SPOTLIGHT: Art Deco Society of New York

Founded in 1982, the Art Deco Society of New York (ADSNY) celebrates and helps educate the public on the many forms of the Art Deco movement (made famous from works of the 1920s and 30s), including everything from architecture to fashion to entertainment. The non-profit continues to gain appreciation for the style through its numerous programs, tours, exhibits, and publications. 


Its latest offering can be foundon their website, an interactive map and building registry. This is the first comprehensive and searchable database of Art Deco buildings (interiors and façades) found within the five boroughs. An ongoing registry, ADSNY invites the public to suggest entries for inclusion in the database.


ADSNY has also created a new program, Documenting Deco, for middle and high school students to learn about the style, how to identify Art Deco around the city, and how the landmarking process works. Culminating in a photography contest, this (hopefully) annual program is being piloted this spring to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the New York Landmarks Law.

To learn more about the Art Deco Society of New York, please visit its website.



The Art Deco Society of New York is among the organizations in the roster that have used both the Neighborhood Preservation Center's meeting space (for their board meetings, lectures, and workshops) and office space. For the full list of groups, please visit our website.