The New School and the Literary and Publishing worlds of Union Square

Janes Walk

Led By John Reed, Lapham's Quarterly

John Reed–acclaimed novelist, native New Yorker, and preëminent historian of the New School-leads a tour through the the intellectual, literary and publishing worlds of Union Square past and present. Major publishing giants have come and gone, risen and fallen in Union Square and environs, including Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, Grove, and many more. Join Reed and Lapham’s Quarterly for a trip through time and cultural landmarks known and unknown, including The Players’ Club, the old and present-day New School, and the place where Hannah Arendt ate lunch.


This walk will move at an easy pace and largely outdoors; individual stops are possible and may not be ADA-accessible.

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
3:00 PM
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Language: English
The New School University Center building in Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Own work. Modifications: photo cropped.