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October 2016

NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from Murray Hill to Washington Heights – Session No. 5

October 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$200

Fifth session of this NYU course. Five walks (Thursday afternoons, September 29 and October 6, 13, 20 and 27) take us to five Manhattan neighborhoods with Art Deco marvels.

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Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

October 30, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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November 2016

Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 13, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 27, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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December 2016

Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

December 11, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

December 18, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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February 2017

Free Art Deco Tour to mark International Tourist Guide Day

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Free one-hour tour of Art Deco skyscrapers in honor of International Tourist Guide Day: Daily News, Chrysler and Chanin buildings. Reservations required - TonyRobins@pipeline.com

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March 2017

Tour: Art Deco 42nd Street (Itinerary No. 5)

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

A walk along midtown Manhattan's major boulevard of Art Deco skyscrapers. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society - reservations required.

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April 2017

Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

April 2 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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Bus Tour: Art Deco in the Bronx (Itinerary No. 12)

April 9 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$55 - $80

Bus tour of Art Deco in the Bronx, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York.

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Tour: Art Deco in the Fabulous Fifties (Itinerary No. 6)

April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

This walk begins with a cluster of modernistic residences ranging from River House to Southgate apartments to the former Panhellenic Tower. It then pushes westward into the commercial heart of Midtown, ending at Rockefeller Center.

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May 2017

“New York Art Deco” – Bay area – Book talk and signing

May 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bellevue Club, 525 Bellevue Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
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$10 - $15

"New York Art Deco: A Guide..." book talk and signing, sponsored by the Art Deco Society of California (Oakland).

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TOUR: Art Deco Central Park West (Itinerary No. 8)

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Information and registration: 212-935-3960. A pleasant stroll along Central Park West for a closer look at the buildings that form Manhattan’s major residential skyline. We’ll see the great twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings – the Century, the Majestic and the El Dorado – and other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living overlooking the park.

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Tour: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (Itinerary No. 3)

May 21 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
$35

A tour of Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park, sponsored by Untapped Cities.

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“New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture” – Book talk, signing, and reception

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$20 - $25

Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York and SUNY Press; reservations required - click here. Tickets $25 ($20 for ADSNY members), include a wine and hors d'oeuvres reception. The Chrysler Building, the Waldorf-Astoria, Rockefeller Center– these are among the hundreds of Art Deco monuments that during the 1920s and ‘30s helped create the image of New York City as the world’s Modern Metropolis. In New York, Art Deco evolved through a series of Manhattan skyscrapers into the city’s…

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SOLD OUT Tour: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (Itinerary No. 3)

May 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$35

A tour of Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park, sponsored by Untapped Cities.

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Tour: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

May 28 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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June 2017

Tour and book signing: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)

June 4 @ 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…

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TOUR: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$30 - $50

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Art Deco Society of New York. For information and registration, click here. 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…

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New York Art Deco: Book talk, signing and walk (from Itinerary No. 9) on the Upper West Side

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$20 - $30

Book talk, signing and tour on the Upper West Side - "New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham's Jazz Age Architecture."

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“New York Art Deco” – Joint book talk and signing with Jules Stewart at Shakespeare & Co.

June 21 @ 6:30 pm
Shakespeare & Co. bookstore, 939 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY
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A joint book talk, with Jules Stewart, author of Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s. At Shakespeare & Co. bookstore. Free and open to the public. Jules Stewart's book charts the social life of New York City during the Jazz Age - everything from high society to organized crime. He and I will talk about our respective takes on New York during that tumultuous decade.

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TOUR: Downtown Art Deco (Itinerary No. 1)

June 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 - $30

Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Information and registration: 212-935-3960 or click here. Towering above the narrow streets of the old Dutch colony of Nieuw Amsterdam are some of the country’s finest zigzag and streamlined delights, glittering pinnacles of Wall Street prosperity, monuments to the high-flying corporations of 1920s banking, oil, and telecommunications. Unrivaled skyscraper designs include Ralph Walker’s Gothic Modern fantasy of the Irving Trust tower and the Art Deco–encrusted Cities Service headquarters, plus some lesser-known jewels in…

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TOUR: The great Art Deco Towers of East 42nd Street (from Itinerary No. 5)

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$TBA

Walking tour of Art Deco architecture (itinerary TBA) in conjunction with the show "The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s" at the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

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July 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

July 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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BOOK TALK: “New York Art Deco”

July 11 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Skyscraper Museum, 39 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280
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New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing at the Skyscraper Museum

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TOUR: Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park (Itinerary No. 3)

July 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

A tour of Art Deco from Murray Hill to Gramercy Park, sponsored by Untapped Cities.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

July 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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August 2017

SOLD OUT – TOUR: Art Deco on the Upper West Side: Broadway and Riverside Drive (Itinerary No. 9)

August 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $30

A meandering walk across the upper west tracts of the Upper West Side, from West 85th to 103rd streets, Broadway to Riverside Drive. We see work by such stalwart Manhattan Deco icons as Sugarman & Berger, Boak & Paris, and Harvey Wiley Corbett, as well as architects less well known for their Deco productions, including Emery Roth and Rosario Candela.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Woolworth Building, 233 Broadway
New York,
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$45

Reservations required. Tour of the Woolworth Building lobby, closed to the public for more than a decade and now open again. The tour includes a detailed look at the building's unmatched polychromatic terra-cotta exterior, and an in-depth exploration of the lobby and its wealth of ornament, including hidden corners and staircases -- plus a special visit to the mezzanine level for an up-close view of its extraordinary mosaic ceiling.

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SOLD OUT – TOUR: Art Deco in Washington Heights (Itinerary No. 11)

August 20 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $30

High up on a hill, its streets lined with modest but attractive six-story Art Deco apartment houses, Washington Heights has more in common with West Bronx neighborhoods just across the Harlem River than with the rest of Manhattan. Many of the same architects who worked on the Grand Concourse also designed apartment buildings on or near Fort Washington Avenue - we will see work by Horace Ginsbern, Jacob Felson, Israel Crausman, Miller and Goldhammer, Charles Kreymborg, and H. Herbert Lillien.

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