George McAneny’s New York

With Lucie Levine

[In-person tour] Join us for a tour celebrating the life and legacy of George McAneny, the foremost planner and preservationist of his generation, who served as President of the Municipal Art Society, Manhattan Borough President, President of the Board of Alderman, and President of the City Club. He was the first head of the Transit Commission, and first head of the Regional Plan Association. He even found time to found the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and do a stint as Managing Editor of the New York Times! His planning genius influenced our Art Deco skyline, and laid the groundwork for our modern transit system. On this tour of Lower Manhattan with Lucie Levine, we’ll see how McAneny shaped the city center, and connected it to the outer boroughs like never before. We’ll find out how McAneny went toe to toe with Robert Moses…and won, spearheading the modern preservation movement in the process. From historic monuments to human-scale development, McAneny was dedicated to creating and maintaining a livable city.

In-person tours are limited to 20 attendees and are held outdoors.  Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore ask that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status.  Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation.  Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

MAS Walking Tours last approximately 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.

Registration is now closed.

Sunday, January 9
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

George McAneny. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, The World's Work. Modifications: photo cropped.