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June 2017

“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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September 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

September 17 @ 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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 1

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: Art Deco tour – TriBeCa and Civic Center

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. This tour begins at the edge of the financial district and continues into the Civic Center with the Federal Post Office, a WPA product of the Modern Classic; and three remarkable municipal buildings at the northern tip of the Foley Square courts district: the New York State Building, the Health, Hospitals and Sanitation Building and the Manhattan Criminal Courthouse. Star architect…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

September 24 @ 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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 2

September 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: Midtown Art Deco from Beekman Place to Rockefeller Center (Itinerary No. 6)

September 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
$35

Visit modernistic residences ranging from the fabulously wealthy River House to the more modestly middle-class Southgate apartments to the former Panhellenic Tower. Then two spectacular midtown towers, the former General Electric Building and the Waldorf-Astoria, closing with a brief visit to Rockefeller Center.

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October 2017

NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 3

October 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 4

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

October 15 @ 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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NYU – Five-session course – New York in the Jazz Age: Art Deco architecture from TriBeCa to the Upper West Side – Session No. 5

October 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:40 pm
$450

This course traces the brash new style of art deco, which transformed New York into a modern metropolis. Follow the style’s impact on five Manhattan neighborhoods, mixing commercial with residential buildings.

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SOLD OUT BOOK TALK: “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture”

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

New York Art Deco: Book talk and signing, sponsored by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation

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SOLD OUT TOUR: Art Deco 42nd Street

October 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. A walk along Midtown Manhattan's major boulevard of Art Deco skyscrapers. Star architect of the walk is crusty modernist Raymond Hood; we will visit three of his four skyscrapers: the Daily News, American Radiator, and McGraw-Hill. Star building, once the world's tallest, is the one and only Chrysler, whose architect, William Van Alen, was once called the Ziegfeld of his profession.…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

October 29 @ 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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LECTURE: Behind the Bright Lights – the Great Broadway Theaters

October 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Pelham Manor Club, 1023 Esplanade
Pelham, NY 10803
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$5

With three-quarters of a century of history behind them, the 40 surviving Broadway theaters - many built as lavish headquarters for Broadway's great impresarios, who spared no expense in their decor -.stand as stunning works of art in themselves, as well as monuments to the lively history of American theater.

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November 2017

TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 5 @ 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: Downtown Art Deco (Itinerary No. 1)

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

On this tour we will see more than a dozen stunning buildings that range from iconic skyscrapers to smaller but equally stylish Deco structures tucked between the towers of the Financial District.

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

November 12 @ 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 2017

TOUR: SoHo Historic District

December 3 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
$20 - $30

Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. Reservations required ($30, but $20 for MAS members). Click here for information and registration. SoHo today is home to the world's greatest trove of cast-iron buildings. Cast-iron architecture began as a mid-19th-century cheap imitation of stone, in which the glories of the world's past could be offered in modern times in mass-produced, ready-to-build versions. But cast-iron soon developed into a remarkable technology expressive of the industrial revolution, capable of entirely new architectural effects. Threatened by a proposed…

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TOUR: The Woolworth Building and its Lobby

December 3 @ 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: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture”

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Roosevelt Island public library, 524 Main Street, Roosevelt Avenue
New York City, NY 10044 United States
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Free

Sponsored by the Roosevelt Island Historical Society - free and open to the public. 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 chief architectural language. Following a massive reawakening of interest in them during the 1970s, New York’s…

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