The Original New Deal: The Roosevelts in New York

Janes Walk

Led By Deborah Gardner, Roosevelt House at Hunter College, Roosevelt House at Hunter College

The original New Deal was shaped by President Franklin Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt at their NYC home 1908-41, a double townhouse, acquired by Hunter College in 1942. Renovations to this landmark preserved the building’s exterior and interior. Hear about the Roosevelt family’s lives as well as civic and political activities as they transformed the nation and the world with FDR’s New Deal and Eleanor’s human rights work at the UN.

Saturday, May 4
2:00 PM
1-2 hours
In Person

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Advocacy, Art & Architecture, History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Wheelchair-friendly
entrance to the house and birthplace of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt house. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Paranoid123. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065


4,5,6, R,N at 59th St and Lex Ave; F, Q at 63rd St and Lex Ave

Finding your walk leader

Enter the building.

Ending Location

47-49 East 65th Street, NY NY

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