Deco Delights in Washington Heights

Janes Walk

Led By Anthony W. Robins, Art Deco Society of New York; Author of New York Art Deco: A Guide to Gotham’s Jazz Age Architecture, winner of a 2017-2018 New York City Book Award

Hilly Washington Heights, lined with modest but attractive six-story Art Deco apartment houses, shares architects and aesthetics with West Bronx neighborhoods just across the Harlem River. Besides the apartment buildings, we will see a commercial strip and one of the city’s few frankly Deco subway entrances. But the star attraction is the Fourth Church of Christ, Scientist, now the Hebrew Tabernacle of Washington Heights, one of perhaps a dozen.

Sunday, May 6
1:00 PM
2 Hours

Walk Details
Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture
Accessibility: Senior-friendly
Meeting Location

Bennet Park, opposite the Fort Washington Avenue exit of the 181st Street stop of the Independent subway (the A train). Exit at the north (uptown) end of the station and take the elevator up to Fort Washington Avenue, at West 184th Street (according to the street sign, even though there is no street here). Cross Fort Washington and enter Bennett Park.

Directions

Fort Washington exit from the IND subway (A train)

Finding your walk leader

Walk leader will be wearing a large tan Bailey Dalton safari hat

Ending Location

Fort Washington Avenue at W. 185th Street

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