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Anthony W. Robins

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  • "A magic carpet ride through Art Deco New York" National Arts Club
  • "Anthony, with his wide brim hat, fast-talking New York accent and contagious enthusiasm [showed me that] the very real and iconic New York [Grand Central] terminal is the magical place to be discovered" Mail online
  • "Anthony Robins’s “art and architecture of the New York subway” tour is one of “The 5 Best Art Walks In New York” CBS New York
  • "We literally look at buildings differently now" Program participant 

Author, historian, lecturer and guide, Anthony W. Robins is the author of "Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark"; "Classics of American Architecture: The World Trade Center"; and the forthcoming "Guide to Art Deco Architecture in New York City." He also wrote the popular annual "Downtown Open House" self-guided walking tours, and the Heritage Trails Sitemarkers (New York's answer to Boston's Liberty Trail). Formerly Deputy Director of Research and Director of Survey at New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission, and Director of Education and Programs at New York's Municipal Art Society, he was also the winner of a 1997 Rome Prize fellowship to the American Academy in Rome. Anthony Robins has led countless visitors through the grand American metropolis, and lectured for museums, universities, and private groups around the world. Let him open your eyes to the city's wonders of steel and stone -- as he has done for years for delighted audiences everywhere.


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For itineraries and details, please visit our homepage at Anthony Robins is best known for his tours of Art Deco New York (he was a founding member of the NY Art Deco Society), the Broadway theater district (he's published on the subject in Gourmet), Downtown/Wall Street (he wrote the text for Downtown's Heritage Trails Sitemarkers), and Grand Central Terminal (he wrote "Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark," celebrating the Terminal's centennial. Itineraries include: ART DECO METROPOLIS: The whiz-bang buildings of the Modern Metropolis Masters of the Moderne: From the Chrysler Building to Rockefeller Center Downtown Deco Delights Jazz-age High Living on Central Park West DOWNTOWN: Architecture and history of New York's oldest and newest neighborhoods

The Wall Street Canyons: Walking the Byways of The First New York The Legacy of Cass Gilbert, Downtown's Finest Architect The Streets of SoHo, The World's Cast-iron Capital MIDTOWN: The heart of Manhattan
Creating Midtown: The Private and Public Plans that Shape the Heart of Manhattan The Fabulous Broadway Theaters: Times Square Reborn Grand Central Terminal: The Heart of Midtown UNDERGROUND: The Art and Architecture of the New York Subway
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Architectural Tours
Central Park
Grand Central Terminal
Private Tours
South Street Seaport
Theater District
Times Square
Walking Tours

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