New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture (SUNY Press, Excelsior Editions, 2017) was just listed in Brick Underground among “The 25 best books about New York City history.” The book is based on 30 years of Art Deco walking tours. For more on the book, click here. Click here to watch the New York […]
Nathan Silver, author of “Lost New York,” returns to New York for the 50th anniversary of the Landmarks Law
In just a few months, the city will be awash in exhibitions and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of New York’s Landmarks Law. How appropriate that Mr. Silver – who has spent the past half-century living and teaching in England – is making another return visit. He will be speaking on Wednesday morning, December 10th, at the Bard Breakfast – the annual gathering organized by the New York Preservation Archive Project. Tickets are still available – click here for more information.
Tomorrow’s World: The New York World’s Fairs and Flushing Meadows Park
For New York boomers, there are only two kinds of World’s Fair: the 1964 fair that we got to visit in our youth, and the 1939 fair that we ardently wish we could have visited – the fair of the Unisphere, and the fair of the Trylon and Perisphere. This year marks both the 50th anniversary […]
Remembering Finch College – and its ground-breaking 1970s Art Deco exhibits
Last Sunday afternoon (May 18, ’14), I took a group of alumnae of Finch College – in town for a college reunion – on a walk of Art Deco architecture on the Upper East Side. After visits to Raymond Hood’s 1928 apartment house at 3 East 84th Street, Harry Allen Jacob’s 1930 town house at […]
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