Tin Pan Alley: Birthplace of American Popular Music (Virtual Walking Tour)

Janes Walk

Led By Miriam Berman AND George Calderaro, Committe Member, Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project

Tin Pan Alley is the cradle of the music industry in the United States. Here, American popular music as we know it was first manufactured and promoted. This one block of 28th Street offers a glimpse into what has become a worldwide cultural force – pop music – at its specific place of creation. As an enclave of 19th-century structures, it is also largely intact as architecture.


Available to stream on YouTube.


On Demand
Less than 1 hour

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Platform: On Your Browser
Language: English
Buildings on Tin Pan Alley, 28th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue in Manhattan. Photos: courtesy of Tin Pan Alley American Popular Music Project.