The Municipal Art Society of New York recently celebrated its fiftieth year of offering walking tours to the public; in 2007 more than 10,000 people participated. This illustrated guidebook to highlights of architecture, preservation, urban planning, and public art described by two experienced guides, with pictures, route maps, and travel information, covers Manhattan from downtown skyscrapers to Harlem by way of Madison Square, Art Deco Midtown, Grand Central Terminal, Columbus Circle, Central Park, and more.
Francis Morrone is an art and architecture critic who writes book reviews, film criticism, and design criticism for many publications. He has written architectural guides to Philadelphia and New York City. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Arthur Ross Award in History/Journalism, given by The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA). Matthew A. Postal is an architectural historian, specializing in twentieth century architecture and urbanism. Robin Lynn conceived and edited 10 Architectural Walks in Manhattan by Francis Morrone and Matthew Postal (W.W. Norton & Company, 2009), and co-authored A Walking Tour of Cast Iron Architecture in SoHo with Margot Gayle (Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, 1983; second edition, Victorian Society New York on behalf of Friends of Cast Iron Architecture, 2011). She organized architectural walking tours for the Municipal Art Society for over ten years. Robin teaches English and New York City history to new New Yorkers at the College of Mt. St. Vincent's Center for Immigrant Studies and Columbia University's Community Impact program.