A Walk Through Intermingling Worlds
Chinatown is the largest Chinese community in the Western Hemisphere. It's also where immigrant Jews had settled in the late nineteenth century. A major tourist attraction, Little Italy has shrunk to a small, yet enticing, stretch of Italian restaurants, bakeries and food shops.
SoHo, built as a business district dominated by a distinctive cast-iron architectural style, became an artists' community in the mid-twentieth century when they began squatting in the buildings which had been abandoned. Now it's a major shopping district. Greenwich Village was a farming community settled by freed slaves in the 1640s. After being a magnet for artists in the nineteenth through mid-twentieth centuries, what remains is a charming neighborhood now prime real estate.
In this tour, we walk through these distinctive areas that abut and overlap in interesting and delightful ways.
Below is a list of some of the many noteworthy things we will see:
Jewish Daily Forward Building
Jarmulowsky Bank Building
Eldridge Street Synagogue
First Cemetery of the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue
Washington Square Park
"Friends" Apartment Building
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Suggested by Guide: Straus Square, at the intersection of East Broadway and Rutgers Street, near the East Broadway F train subway stop.
Duration: 3 hours
- Guiding Services
Estimated Local Cash Needed
8 USD - Beverage and snack per person, if desired, when credit cards are not accepted.
- Food, Drinks, Snacks