Lower East Side Jewish Rialto Walking Tour
A Walking Tour of the Past and the Present
This Tour Covers About 40% of the Area of the Jewish Heritage Walking Tour #1 And Features:
A walk through the Yiddish Rialto and a look at some former Yiddish Theaters. We will stop by the home of Emma Goldman and the Second Avenue
Deli (a Lower East Side version of Growman's Chinese restaurant in Hollywood in that it uses it's side walk to commemorate its past.) We will be walking through
an area that once was part of the Lower East Side but today it is called the East Village.
Each participant is given an itinerary with 17 stops that include:
five New York City landmarks and three National landmarks.
Each stop is fully
Some Highlights Are:
Optional: HIAS and The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire building / story, both stops are not on the lower east side and will extend the tour about a half hour.
- landmark movie theater originally the "Yiddish Arts Theater" (Maurice
Schwartz - Mr. Second Ave.)
- The site of the original: Second Avenue Deli. & The Walkway of Yiddish Actors
- Another surviving theater from the Yiddish Rialto
- George and Ira Gershwin lived here as teenagers
- The Community Synagogue
- Two landmark institutional buildings that survived from 1884
- The tenement building where Emma Goldman lived and other tenements and
exactly what they were and how they differed from apartment houses?
- A building that was the "Hebrew Technical School" and today is a part of
- The Hebrew Actors Union and Actors Club Bldg.
- The Labor Lyceum (forming the International Ladies Garment Workers Union)
- The first building to house a production of Yiddish Theater in New York
- Minimalist composer Philip Glass lived here 1957
- The site of the "Cafe Royal" also known as the "Yiddish Sardi's"
- The site of the PHyllis Anderson Theater on the Yiddish Rialto
- The site of David Kesseler's, Second Avenue Theater, the first theater on the Yiddish Rialto
- The Sunshine Movie Complex on Houston St. was called The Houston Hippodrome / Nickoldeon between 1907 and 1917 when it featured Yiddish plays
About two hours long
Meet at the Southeast Corner of E. 13 Street and Third Avenue
Guided by Alfred Pommera college graduate, an
informative native New Yorker, an author of four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
and a Licensed New York City guide. with over 27 years experience researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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A Slideshow of:
Manhattan's Modern Architecture
(Art Deco to Contemporary)
The slideshow features Manhattan's Modern Architecture.
I will show slides & discuss the buildings that illustrate Manhattan's different styles of Modern architecture
from Art Deco, to Modern, to Contemporary
Included are examples of::
We will see examples of all of the above mentioned styles
- Art Deco
- the International Style I (Early Modern)
- the International Style II (Modernist)
- the International Style III (Late Modern)
- Post Modern
- Post Modern & Contemporary buildings influenced by deconstructionism with such contemporary labels such as: Modern Plus, Folded Glass Towers, Hi Tech Modern, Structural Expressionist & Norman Fosterís diagrid.
About one & a half too two hours long - Includes questions & answers
Interested in a Private Slideshow for an Individual or a Group
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