The Upper West Side Central Park West Neighborhood Walking Tour Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
This Walking Tour of Manhatttan's Past and Present Features:
in The Central Park West Historic District and Strawberry Fields. We will pass typical New York brownstones and compare them with a mansion and we will see and talk about the Art Deco / Art Moderne and Historically styled apartment buildings on Central Park West and see some some gargoyles. The walking tour focuses on the history and architecture along Central Park West and some of its side streets and includes interesting pictures and stories that help join us with the neighborhood's past.
Each participant is given an itinerary with:
13 stops that include 5New York City landmarks and 2 national landmarks. for the 2 hour tour.
17 stops including the 5 New York City landmarks and 2 national landmarks for the 2 ½ hour tour.
25 stops including 9 New York City landmarks and 4 national landmarks for the 3 ½ hour tour. All Stops are fully discussed.
Highlights of the Short Two Hour Tour::
Two landmark Depression Era Art Moderne Buildings
The site of the Daily Theater & "Sex" - Mae West
The West Side YMCA and is history of famous people who lived there)
One landmark Art Nouveau Building
An Art Deco building from 'Ghost Busters"
Site of the Durland Riding Academy from 1901
Site of the St. Nicholas Arena from 1896
The Sheepfold in Central Park and its story
Hotel Des Artist - Find out its history and why it was famous/infamous
Todays' Synagogue for the oldest Jewish congregation in North America
The site of the Master Builder Robert Moses' first defeat and the story
James Dean lived here and even kept his apartment after he went to Hollywood
Strawberry Fields "Imagine" and more
Highlights Included in the Two and a Half Hour Tour::
Find out about "Daddy Browning" a millionaire developer(EWB) and Peaches his fifteen year old bride The story told in detail in "Peaches & Daddy" by Michael M. Greenbug
Find out about the typical New York brownstone & see a nice example compared to a mansion.
The site where General Sherman "Uncle Bill" spent the last years of his life
Find about "the brain" and where he lived with his wife, Carolyn and more
Highlights Included in the Three and a Half Hour Tour::
The Langham Apts, The San Remo Apts The Kenilworth Apts. The Beresford Apts.
See the house with a bust of Franklin D. Roosevelt and Sigmond Freud
A beautiful row of 18 Neo Georgian houses that look like they belong in London, England
The old West 76 St. Historic District, brownstones and mansions
The Studio Apartments with Neo Gothic ornamentation
Bust of "Alexander von Humbolt"
The history and architecture of the famous Cental Park West skyline including:
The Langham, The San Remo, The Kenilworth, The Century, The Majestic, The Beresford
New York Historical Society and much more
End the tour by the American Museum of Natural History
Find out about:
Mae West, Irwin Chanin, Dorothy Parker, Howard Chandler Christy, Walter Winchell, Frank Costello, Judy Holiday, Frankenstien, Shelock Holmes, James Dean, the 1s Jewish congregation in North America and much more
About 2 hours or 2 ½ hours or 3 ½ hours long or a expanded 4 hour version
Meeting at: the Southeast corner of West 63 Street and
Broadway #1, &, #9 Trains to W. 66 St Station or the A, B, C, D Trains to
West 59 Street and Columbus Circle
Guided by Alfred Pommera college graduate, an
informative native New Yorker, a Licensed New York City Guide,and author of four Manhattan neighborhood guide books published by the History Press. He has over 27 years expience researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.