Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Celebrate Fall in New York with Landmark West! and openhousenewyork Weekend*

LANDMARK WEST! is hosting the following FREE events on Sunday, October 5:

Horse Trails to Subway Rails, 11:00am

Walking tour for kids and families – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Recommended for ages 7-12

Learn about the Upper West Side’s transformation from farmland to cityscape, and how the subway’s construction played a part. Space is limited.

Farmhouses to Townhouses, 12:30pm

Walking tour for kids and families – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Recommended for ages 7-12

Discover how the Upper West Side formed one hundred years ago, from horse trails and mansions to the construction of the subway and more! Space is limited.

Broadway Corridor Walking Tour, 1:00pm

All ages – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED - Space is limited.

Led by Peter Salwen, a longtime Upper West Sider who has been leading tours around New York's neighborhoods and personalities since the 1970s. He is the author of the popular "Upper West Side Story: A History and Guide" (Abbeville Press, 1989, 1994) which is now available online at www.upperwestsidestory.net.

Discover the rich history and architectural significance of the Upper West Side through four fascinating early 20th century buildings representing a small sample of significant but as yet unprotected historic treasures in the area deserving city landmark designation.

First Church of Christ, Scientist. 1:00pm – 5:00pm


2:00pm Talk with George Chin, Architect of the restoration

10 West 68th Street at Central Park West

Rediscover this 1901 Beaux-Arts church designed by Frederick R. Comstock, just emerging from a spectacular multi-year restoration, championed by a dedicated congregation.

For ALL walking tours, please reserve a space in advance by calling LW! at 212-496-8110 or emailing landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org.

*openhousenewyork Weekend, America's largest architecture and design event, opens doors throughout New York City each October. Discover new neighborhoods, explore with friends and family, and experience NYC's architecture and design in all five boroughs through special talks, tours, performances and family-friendly workshops – all free of charge! This 6th annual weekend falls on October 4 and 5 in 2008.

For more information, visit http://www.ohny.org

Monday, September 15, 2008

A Celebration of West End Avenue:
Tickets Still Available
for the Penthouse Reception!
Walking Tours Sold Out!
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 7:30pm

West End Avenue events have proved to be immensely popular, a testament to their significance and timeliness! After Professor Andrew Dolkart’s walking tour sold out in record time, we expanded the evening to include another walking tour led by Professor Mosette Broderick and a post-tour wine reception. Tickets for the second tour flew off the virtual shelves in less than 24 hours, but don’t despair – a limited number of tickets are still available for the post-tour reception!

Whether or not you are joining us for the walking tours, you are invited to a post-tour wine reception from approximately 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM in a penthouse apartment featuring panoramic views of the Upper West Side and the Hudson River, located in a 1937 Boak and Paris building. Andrew Dolkart and Mosette Broderick will celebrate with us, and Andrew will speak briefly about West End Avenue. Tickets for the reception only are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Space is extremely limited and is selling out at a record pace! Call 212-496-8110 or email landmarkwest@landmarkwest.org to reserve your place today. Please know that all reservations are considered tentative until payment is received. All proceeds from the reception will be used by LW! to support the West End Preservation Society (WEPS) and efforts to create a new West End Avenue Historic District.