renovated to house the offices for the Luxembourg Government in New York City. The townhouse, which is open on three sides, holds the offices of the Permanent Mission of Luxembourg to the United Nations, the Consulate General of Luxembourg, the Luxembourg Trade & Investment Office and the Luxembourg National Tourist Office.
The Luxembourg House is hosting a number of cultural activities (art exhibitions, concerts, film presentations, conferences etc.), notably in the context of the "Arts at the Luxembourg House" program.
The Luxembourg House
17 Beekman Place New York, N.Y. 10022
By subway: No. 6 Line to 51st Street and Lexington Avenue stop
By bus: if you come from downtown take the M15 and stop at 1st Avenue & Mitchell Place.
If you come from uptown take the M15 and stop at 2nd Avenue & 50th Street
By train (subway): stop at 51st Street (E, V or 6 lines)
Telephone: (212) 935-3589
Fax: (212) 935-5896