The Commons : The Heart of New York City

Janes Walk

Led By Abby Suckle AND Kritika Dhanda, President culCultureNOW/ Vice President Lower Manhattan Historical Association

The Commons has effectively been America’s town square since the Dutch landed. Virtually every major event of local, national and global significance has played out in some way on this stage. This tour captures the multiple and overlapping stories that are woven throughout our city’s life. It takes a look at the issues that New Yorkers were preoccupied with and how they solved them: their politics, religion, social protest, health and safety, commerce, disasters and defense, scandals and crime, education, publications, art and culture, parades and celebrations, architecture and engineering.

Walking on the city streets.

On Demand
Greater than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture, Environment, History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English
New York City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Momos.