Exploring the Architecture and History of the Original West Village with NYC Guidebooks' Author
Alfred Pommer author of four Manhattan guide books, "Exploring the Original West Village", "Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill", "Exploring New York's SoHo", and "Exploring Gramercy Park and Union Square" is the host for the walking tour. He will take you on a journey through time by examining the neighborhoods architecture, history and will include interesting pictures and stories that will connect us to the neighborhood's past. Included are landmark examples of Greek Revival, Neo Federal, Romanesque Revival, and Beaux Arts architecture and a modernist townhouse built in 1968, along with information about artists that have lived and worked in the West Village. You will see the houses where Roy Lichtenstein lived and worked and the site where Herman Melville worked for 19 years also the site where Alexander Hamilton died. And so much more is included in the two and a half to three hour walking tour with over 26 stops that include a historic district, seven new york city landmark and two national landmark buildings.
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)
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