With James Russiello

[In-person tour] Who’d want to live in the Tenement Historic District? No one, it turns out, and the district was left almost entirely undesignated. Stroll through a constantly developing neighborhood to view patterns of migration and development in the East 80s of the Upper East Side on this walking tour with historian James Russiello. Tenements and ethnic missions sprang up from what were once bucolic farmland retreats of Old New York as the neighborhood became an enclave for many immigrant groups in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (including Irish, Germans, and Hungarians) leaving the neighborhood rich in cultural heritage. By the 1930s, East End Avenue was among the toniest of apartment districts designed by high society architects.

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.


Saturday, February 10
11:00 AM

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

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

People tour a church in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. Photo: Jacquelyn Ottman. Modifications: photo cropped.