The NoHo Historic District & East Village Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
A Walking Tour of the Past and Present
This walking tour focuses on the history and architecture of a part of
the Lower East Side now known as the East Village
and includes two historic districts along with
interesting pictures and stories that join us with the neighborhood's past.
This Walking Tour Of Manhattan's Past and Present Features:
For the two hour tour, a walk through the NoHo Historic District in the East Village and a few interesting stops just outside of the NoHo Historic District.
Each participant is given an itinerary with 16 stops that include 11 New York City landmarks and 9 national landmarks.
For the three and a half hour tour, a walk through the East Village including: The No-Ho Historic District, Saint Mark's in the Bowery Historic District, Saint Marks Place and The Renwick Triangle. We will pass the site of the Jewish (Yiddish) Rialto, the "Walkway of Stars", the Astor Place Riot and the start of `Ladies Mile' or 'Fashion Row'.
Each participant is given an itinerary with 28 stops that include 20 New York City Landmarks and 14 National Landmarks.
Each stop is fully discussed.
Some highlights for the two hour tour:
- The Two Shakespearian Actors who caused a riot or was it really their fault?
- The Cable Building and cable cars on Broadway
- The Astor Library and HIAS
- Find out about the Father of Washington Square
- Find out about Big Jim Fiske and the Broadway Central Hotel
- originally, The Bond Street Saving Bank from 1874
- Bond St. and a impressive landmark cast iron building
- A landmark building with Beaux Art Monumental design by a idiosyncratic architect of his day
- Colonnade Row, the Astors lived here among other well known New Yorkers of the day
- Site where Matthew Brady' s studio was before he took the famous picture of Abraham Lincoln in a top hat
- the world's smallest opera house
- "The Alamo"
- Herman Melville lived here for 4 years and based one of his novel on his childhood experiences here
- The Old Merchants House Museum
- Susan B. Anthony lived here for two years
- The Samuel Treadwell Skidmore House from 1845
- The first woman to run for president of the United States lived in a house on this site
Her and her sister also were the 1st female stockbrokers on Wall St. and the 1st women to have their own brokerage firm on Wall St. - the Bewitching Brokers
- New York's only skyscraper designed by Louis Sullivan (The Prophet of Modern Architecture) an example of his "structural expression"
- The DeVinne Press Building.
- Cooper Union and "Peter Cooper"
- Wanamaker Place
And find out about: Alexander Turney Stewart "Going Out of Business",
the the world's largest cast iron building at the start of Fashion Row and much more
The three and a half hour tour includes:
- Stuyvesant-Fish House
- New York's worst disaster (before 9/11) with over a thousand lives lost and Little Germany moves up town
- Grace Church
- Hebrew Actors Union & Actors Club Building
- Peter Stuyvesant’s Pear tree on Pear Tree Corner
- The Hebrew Technical School
- Who Originated the Term "the bread line"
- The St. Dennis Hotel and New York's first telephone call
- Jaff Arts Theater from 1926 and the Yiddish Rialto and the Walkway of Stars
- St. Mark's in the Bowery Church from 1799 and the Historic District
- It used to be called: "Remwick Triangle"
- originally: the German American Shooting Clubhouse
- originally: the Daniel Le Roy House from 1823
- Two landmark building from when "Little Germany" was here
The German Dispensary and Ottendorfer Library
- originally St. Mark's in Little Germany and the General Slocum Disaster
- McSorley's, the oldest Irish pub in New York City
- George Gershwin lived here, as a teenager, with his family
- D. W. Griffith Biograph Studios
- Emma Goldman where she lived and much more
- The secret headquarters in the novel, "The Alienist" for a special investigation by, Dr. Kreizler & his associates
About 2 hours long or ar a three and a half hour version
Meeting at: the northeast corner of Houston and Broadway
Take the #6 train to Bleecker St. or N or R train to Prince St.
Guided by Alfred Pommer a native New Yorker, a college graduate and a Licensed New York City Guide, Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
who has spent over 27 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
He is the author of four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press.
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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