Weekend Walking Tours: 22 - 23 June
Saturday, June 23, 11:00 a.m.
$15, $12 MAS members
Christopher St. ends at the Hudson River where recently designated historic districts and glassy apartment towers are transforming the waterfront. We'll examine the area's salty past, viewing structures associated with the neighborhood's mercantile origins, as well as the former Bell Labs complex, now Westbeth, and the West Village Houses. The tour ends whee the High Line, scheduled to open as a public park in spring 2008, begins. Leader: Matt Postal, architectural historian. Meet inside the park at Sheridan Square, at the intersection of 7th Ave. and Christoper St.Kleindeutschland [NYGBS]
Thursday, June 21, 5:30 p.m.$15, $12 NYGBS members
Join us on a walking tour of Kleindeutschland, led by Paul Rush of “Dr. Phil’s Tours.” We’ll explore the area that was home to a thriving German community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Beginning at the Ottendorfer Library, the first circulating library in the city, we will also visit the former St. Mark’s church, home church of the congregation of the General Slocum disaster, Tompkins Square Park, among other sites. The tour will end at a German Biergarten for dinner (separate charge), Thursday evening, June 21, 5:30 pm.