A Virtual Tour of the Lower East Side

Janes Walk

Led By Andrew Fairweather, NYPL Seward Park

Join us on a virtual tour of one of the world’s most storied neighborhoods from the comfort of your own home! We’ll take a walk through Seward Park (the United States’ first municipal park) and its neighborhood library, talk about the statue of Boss Tweed that never was, the fountain the neighborhood drank from (and sometimes bathed in), the school that replaced a prison, and the transition from pushcarts to covered markets – a radius of just a few blocks teaming with stories.

The tour will include images from NYPL Digital Collections and more!

Tour will be taking place via Zoom.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.


Saturday, May 7, 2022
1:00 PM
1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Zoom
exterior of Seward Park Library
Seward Park Library. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Jim Henderson. Modifications: photo cropped.