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Courtesy of Francis Morrone
A New Yorker’s New York
Morrone wrote the book on New York architecture—literally. The author and historian has published nine works (with three more on the way) about the city’s buildings. He started leading neighborhood tours, from architecture-focused walks of the Upper East Side to financial-history trips through Lower Manhattan, to promote his writings. Now he can’t get enough of the stories the Big Apple has to tell.
Tour Highlight: Morrone is the only guide with access to private tours of the Plaza Hotel, a trip he loves for the “endless stories to tell of Eloise, the Beatles, Truman Capote, and so on.”
Municipal Arts Society; (212) 935-3960 x294; mas.org; Plaza tours must be booked through the hotel: (212) 546-5311