Wednesday, October 4 9:30am-12:30pm
Architectural Styles of the Upper West Side–-Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit
Every building has a story to tell! The gorgeous Upper West Side is home to an architectural assortment of historical and modern styles, making it a favorite for home buyers, renters, visitors, and architecture fans. We all love the Apthorp, the Beresford, the Belnord, and the Langham, but do you know which has Italian Renaissance style decorative elements? Which is Renaissance Revival or Beaux-Arts? We will start in the classroom with a synopsis of key architectural styles and how these styles were interpreted and utilized in Manhattan’s UWS. LW! experts will zero in on our bountiful+beautiful pre-war houses and apartment buildings, helping participants learn to recognize building elements, identify stylistic influences, and apply their learning to specific local examples. Then, it’s out to the streets for a walking tour, giving participants the opportunity to put their new-found knowledge to the test! !
Sunday, October 22 1:30-3:30pm
Francis Morrone UWS Walking Tour
A perennial favorite (and named one of the 13 best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine), architectural historian Francis Morrone leads a walk highlighting buildings, architects, and the uncommon history of our beloved Upper West Side.
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Thursday, October 26th, 6:30-8:00pm
The Wild Wild West Side on Film: From Gangs to Ghostbusters
The second in a series featuring clips from iconic films and filmmakers that use the equally iconic locations of the Upper West Side to tell their stories. In this cinematic stroll, we will explore the ways in which the beloved and identifiable locations of Manhattan’s Upper West Side have given it a starring role in so many film classics. Both timeless and reflective of dynamic cultural change, the UWS has been a major player in such quintessential New York films as West Side Story, Panic in Needle Park, Rosemary’s Baby, Hair, You’ve Got Mail, When Harry Met Sally, and the Ghostbusters franchise. We will look at how its own unique identity shapes the structure and stories of films where characters come together, fight their demons, fall in love, fall to pieces, and even live happily ever after. Paula Uruburu, Professor of English and Film Studies at Hofstra University, guides us on a cinefantastic tour of New York’s Upper West Side, as seen through the eyes of such talented native New Yorkers (and transplants) as Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Nora and Delia Ephron, and Ira Levin.
Sunday, October 29 2:00-4:00pm
Tales from the Dark (Upper West) Side Halloween Walking Tour
A spooky stroll with architectural historian Nina Harkrader hits favorite Halloween-inspired blocks with ghoulish gargoyles and “green men”. Stay close..tales from the Upper West Side’s darker past just might send a shiver up your spine.
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON
Wednesday, November 8 9:30am-12:30pm
Fundamentals of Fair Housing–-Approved for 3 hours of Real Estate Continuing Education Credit
Back by Popular Demand! Brokers: Are you looking for a truly interesting and informative Fair Housing course to meet your annual license renewal requirements? This is it! Kevin Cremin of MFY Legal Services returns with a program focused on best practices for brokers: What is “steering”and how to avoid it and what you must do when you think a party is not in compliance with the law. Learn to navigate today’s top issues such as familial status discrimination, lawful source of income discrimination, and the use of criminal records by housing providers. Bring your own real-time questions to this engaging morning program!