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Discover the “Boulevard of Dreams,” home to awesome art deco architecture, numerous historic landmarks, and a fascinating history.  The Grand Concourse is a thoroughfare that boasts an Italian Renaissance styled 1924 palazzo designed to serve as a retirement home for wealthy families who had lost their fortunes (the Andrew Freedman Home), the Bronx County Courthouse (the Mario Merola Building), the Bronx Museum, many houses of worship, a fabulous 1929 “Wonder Theatre” (the Loew’s Paradise), and Poe Cottage (former home to Edgar Allan Poe).  Course fee includes a snack and admission to the Poe Cottage.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 7/25/2017, ending 7/25/2017

Tuition: $50.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : Susan Birnbaum 



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Since the spring of 2009, New Yorkers and visitors have been enjoying the High Line, a public park built on an abandoned elevated rail structure on Manhattan's West Side.  The High Line has sparked a design revival in the neighboring Meatpacking District and Chelsea, with work by some of today's best-known architects, including Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, and Shigeru Ban.  Join us for an architectural walking tour along 1.5-miles of this elevated park from south to north.  Learn about the design of the park and the many new buildings that have sprung up alongside it.  

Schedule : Weekly - Sun 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 9/10/2017, ending 9/10/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : John Hill 



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This architectural walking tour looks at the changing landscape of Manhattan’s Midtown architecture by focusing on the street that has become known as Billionaires’ Row.  We focus on recently completed buildings as well as those under construction.  The tour is approximately two and a quarter miles long.  

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; starting 10/17/2017, ending 10/17/2017

Tuition: $40.00

Location : T.B.D. Location : 
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Instructor : John Hill 



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