Modern Vice-Presidential New York

With James Russiello

[Virtual tour] Did you know that JFK Jr.’s last address was the birth site of a New York City-born Vice President, and that the only other city-born VP’s birth site house was reconstructed by a survivor of the Lusitania? The Empire State has been the birth and burial site of 8 Vice Presidents, more than anywhere else-we’re number one in number twos! Some VPs have been married in New York, others retired or invested in real estate here, constructing buildings that remain with us today – and one that’s going into foreclosure. Two other ultimate VPs lived in the same apartment building while running against each other! (And you thought your co-op meetings got personal.) This vice-office has been shared by 49 individuals, many who have left indelible marks on the built fabric of New York. Trace these vice-legacies within New York with architectural historian James Russiello and discover surprising sites of post-Civil War vice presidents and their spouses that were once a heartbeat away from being noteworthy.

Thursday, June 6
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

Governor Nelson Rockefeller of New York State, riding in a car on Wall Street, reaches out to shake a man's hand during his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 1968. Photo: Library of Congress, Warren K. Leffler. Modifications: photo cropped.