Telling the Art Deco Story of Washington Heights

Janes Walk

Led By Anthony Robins, Art Deco Society of New York

The Art Deco Society of New York is pleased to offer this “Deco On Demand” video presentation—which you can enjoy at a time that best fits your schedule—with architectural historian, Anthony W. Robins, who leads us on a tour of the Art Deco architecture of northern Manhattan’s Washington Heights neighborhood.

Set high on a hill, its streets lined with attractive six-story Art Deco apartment houses, Washington Heights has more in common with West Bronx neighborhoods across the Harlem River than with the rest of Manhattan. Throughout the recorded web-based tour, we see how many of the same architects who worked on New York’s famed Art Deco thoroughfare, the Grand Concourse, also designed dynamic Deco apartment buildings on or near Fort Washington Avenue.


On Demand
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English
Shops along West 187th Street in Manhattan's Washington Heights. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Beyond My Ken. Modifications: photo cropped.