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Get Your German On: Tour Yorkville with MAS

Jane's Walk

It’s been home to many New York City mayors, boasts one of Manhattan’s most scenic parks, and retains remnants of it past as one of the city’s largest German enclaves.  It’s Yorkville, and our very own Ronda Wist, MAS senior vice president, is hosting a “Jane’s Walk” through the neighborhood this Saturday.

“We’ll visit some of Yorkville’s landmarks and worthy historic buildings, and get a sense of the neighborhood’s fading German heritage,” Wist said.  Specific attention will be paid to Gracie Mansion, Carl Schurz Park, Henderson Place, the 1930 Doelger Building, and Schaller & Weber, purveyors of German meats and delicacies since 1937.

Date:: Saturday, May 7
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Meeting place: Glaser’s Bake Shop opened in 1902; 1670 1st Avenue (87th Street and 1st Avenue)
Host: Ronda Wist (MAS)

About Jane’s Walk

With the 50th anniversary of the publication of Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities, MAS is pleased to coordinate Jane’s Walk in New York City on May 7 and 8. Jane’s Walk is a series of free neighborhood ‘walks’ hosted and guided by a diverse group of New Yorkers who care deeply about their neighborhoods and city. Started in Toronto in 2007, a year after Jacobs’ death, this international program was created to commemorate the life and legacy of urbanist Jane Jacobs. Since its inception, the program has grown to include hundreds of walks held in 68 cities in nine countries.