Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York – reservations required – sign-up here. Early-bird price: $55 for ADSNY members, $80 for ADSNY guests ($35 for ADSNY “Jazz Age” members, $70 for their non-member guests). Bus will pick-up on the Upper East Side.
Join us for a bus tour of the fabulous Art Deco treasures of The Bronx (Itinerary No. 5 in New York Art Deco: A Guide…), led by Anthony W. Robins, author of the forthcoming New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture. Of all the boroughs beyond Manhattan, none can match the Bronx’s reputation as an Art Deco stronghold. Besides the many wonders on the Grand Concourse – notably its famous “fish building” – we will also see the Park Plaza Apartments, first Art Deco apartment house built in the Bronx; Noonan Plaza, its successor in High Bridge; the Wagner Building and the Dollar Savings Bank at Fordham Road; the main Bronx post office; the Bronx County building; the Rainey Gates at the Bronx Zoo; and Herman Ridder Jr. High School on Boston Road – a rare Art Deco public school building. The afternoon will also include a special tour and reception in the splendidly restored Art Deco lobby of an ADSNY member’s stunning apartment building.