The West Side Story Before “West Side Story”

Janes Walk

Led By Nancy DiFrancesco AND Nancy DiFrancesco, MAS/Landmark West Member

We’ll begin at Columbus Circle with a discussion of its farmland origins, its evolution into being one of the city’s theatre districts, and its juxtaposition to San Juan Hill, once considered one of the most dangerous parts of the city and the backdrop for “West Side Story.” We’ll discuss the development and impact of Lincoln Center, and overall, the history and rich diversity of the area from Central Park to Broadway, ending at The Dakota.

Location Information

RSVP is required and capacity is limited. Meeting location, ending location, and directions will be provided via email before walk date.

Saturday, May 4, 2019
11:00 AM
2-3 hours

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: Art & Architecture
Traffic on Central Park West looking North
Central Park West looking North. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Jim Henderson. Modifications: photo cropped and made black and white.
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