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The Gargoyles in Gramercy Park Neighborhood Walking Tour

Manhattan, NY , United States
1 h
English

About Your Host

Alfred Pommer is an author, a college graduate and a native of New York City. He worked for the New York City Parks Department for 25 years (15 years as a supervisor). Fascinated by the city’s history and architecture, he decided to share his passion with others and started to organize walking tours in the early 1990s. As a true passionate of New York City, Alfred collects photographs and anecdotes of the spots he enjoys the most. He is the author of four Manhattan guide books “Exploring the Original West Village”, “Exploring New York's SoHo”, "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill" and "Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square". Alfred Pommer has an author's page at amazon .com (http://Amazon.com/author/alfredpommer)

What we'll do

The Tour This walking tour is about 1 hour long and includes the Gramercy Park Historic District and part of its surrounding neighborhood. It is a neighborhood that was created in the early part of the 19th century, as an exclusive neighborhood for well to do New Yorkers - and exists to this day, as one of Manhattan's most desirable neighborhoods. Photographs of the distant gargoyles are included The History This picturesque historic neighborhood attracts admirers in search of remnants of a grander era. They admire the Players Club, The National Arts Club. Teddy Roosevelt's childhood home and they realize that they are walking down the streets and passing the homes where famous 19th and 20th century writers, artists and powerful politicians lived and worked. The People To name some of them: Humphrey Bogart, Stanford White, Joseph P. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, O. Henry, Samuel Tilden, Edwin Booth, John Barrymore, Thomas Edison, Jimmy Cagney, Margaret Hamilton, John Carradine, Jimmy Fallon, Oleg Cassini, Theda Bara, Lincoln Kirstein, George Wolfe, Ida Tarbell, and there are more. To Sum Up.... The walking tour has 11 stops (10 stops with gargoyles and 1 building with a caryatid) that include New York City landmark buildings, & national landmarks as well as a walk down "Block Beautiful" along with history and architecture and interesting pictures and stories to help unite us with the neighborhoods past.

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