An Architectural Parade: New York’s Central Park West

Online Walking Tour

March up and down this fabled Upper West Side boulevard with architectural historian Matt Postal. Learn how the street formerly known as 8th Avenue became one of Manhattan’s most desirable addresses, how it was first developed and then re-developed, from the construction of the picturesque Dakota Apartments at 72nd Street in the mid-1880s to the arrival of the IND subway and to the present day.

We’ll admire the splendid procession of French Renaissance, Beaux Arts, neo-Gothic and Art Deco style gems, including elegant high-rise apartment towers designed by, among others, Henry J. Hardenbergh, Emery Roth, and Irwin S. Chanin (with Jacques Delamarre). Though these celebrated residences are typically off-limits to all but tenants and guests, our armchair tour provides a peek inside these regal buildings, which boast some of Manhattan’s finest residential lobbies.

The Beresford, 211 Central Park West

The Beresford, 211 Central Park West


Thursday, May 20 | 4:00 p.m. EDT

Online via Zoom Webinar

$30 Royal Oak Members

Register for Live


Between Friday, May 21 to Sunday, May 23

Rent the recorded tour to watch at your leisure

$30 Royal Oak Members

Register to Rent

The Zoom video link will be sent to you on Friday, May 21 at 11:00 a.m. (eastern). 
The rental of the tour will be hosted on the Zoom website and only available for streaming until Sunday, May 23 at 11:59 p.m. (eastern).  The video will not be available after that date and time. It cannot be downloaded.