ADSNY Annual Meeting–Beyond Brownstones: Art Deco in Brooklyn

ADSNY Annual Meeting
Beyond Brownstones: Art Deco in Brooklyn


When: Thursday, June 6, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Auditorium
Where: 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY, 11238


About the Event:

Join the Art Deco Society of New York and the Brooklyn Public Library for a delightful, free talk about the Art Deco history of Brooklyn in one of the borough’s most iconic Art Deco buildings, the stunning Brooklyn Central Library.

Architectural historian Matt Postal will present an illustrated talk that explores the Art Deco story of Brooklyn and how the style, in the 1930s, expanded beyond Manhattan. In this presentation we will see striking architectural examples that illustrate how the city’s newest subway routes transformed the neighborhoods along their paths.

From Williamsburg to the shores of Brighton Beach, Postal will survey how and where this vibrant and colorful style took root, paying particular attention to public buildings, such as the Central Library, and a varied group of memorable middle-class apartment houses.

Postal’s talk will feature unique stories such as the twists and turns throughout the development of the Art Deco Brooklyn Central Library, which, when construction began in 1912, was originally intended to be a domed, four-story, Beaux Arts structure.

Though this event is free for current ADSNY members, advanced registration is required.

This event is sure to fill quickly, claim your space today!

About the Speaker:

Matt Postal is a historian specializing in the architecture of New York City. He teaches in the Graduate program of the New York School of Interior Design and is co-author of the Guide to New York City Landmarks (2003 and 2009) and Ten Architectural Walks in Manhattan (2009).



This event is only open to current ADSNY members. To attend, your ADSNY membership must be valid on the date of the event. If your membership expires between the time of event registration and the event date, you will be asked to renew your membership.

To register for this event please email the name of the event and your name to

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to ADSNY with your registration for the annual meeting. Although It is not required, ADSNY is a small non-profit organization that relies on the generosity of its members to continue to celebrate, preserve, and protect New York City’s rich cultural heritage. Your donation goes a long way to supporting ADSNY’s mission.

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