Led By Robert Singleton, Excutive Director, Greater Astoria Historical Society
This will be a walk through one of the most remarkable communities in New York City! it was envisoined by the immigrant German family both dominated the piano market, and with the creation of Steinway Hall, made New York the nation’s cultural center.
Although they created the Steinway Settlement in Queens to house workers and factories, only 20% of the residents were Steinway employees. The community boasted factory, housing, transportation, recreational facilities, schools, churches, even a library and kindergarten.
Most of the community is intact. This is a fabulous opportunity to see the neighborhood which helped Steinways place New York City as the worlds cultural and intellectual capital it is today!
Not all the tour is on sidewalk, and there are hills so suggest caution. There is some ground to cover. The start and end of the tour on on streets with regular bus service, eateries and cafes, and a few minutes walk from the subway.
RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.