Still Walking After All These Years
June 15th, 2009, 3:26 pm
MAS originated the architectural walking tour in New York City in 1956 and we’re still at it — last year, more than 10,000 people participated in MAS tours. Now, we’ve published The Municipal Art Society of New York – 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan (W.W. Norton & Company), a detailed, engaging, and lavishly illustrated guidebook to ten of the city’s most compelling districts. Francis Morrone and Matthew A. Postal, preeminent MAS guides with over 10 years experience leading visitors to all parts of the city, serve as your leaders as you navigate the city on foot. Can’t read maps? No sense of direction? Don’t worry – the book is filled with intuitive, easy to follow directions of recognizable landmarks, clear maps, and more than 200 color photographs by Edward A. Toran, to ensure that you never confuse your chapels or misname your buildings. Designed for visitors, students, newcomers, and seasoned New Yorkers eager to learn more about the bricks, brownstones and glass towers they live among, The Municipal Art Society of New York – 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan includes a walk along Park Avenue’s prestigious corporate addresses, an informative stroll among New York’s earliest skyscrapers, a view of Central Park’s structures and sculpture, a detailed look inside Grand Central Terminal, where MAS has given weekly tours since 1978, and a peek at The High Line, New York’s newest and only elevated park, among other areas. Walk with MAS as we go under bridges, into buildings, and across parks, and allow everyone to make the most of New York’s pedestrian-friendly streets, vibrant public spaces, and historic architecture.P.S. Join us at MAS to launch 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan at My Life as a Tour Leader on Wednesday, June 24, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Francis Morrone and Matthew A. Postal will describe life on the street: good, the bad and the ugly. The lively discussion, which includes Edward A. Toran who has photographed New York’s buildings and its tour takers, will be moderated by Robin Lynn, editor, 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan. Autographed copies will be available for purchase. For this one-night only 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan will be available to MAS members at a 25% discount. Program is $15 non-members, program free to MAS members. RSVP online or call 212-935-2075.