East Side from the Municipal Building to Bowling Green
With Joe Svehlak
This tour is a personal journey led by someone who lived and worked in Lower Manhattan for many years and witnessed a lot of change. Working as a messenger for an engraver on Nassau Street in the 1950s, he experienced a vastly different Downtown streetscape. For the next three decades, the dawn of the computer age, he worked for various Wall Street financial institutions. He witnessed post World War ll Lower Manhattan’s redevelopment as streets were changed and plazas were created, and many fine old buildings were demolished. Hear about buildings and neighborhoods that are now gone, as he reminisces about ever changing Lower Manhattan. We’ll discuss planning and preservation issues, and view some of Downtown’s spectacular architecture from the Civic Center down to Wall Street and Bowling Green.