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Tour and book signing: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)
June 4, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$10 - $20
Reservations required. Sponsored by the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts. For information and registration, click here. At the end of the walk, there will be a book sale and signing at the Friends’s office.
The Upper East Side—Manhattan’s Gold Coast—maintains an aura of conservative respectability, and perhaps as a result never attracted as much Art Deco flash as its counterpart on the west side of Central Park. Nevertheless, tucked among the Beaux-Arts town houses and sedate neo-Georgian apartment buildings, the neighborhood has some remarkable examples by some of the best architects, including an apartment house by Raymond Hood (built for the owner of the Daily News); one of Manhattan’s very few Art Deco town houses; the elegant Carlyle Hotel; and apartment houses by Sloan & Robertson, Horace Ginsberg. and George and Edward Blum—the Blums having designed some of the very first Art Deco apartment buildings anywhere in the city.