The Italian Heritage Walking Tour
A Walking Tour of the Past and the Present
This tour features history and architecture along with interesting pictures and stories
help us understand the ordeal experienced by the early Italian immigrants
settled on the Lower East Side in Little Italy and in the South Village.
This walking tour of Manhattan's past and present features:
A walk through part of the South Village, past the MacDougal- Sullivan Gardens Historic District and through So-Ho and Little Italy
and ending up where the old Five Points neighborhood of the Lower East Side used to be.
Everyone is given an itinerary
with 27 stops which include 11 New York City and 8 National Landmarks.
Included are stories about Little Italy, the Stabile Bank and
the early Italian neighborhood that was here before Little Italy.
All stops are fully discussed
This tour's highlights are:
- Triangle Shirtwaist fire, Joseph Zito
- "Fiorello H. LaGuardia" 1994
- "Giuseppe Garibaldi" 1888
- Judson Memorial Church
- The Sullivan St. Industrial School from 1892
- Mills House #1 a hotel for Italian bachelors
- The Shrine Church of Our Lady of Pompeii
- The Little Red School House was originally: Mission Church Settlement House for Italian immigrants
- Macdougal - Sullivan Garcens Historic District and the site of Fiorello H. LaGuardia's birth
- Joseph Petrosino and the Italian Legion worked in a building that used to be on the corner of Mulberry St. & Houston St.
- Petrosino Park in Little Italy
- Lorenzo Da Ponti spent the last years of his life in a house that used to be on Spring St.
- Church of Saint Anthony of Padua
- New York City's third oldest bar
- The Original Saint Patrick Cathedral and Complex
- The Elizabeth Street Sculpture Gardens and the space age was across the street
- Cafe Roma (Farfariello) a clown beloved by Little Italy
- originally: The Astor Memorial School from 1889
- Find out about the neighborhood, Stabile Bank from 1865
- Odd Fellows Hall and what it looked like when it was first built
- We will pass America's first Pizza restaurant and Rice to Riches
- The First Central Police Headquarters Building in New York City
- Church of the Most Precious Blood
- A landmark example of the typical Federal style, single family home that used to populate this artisan neighborhood in the early 1800s
- Also sites of: Ravenite Social Club - and the first, infamous Umberto's Clam House
- Find out about Mulberry Bend and Five Points (gang)
- Church of the Transfiguration
- Find out about Tenements and Dumbbell Tenements
About three and a half hours long
Meet At: the front of Guiseppi Garibaldi's statue in Washington Square Park
N and R Trains to E. 8th St. or #6 Train to Astor Place or F and E Train to
W. 4th St. Station
Guided by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an
informative native New Yorker, an author of four Manhattan guide books published by The History Press and Interested in a Private Walking Tour ?
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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