Vice-Presidential New York

With James Russiello

[Virtual tour] “Aaron Burr slept here” are words inscribed onto no known plaque. And lo, what a shame that is! For visitors to such esteemed landmarks as the Morris-Jumel Mansion must instead be repeatedly hit over the head with the better-known sleeping habits of the great George Washington. And why? Because Burr conspired against the United States–and was tried for treason? Because he shot a political rival/beloved Hip-Hop Founding Father? Because he attempted to empty the bank accounts of his last wife? No!–Not for those many reasons. (If anything those things helped in his pursuit of plaques.) Burr’s built legacy is ignored for the simple, humbling fact that he was merely a vice president. This vice-office has been shared by 48 others, many who have left indelible marks on the built fabric of New York. Trace these vice-legacies within New York with architectural historian James Russiello and discover surprising sites that were once a heartbeat away from being noteworthy.

For all tours, there are no refunds, cancellations, or exchanges unless we cancel a tour. Online registration closes one hour prior to the tour start time.

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Thursday, February 15
6:00 PM

Virtual Tour

Member: $15
Non-member: $25

A plaque marking the home of US Vice President Levi Parsons Morton at 681 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. Photo: James Russiello. Modifications: photo cropped.