On the Streets Where They Lived

Janes Walk

Led By Jim Mackin

What do Humphrey Bogart and Patty Hill (co-author of “Happy Birthday,” the most popular song of all time) have in common? Both of them once lived in the neighborhood of Morningside Heights and Bloomingdale, a strip of land that runs from the 90s to 125th Street, between the Hudson River and Central Park. This tour will introduce you to a rare selection of wildly diverse people who shaped the character of the area. Some are famous, such as George and Ira Gershwin and Thurgood Marshall, and some are forgotten, such as Harriet Brooks, Augustus Meyers, and Elinor Smith.

Route distance - 1-mile walk on city streets and sidewalks
Location Information

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


Friday, May 5, 2023
11:00 AM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
A photo of Morningside Heights from Columbia University's Pupin Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Antigng. Modifications: photo cropped.