See and learn about Cooper Union, the site of Lincoln’s 1860 landmark address to NYC; Colonnade Row, the city’s nine most elegant townhouses (1833), five of which are still there; the Public Theater, created from the Astor Library (1853) and source of Hair, Chorus Line, and Hamilton; and Merchant’s House Museum (1832), still intact inside and outside today.
Experience the cultural revolution from the early townhouses to the homes of artists and musicians: Keith Richards, Cher, and Brittany Spears (all in the building that housed Tower Records), and the homes/studios of the artists Jean Michael Basquiet, Robert Raushenberg, and Chuck Close.
We’ll see modern buildings too, including the homes of supermodel Gigi Hadid and Ian Schrager, creator of Studio 54. And there’s even a tech center with the headquarters of IBM’s AI effort, Facebook, and AOL.
The whole trip might be as much as a ten block walk. No stairs, usual corner low ramps. The No. 6 subway stops at both Astor Place and at Bleeker St.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.