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TOUR: Art Deco on the Upper East Side (Itinerary No. 10)
August 4, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Reservations required. Sponsored by the Municipal Art Society. $30 per person ($20 for MAS members). For information and registration, click here.
Based on Itinerary No. 10 in New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.
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.