Please note — In response to concerns about coronavirus, the Municipal Art Society has made the difficult decision to cancel this tour.
A Starbucks now stands where Marilyn Monroe sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to JFK. The unofficial birthplace of the New Yorker is now an illegal AirBnB. But the oldest extant community mural in New York City, a faded but forceful statement against gentrification, still hides in plain sight in a quiet neighborhood park. And the last adult cinema marquee looks almost exactly as it did when Robert Deniro walked by it in “Taxi Driver.” Join tour guide and historic preservationist Patrick Waldo as he takes you to these historic sites and many more, weaving together the complex history of one of New York’s most storied neighborhoods. You’ll never walk through Hell’s Kitchen the same again.