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Telling the Art Deco Stories of Bay Ridge
(In-Person Event)

About the Program:

In this new in-person installment of ADSNY’s Telling the Art Deco Stories of Our Neighborhoods series, we’ll be exploring the fascinating history and Art Deco architecture of Midwood, Brooklyn.

In the 1930s, Art Deco arrived in the Midwood neighborhood of Brooklyn, introducing modern design and decoration to this historic community. Join architectural historian Matt Postal for an illustrated lecture and walking tour and learn about the area's transformation in the early 20th century and some of the neighborhood’s finest buildings.

Mostly designed by Brooklyn architects in the late 1920s and 1930s, we’ll view stylish apartment houses and commercial structures, highlighting the distinctive architectural features and decorative motifs that make Art Deco one of New York City’s most enduring and memorable styles.

In this two-part program, architectural historian Matt Postal will begin with an illustrated presentation, discussing such neighborhood highlights as:

  • Art Deco Apartment houses such as the Versailles, Highway Gardens, and Madison Gardens Apartments, many with stunning original lobbies

  • The former Dime Savings Bank of Brooklyn

  • Notable buildings along Kings Highway and neighboring street

  • And much more

Matt will then lead registrants on a guided walking tour of the neighborhood, pointing out Deco architectural features along the way.

TADS programs offer a free illustrated lecture and cultural walking tour to local communities, and are specifically designed to help educate residents about the unique Art Deco architecture and cultural history of their neighborhood, enabling them to participate in their heritage, contribute to the broader cultural landscape of the city’s urban fabric, promote greater understanding of the architectural value of communities, and encourage preservation of culture, art, and architecture on a local scale.

This in-depth exploration of Astoria will include a 35–45 minute PowerPoint presentation, followed by a 75–90 minute walking tour of the 1920s and 30s architecture in the neighborhood.


About the Speaker: 

Our guide, architectural historian Matt Postal, leads walking tours throughout New York City. Specializing in 19th and 20th century architecture, he teaches graduate courses at the New York School of Interior Design.

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Current Safety Protocols for this Event:

We look forward to having you join us for this in-person event! The health and safety of all attendees is our top priority. ADSNY will continue to monitor and abide by guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), New York State, and New York City.

  • VACCINATIONS: Vaccinations are highly recommended. 

  • FACE COVERINGS: Face masks are recommended, but not required. 

  • SOCIAL DISTANCING: Attendees must be respectful of each other’s personal space and distance themselves where appropriate.

  • IF YOU ARE UNWELL: Stay home if you are feeling sick or symptomatic. If you have been in contact with someone with related symptoms, or who has tested positive within the last 14 days, also stay home.

  • COVID RISK: Though positivity rates are declining, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public space where people are present. Those joining ADSNY’S in-person programming do so at their own risk to such exposure.

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All ticket sales are final. Sorry, there are no refunds or exchanges. 

ADSNY is not able to issue new access information for this video event after the expiration date of the access link and password you receive upon your registration.

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