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Municipal Art Society Tours

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Tesla lives! A lively and informative tour

Deborah Zelcer connects you to the life and work of the remarkable Nicola Tesla and his New York... read more

Reviewed July 7, 2018
New York City
MAS Tour Good but Hard to Find

We enjoyed the MAS tour of Grand Central and learned a lot about the Vanderbilt family and the... read more

Reviewed February 24, 2018
Charlotte, NC
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MAS tours are designed to help our fellow New Yorkers and out-of-town visitors better understand our built environment, appreciate what has been saved, learn about what has been lost, and get the inside scoop on what's to come.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-935-3960
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

That's my opinion of the MAS Tours. Some are very good, like the Gilded Age on the Upper East side, some are mediocre, like the Astoria Steinway tour, some are dreadful, like a SOHO tour I once walked out from in the first ten minutes....More

Thank Oliver S
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Deborah Zelcer connects you to the life and work of the remarkable Nicola Tesla and his New York City haunts. Enjoyable walking tour for those interested in science, technology, New York City history and the dawning of the age of electricity in the late 19th...More

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Reviewed February 24, 2018

We enjoyed the MAS tour of Grand Central and learned a lot about the Vanderbilt family and the building and restoration of an American icon. It is very difficult to find the tour if you buy tickets in advance as the only meeting place is...More

2  Thank dowagerton2
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Took the Grand Central Station tour with my daughter today. What a treat! Indoors, outside the building and into many obscure parts of the train station we were led. Historical references, interesting facts and a sense of humor were all provided by our tour docent...More

2  Thank John J
Reviewed August 30, 2017

A while back I had taken Deborah's tour on Nikola Tesla and was so delighted by her presentation that I knew I wanted to take another tour with her. Her Art Wars tour lived up to the promise. A solid 10. Deborah's tours are highly...More

2  Thank CatMcGuire
Reviewed August 12, 2017

An excellent 2 hour walking tour of midtown Manhattan Art Deco masterpieces (including lobbies where accessible). Visited sites included 30 Rockefeller Plaza, Waldorf Astoria, Chrysler Building, Helmsley Building, Chanin Building, Fred French Building and more. At each stop a very informed presentation of the history,...More

1  Thank schwenko
Reviewed July 31, 2017

Inspired Insanity - Nikola Tesla in New York led by Deborah Zelcer was an amazing, very informative and fun tour. We started the tour at the South West corner of Bryant Park., 40th St and 6th Avenue. This corner has a street sign, Nikola Tesla...More

2  Thank vivianetraveler
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I recently did a Crown Heights tour with my wife. We wanted to know more about the neighbourhood we live in and it was an amazing experience. Our tour guides were Morgan and Suzanne and they were great, they took their time to explain and...More

Thank MatiusMVD
Reviewed July 6, 2017

The tour was great, we learned a lot about the history of Grand Central and the general area of New York. My complaint is with our tour guide, Deborah. I give tours in my home city of Philadelphia and the first thing that I do...More

3  Thank barnowl108
Reviewed July 4, 2017

I recently did the Crown Heights II walking tour with a friend and really enjoyed the experience. The tour was about two hours long and was taken at a leisurely pace through the southern portion of the neighborhood's residential area. Our guides Suzanne and Morgan...More

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August 18, 2017|
Response from Teenzone | Reviewed this property |
Have you tried the free tour of the New York Public Library? It is really worth taking it.