Walking Broadway: A Virtual Tour

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Walking Broadway: A Virtual Tour

Walking Broadway: Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History

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Join author William J. Hennessey on a virtual fast paced walk along the full 13-mile length of Broadway from Bowling Green to the Spuyten Duyvil Creek. Along the way we will explore the history of Broadway and the neighborhoods through which it passes, pausing to look at interesting architecture along the way.

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Walking Broadway: Thirteen Miles of Architecture and History offers readers a welcome escape from indoor life with a fascinating and informative tour. Through 14 structured outdoor walks, this accessible illustrated guide presents the history of New York’s most famous avenue, exploring its architecture in depth, block by block, building by building. Readers will have the chance to discover fascinating and unusual buildings across Lower Manhattan, SoHo, Times Square, the Upper West Side, Inwood, all the way up to the Broadway Bridge.

About the Author

Art historian William J. Hennessey has taught at Vassar College, the University of Kansas, the University of Kentucky, and the University of Michigan and directed the art museums at each of those institutions. From 1997 to 2014 he was director of the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia. Hennessey is the author of catalogues and articles on a variety of art and design topics, including 19th-century architecture and 20th-century industrial design.

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Conservancy members and friends can purchase Walking Broadway directly from the publisher, Monacelli, and will receive a 20% discount by using the code BWAY20 at checkout. https://www.monacellipress.com/book/walking-broadway/

For more information contact Alissa Catalano at alissacatalano@nylandmarks.org