Stuyvesant Street in the East Village. Photo via Flickr/Frankie Foto
Grab a coffee and a bagel and join Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation’s Director of Preservation & Research, Elizabeth Finkelstein, for a breakfast walk around the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s proposed East Village Historic District.
Centered primarily around lower Second Avenue, the buildings contained within the proposed district represent a number of significant eras in the history of this part of the East Village: from its early days as an elite residential neighborhood, to its transformation into an immigrant melting pot, to its pre-World War II years as a Yiddish entertainment district, to its late-20th century growth into a mecca for alternative culture. Tour participants will learn how to read a building’s architecture to understand its past, and will leave well-versed in what landmarking means for the neighborhood.
Wednesday, July 13 & Wednesday, July 20
8:30- 10:00 A.M.
Meeting location available upon registration
Free; reservations required.
Please note that you may register for only one of these tours.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 475-9585 ext. 35