Art Deco Treasures of Central Park West
About the Event:
Join acclaimed Art Deco expert and architectural historian Tony Robins for a captivating walking tour along Central Park West to get a closer look at the Art Deco gems that form Manhattan’s major residential skyline.
In 1890, a prescient real estate broker wrote:
“Central Park West seems to have only one future––it is destined to become an avenue of grand apartment houses and hotels.”
And indeed, over the next several decades, Central Park West sprouted many apartment houses with small religious and cultural institutions scattered in between.
On this engaging afternoon stroll we will explore how development continued into the 1920s when major architectural projects brought color and Jazz to the formerly sedate Boulevard. Robins will lead us on visits to the iconic twin-towered skyscraper apartment buildings––the Century, the Majestic, and the Eldorado––and many other multi-colored jazz-age fantasies of high living that overlook the park.
ADSNY walking tours do fill quickly, so we encourage you to claim your space today.
Audio assistance devices will be provided for all attendees.
About the Guide:
Anthony W. Robins has been guiding natives and visitors to the city’s wonders of steel and stone for twenty-five years. He has led hundreds of walking tours of New York history and architecture. A founding member of ADSNY, Robins created the Society’s original tour program in 1981. In 2017, the Guides Association of New York City honored him with the “Guiding Spirit Award.” He lectures on New York history and architecture to audiences both in the United States and abroad, teaches various levels of students about architecture and the development of New York City, and has authored five books and a number of short guide books, as well as many newspaper and magazine articles. His latest award-winning book, New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, explores Art Deco throughout the five boroughs.
Members $39; Jazz Age Order Members $29; Non-Members $54