Above: The El Dorado Apartments, Photo by Steve Harmon
LW! is excited to partner with
Open House New York
for the much-anticipated annual OHNY Weekend
October 17 & 18, 2015
Join us for a two-day celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District (designated in 1990), home to over 2,000 of our neighborhood’s landmarks. Mark your calendars, and come visit!
First Church of Christ, Scientist
77 Central Park West (at 68th Street)
Open Access Hours: Saturday, 10/17, 10am-5pm & Sunday, 10/18, 1pm-5pm
Discover this Beaux Arts church and its white marble and granite facade, green copper dome (42 feet in diameter and 100 feet high), grand entrance doors, and glorious interior. A conscientious restoration of the landmark was completed in 2007 (the work received a 2009 Unsung Heroes of the Upper West Side award from LANDMARK WEST!). Once slated for demolition and replacement by a residential high-rise, First Church sparked a grassroots movement led by LANDMARK WEST! to create the Upper West Side/Central Park West Historic District.
Sanctuary and dome tours run throughout the day Saturday, October 17, andSunday, October 18. Organ performances will be held on Sunday. No reservations are necessary.
Set your alarms!
Online reservations for the following walking tours will open via OHNY
on October 7, 2015 at 11am
Upper West Side Brownstone Blocks
Saturday, October 17 at 11am and 2pm
Historic preservation expert Gregory Dietrich will lead a two-hour walking tour of some of the Upper West Side’s most beautiful “brownstone blocks” between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, focusing on the rowhouses that give the neighborhood much of its distinctive character. We’ll even get a chance to see inside one brownstone – meticulously restored on the outside and creativelyadapted to modern family life on the inside.
Central Park West Art Deco
Sunday, October 18 at 10am and 4pm
The buildings of Central Park West form one of the world’s most iconic skylines. Take a stroll with celebrated tour guide, author, lecturer, and Upper West Sider Anthony Robins and explore Central Park West’s most notable Art-Deco buildings, including the Century, Majestic Apartments, San Remo, and El Dorado Apartments, whose soaring twin towers punctuate the skyline and, along with low-rise institutions such as the New-York Historical Society, create its distinctive up-and-down rhythm.
See you in October!