Stuyvesant & Gramercy Parks Historic Districts Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories

A Walking Tour of the Past and the Present

This walking tour focuses on the history and architecture of a neighborhood known as Gramercy Park that includes the Gramercy Park Historic District
plus the Stuyvesant Park Historic District along with a adjacent area called Stuyvesant Town
interesting pictures and stories will help to join us with the three separate neighborhoods past.
Each participant is given an itinerary with 37 stops including 12 New York City landmarks and 6 national landmarks. All stops are fully discussed

This Walking Tour Of Manhattan's Past and Present Features:

A walk through Stuyvesant Town
A walk through the Stuyvesant Park Historic District
A walk through the Gramercy Park Historic District.
An optional walk to Teddy Roosevelt's childhood home (museum>

Highlights Of The Tour Are :

Optional walk to see Teddy Roosevelt's childhood home now a museum

Find Out About:
About four or four and a half hours long.

MEET AT: the Northeast corner of East 14 Street and 1 Avenue
#4, #5, #6, N, R, Train to Union Square or E and F or # 1 #2 #3 trains to W. 14 St. and transfer to L train to 1 Ave.

The walking tour & the slideshow are given by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an author, an informative native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide,
who has spent over 25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And has written 3 Manhattan guide books published by The History Press
"Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill"  "Exploring New York's SoHo"   "Exploring the Original West Village"

Interested in a Private Walking Tour"?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com   www.nycslideshows.com  www.nycpublicwalk.com
Or :
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The Gramercy Park Historic District / Neighborhood Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories

A Walking Tour of Gramercy Park's Past and Present

This walking tour focuses on the history and architecture of a neighborhood known as Gramercy Park that includes the Gramercy Park Historic District and part of the adjacent neighborhood- interesting pictures and stories will help to join us with the neighborhood's past. Each participant is given an itinerary with 25 stops including 9 New York City landmarks and 3 national landmarks. All stops are fully discussed

This Walking Tour Of The Past and Present Features:

A walk through the Gramercy Park Historic District and part of the adjacent neighborhood
An optional walk to Teddy Roosevelt's childhood home (museum)

Highlights Of The Tour Are :

Optional walk to see Teddy Roosevelt's childhood home now a museum

Find Out About:
About two and a half hours long.

MEET AT: the Southeast corner of East 17 Street and 3rd Ave.
#4, #5, #6, N, R, Train to Union Square or E and F or # 1 #2 #3 trains to W. 14 St. and transfer to L train to 3 Ave.

The walking tour & the slideshow are given by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an author, an informative native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide,
who has spent over 25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And has written 3 Manhattan guide books published by The History Press
"Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill"  "Exploring New York's SoHo"   "Exploring the Original West Village"

Interested in a Private Walking Tour"?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details www.nycwalk.com   www.nycslideshows.com  www.nycpublicwalk.com
Click Here for advance ticket sales


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Stuyvesant Park Historic District / Stuyvesant Town Walking Tour
Architecture -- History -- Interesting Pictures and Stories

A Walking Tour or Slideshow of Manhattan's Past and Present

The walking tour or the slideshow focuses on a part (Third Ave. to Ave. B & E. 14 St. to E. 18 St) of a slum neighborhood known as the Gashouse District.
Early on In the 1840's part of the areas was cut out and developed as a wealthy enclave called Stuyvesant Square, the area immediately surrounding Stuyvesant Park.
About a century later another part of the area, that was once known as the Gashouse District, developed into Stuyvesant Town.
I am focusing on the history and architecture of both these neighborhoods and with the help of interesting pictures and stories.
And I hope to aid in our understanding of what was here before and what survives from the past
Each participant is given an itinerary with 17 stops including 6 New York City landmarks and 4 national landmarks.
All stops are fully discussed. The slideshow is about 1½ hours.

This Walking Tour or Slideshow of the Stuyvesant Neighborhoods Past and Present Features:

A walk through Stuyvesant Town
A walk through the Stuyvesant Park Historic District

Highlights Include :

  • Imaculate Conception Church   -  Dumbell Tenements  -   The 2nd Ave. El on 1st Ave.
  • Typhoid Mary   -   Meyer London
  • Find out about the "Gashouse District" and Clubber Williams
  • Henry Hill Pierce House, early 1850’s, looks as if it may have come from a midival German town
  • The site of: The Woman's Medical College of NY, and The New York Infirmary - both founded by:
    Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the 1s woman doctor in the U.S. and her sister Dr. Emilly Blackwell - see what they looked like
  • originally St. George’s Memorial House, 1888, home to St. George’s Club
  • A row of landmark Italianate brick houses from 1852
  • The Lying in Hospital now an apartment house, J.P. Morgan Sr., Dr. James Markoe
  • Saint George's Church & Chapel, where J.P. Morgan worshiped (Rev. William S. Rainsford)
  • The site of "Silent Charlie" Murphy's mansion
  • The Sidney Webster Mansion designed by, Richard Morris Hunt, the "where do I stand" letter
  • Elegant, Anglo-Italianate Townhouses from 1860's
  • The mansion where "The Girl on the Red Velvet Swing" lived at the turn of last century
  • The site of the Hamilton Fish Mansion
  • Friends Meeting House & Seminary
  • "Peter Stuyvesant" Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney
  • Saint George's Chapel
  • "Antonin Dvorak" his bust and the site where he lived, Harry T. Burleigh

Find Out About:
  • The development of Stuyvesant Square Park and "Manhattan's Four Squares"
  • The site of Dr. Kreizler's home in the novel: "The Alienist"
  • William Deans Howel lived her, William Merritt Chase lived in a brownstone on this site , Reginald Marsh lived here
The walking tour is about one & a half to two hours. The slideshow is about 1½ hours

MEET AT: the Northeast corner of East 14 Street and 1 Avenue
#4, #5, #6, N, R, Train to Union Square or E and F or # 1 #2 #3 trains to W. 14 St. and transfer to L train to 1 Ave.

The walking tour & the slideshow are given by Alfred Pommer a college graduate, an author, an informative native New Yorker and a Licensed New York City Guide,
who has spent over 25 years researching, creating and leading walking tours in Manhattan's many diverse neighborhoods.
And has written 3 Manhattan guide books published by The History Press
"Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill"  "Exploring New York's SoHo"   "Exploring the Original West Village"

Interested in a Private Walking Tour or Slide Show? ?
Call: (212) 979-2388 for details   http://nycwalk.com   http://nycslideshows.com
Or :
Click Here for advance ticket sales

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