Paddy’s Market Historical District Tour in Hell’s Kitchen
Led By JOE RESTUCCIA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, CLINTON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Come walk 9th Avenue’s rows of preserved 19th century buildings in Hell’s Kitchen, envision immigrant peddlers hawking “fresh sausages,” “oranges for sale,” or “clams shucked while you wait!” in their open-air Paddy’s Market along a 4-block stretch in Manhattan’s Midtown West, and enjoy the cultural imprint still felt today long after the market was closed. Besides learning about its social permanence in Hell’s Kitchen, you’ll see the proposed district’s architecture and how overlapping waves of immigrants shaped our past and can propel our future. You’ll understand why New York State Governor Hochul recommended Paddy’s Market for the Registers of Historic Places and hear more about the planned historical district area from lead proponent and affordable housing developer, Joe Restuccia, CHDC’s Executive Director.
The 9th Avenue meeting place is close to the 42nd Street/ Port Authority Bus Terminal stop where the subway lines A/C/E are accessible. 9th Avenue has curb cuts and is accessible to wheelchair users (some areas of uneven pavement). The tour route is roughly one-half mile.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.