Holly Block: Bronx Lobby-ists
The Bronx has one of the largest examples of Art Deco design in the world, so I often take people interested in architecture and urban planning on tours of different buildings on the Grand Concourse. There are obvious standouts like 888 Grand Concourse and 1150 – the fish building – but time has not been terribly kind to other buildings. The best way to imagine their former glory is to poke your head into the lobbies — just make sure to ask the doorman’s permission.
Holly Block has been executive director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts since 2006.