With James Russiello

[In-person tour] Once home to bucolic farmland, riverfront Yorkville was dotted with clapboard farmhouses and country estates, and later transformed into an industrial hub of factories by the turn of the 20th century. Tenements and ethnic missions sprung up as the neighborhood became an enclave for many immigrant groups in the late 19th and early 20th centuries (including Irish, Germans, Hungarians, and Czechs) 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. Stroll through this constantly developing neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with James Russiello to view these patterns of development.

In-person tours are limited to 25 attendees 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.

MAS Walking Tours last approximately 90 minutes to 2 hours. Meeting location is provided with registration.

Sunday, July 10
11:00 AM

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

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

Entrance to a building in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. Photo: James Russiello.