The Upper West Side Neighborhood Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories
This Walking Tour Of the Upper West Side's Past and Present Features:
A Walk in "The West 71 St. Historic District," "The West End Collegiate Historic District" and "The Riverside Drive W. 80 St. - W. 81 St. Historic District" - Each participant is given an itinerary with 20 stops that include: 13 New York City landmarks and 7 national landmarks. Some highlights of the 2 hour tour include:
Also an optional extension through the "Riverside-West End Historic District" with an
additional 10 stops including 8 New York landmarks and 4 national landmarks. All
stops are fully discussed - You will see the Upper West Side and learn its history.
Find out about the largest and most lavish mansion built in Manhattan.
(Andrew Carnegie said "It makes mine look like a shack.")
Some highlights of the 3 hour tour include:
- Information about how an why the Upper West Side developed
- Harsenville a village on the Upper West Side
- An apartment building that started life as a "Pythian Temple"
- An apartment building that started life as a "Masonic Temple"
- a landmark example of a 1904 "Control House."
- The Dorilton
- The Ansonia Hotel
- Mae West
- "Looking for Mr. Goodbar"
- a historic district featuring New York brownstones
- A Row of four landmark mansions
- The Chatsworth Apartments - "Eleanor Roosevelt"
- The West End - Collegiate Historic District
- the landmark West Collegiate Church & School founded 1628
- A block of beautiful Francis I French Renaissance styled row houses from 1891
- The Hamilton Drinking Fountian
- Fannie Brice & Lillian Russell
- The Apthorp
- The Belleclaire Hotel -- Fernando Wood
- Joe Di Magio - Meyer Lansky - Mick Jagger
- Find out about "The Fathers of the Upper West Side" Egbert Viele, Clarence True and more
- West 80 St. & West 81 St. Historic District
- Where Dorothy Parker (Algonquin's Roundtable) grew up
- Riverside Drive Houses
- "The Brain"
- Where Babe Ruth spend his last years
- Tom's Mount & the site of and picture of, Edgar Allen Poe's Cottage in Manhattan
- An "Old Law Tenement" or "Dumbbell Tenement" and the story of what these names mean
- Optional Extension for a 4 hour tour includes:
- A prize winning "Joan of Arch"
- The Red House
- The West 85th St. Houses
- An apt. bldg. with a Neo Renaissance vocabulary expressed in An art Deco style
- The Riverside - West End Historic District
- "Soldiers and Sailors Monument"
- "Villa Julia"
- find out where Lillian Hellman lived and more.
About 3 hours without the extension or 4 hours with the extension or a short 2 hour version
Meet at: the Southeast corner of West 70th Street and Broadway
Escorted by Alfred Pommer an
informative native New Yorker, a college graduate,author and a Licensed New York City Guide,
who has spent over
27 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan' many diverse neighborhoods.
Interested in a Private Walking Tour" ?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com
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