Yorkville’s German Broadway

With James Russielo

[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. Today, scattered among the vast neighborhood that lacks landmark-designated protection, one can find illustrative examples of the development of working-class housing in New York, and its replacement by the modern up-zoned luxury housing.

Saturday, June 29
11:00 AM

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

Member: $25
Non-member: $35

Zion-St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan. Photo: James Russiello.