The Lower East Side is an exciting story that changed America!
See where your relatives lived when they first arrived in America. My Irish and German relatives arrived in the mid-19th century when New York City saw the population increase from 20,000 in 1820 to 5.5 million by 1920. Come see where they lived!
The East Village Today
The East Village tour includes Astor Place, old New York society, Cooper Union, The Public Theater, St Marks Church, Peter Stuyvesant’s tomb, Yiddish Rialto, Tomkins Square Park, Klein Deutchland, Jewish Lower Eastside, and McSorley’sTavern. These are things and more will discuss and look at as we walk around Alphabet City, or Loisaida.
Meet at Astor Place by the Cube
Yesterday & Today's Immigrants
Begin at City Hall Park where NYC was founded, to the nearby African American Burial Ground and Five Points of ‘Gangs of New York’ fame. Visit the ‘real’ Chinatown, home of today's immigrants. Explore East Broadway, historic Henry Street and nearby Grand Street once called "Jewish Broadway." See where the first German and Jewish immigrants lived and learn about the Socialist and workers' movements from the 1900s.
Meet at the Broadway and Chambers Streets south east corner by the park.