Art Deco Upper East Side

Jazz-age Upstarts among the Respectable Neo-Georgians

With Anthony W. Robins

The Upper East Side never attracted as much Art Deco flash as its west-side counterpart, but tucked among the Beaux-Arts town houses and sedate neo-Georgian apartment buildings the neighborhood has some remarkable examples, including an apartment house by Raymond Hood; one of Manhattan’s very few Art Deco town houses; the elegant Carlyle Hotel; and apartment houses by Sloan & Robertson, Horace Ginsbern, Henry S. Churchill, and George and Edward Blum – the latter being among the very first Art Deco apartment buildings anywhere in the city. Mr. Robins is the author of “New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture.”

Sunday, August 4
10:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Tickets:
Member: $20
Non-member: $30

handsome arched window detail on 240 East 79th Street in Manhattan
Building detail on 240 East 79th Street in Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped.