Upstairs Downstairs

With Matt Postal

[In-person tour] This walk with architectural historian Matt Postal examines the Upper East Side in all its variety, from the finest tree-lined blocks adjoining Central Park to First Avenue. After viewing memorable mansions and elite clubs, we head east, inspecting humble carriage houses once occupied by horses, grooms and chauffeurs, modest brownstones built for middle-class residents in the Treadwell Farm Historic District, and the First Avenue Estate, an innovative housing complex built by early 20th century philanthropists for the “working poor.” The impact of public transit will be discussed, as well as how these blocks have changed over the past century.

In-person tours are limited to 25 attendees, last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours, and are held outdoors. Walking tours bring individuals into close proximity with each other, we therefore recommend that all tour goers wear masks during the tours, regardless of vaccination status. Your tour guide and your fellow tour participants will thank you for your cooperation. Should the tours happen to venture indoors, many places require masks and/or proof of vaccination, so please be prepared to have both with you.

Registration is now closed.

Saturday, August 6
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Entrance to the Knickerbocker Club in Manhattan. Photo: Ted Mineau. Modifications: photo cropped.