Bowery/SoHo History Walk: From a Grimy/Tough Past to Trendy Living Today
sam. 24 novembre à 19:30
This "Bowery/SoHo History Walk" is on a scenic route filled with interesting places. I will comment on some things (architecture/history), but you will have plenty of time to socialize with others. Cost: The cost of this event is $4 per person, which is paid at the start of the walk. This is for the organizer's Meetup preparation costs and fees. (Please read the "About Us Section" for more information regarding the $4 per person fee for each event.) This walk is similar to a guided walking tour with a number of stops. If you don't like to stop at a number of points of interest, then this walk is not good for you. This walk is about 2 1/2 miles & moderate paced. Bring water and an EXTRA LAYER OF CLOTHING. If you are registered for this walk and can't attend, please change your RSVP online from "YES" to "NO". (PLEASE READ THE "ABOUT US SECTION" FOR THE GUIDELINES REGARDING THE NO SHOW POLICY.) THERE IS NO NEED TO POST WHY YOU CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT. No young children, service animals or pets allowed on walk w/o prior approval of organizer. No smoking, please. If you have a personal matter/question, please contact John, the Event Host, directly to his private Meetup account. The feature photo above was a patron at Sammy's Bowery Follies (a slumming tourist bar) on the Bowery sleeping while the resident bar cat sips at his beer. (Photo Alfred Eisenstaedt, December 4, 1944) Article/photos from Life Magazine about Sammy's Bowery Follies. (Source Gothamist) http://gothamist.com/2013/01/04/sammys_bowery_follies.php#photo-1 Article from The New York Times about corrupt Tammany Hall Politician Tim Sullivan whose headquarters was on the Bowery. https://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/18/big-tim-sullivan-tammany-kingmaker/ From nyc architecture.com, historic buildings in SoHo. http://www.nyc-architecture.com/walks-Soho.htm Description: We'll be walking along the Bowery and then through the NoLita and SoHo neighborhoods. We'll be discussing the architecture & historical events in these neighborhoods, including the following: the history of street art in these areas; not having a fun time in disorderly houses; playing the dangerous game of William Tell; what was until recently the largest single family house in Manhattan & maybe the greatest real estate coup of all time; the possible eerie remnants of a very old crime scene; the life & times of a night shift tabloid photographer; architectural deception in SoHo; the heyday of cast-iron architecture; going "slumming" for a good time; and the Bowery, a street that was often associated with the poor and political corruption. Meeting Time: (after lunch) at 1:30 PM. Meeting Place: Outside the entrance to the Whole Foods Market at 95 East Houston Street.(This is the Whole Foods Market entrance that is the nearest to the Bowery [Street]). Before the walk, restrooms are available on the 2nd floor of Whole Foods Market. During the walk, we'll stop at one location for a restroom stop. Transportation Options: Take the F subway train to 2nd Ave/ East Houston St, the 6 subway train to Spring St/Lafayette St or the J or Z subway train to the Bowery/Delancey St. Finishing Time: 4:30 PM (Sunset 4:32 PM) Finishing Place: Houston Street & Greene Street, which is six long blocks west from the starting point. Bad weather cancels this walk. Therefore, if it is bad weather, I'll send email a cancellation notice sometime before 10:30 AM on Saturday morning. If I don't email a cancellation notice, I plan to be at the meeting place.