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Anthony W. Robins

Anthony W. Robins writes, lectures, teaches and leads walking tours on the subject of New York City's history and architecture. Formerly Deputy Director of Research and Director of Survey at the New York Landmarks Commission, he has written dozens of research reports on the city's landmarks, as well as half-a-dozen guides to New York neighborhoods, and articles in The New York Times, New York Magazine, Preservation, Gourmet, and Architectural Record. His books include Classics of American Architecture: The World Trade Center (Pineapple Press, 1987; new edition, 2011) and Subway Style (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2004) on the art and architecture of the New York subway system. He is also the author of the "Heritage Trails Site Markers" in lower Manhattan - New York's answer to Boston's Liberty Trail.