Walking tour of the Lower East Side

East Village Walking Tour

Walking Tour in East Village

Sun, Sept 25, 12-3pm:Musical/architectural/historical walking tour of the Lower East Side & the Bowery with vaudeville performer/archivist POOR BABY BREE and NYC historian DAVID FREELAND (author of Automats, Taxi Dances, and Vaudeville: Excavating Manhattan’s Lost Places of Leisure, NYU Press) At each stop, David will speak briefly about the significance of the location, and Bree will sing one specially chosen song, accompanied by Karen Waltuch (viola) and Joshua Camp (accordion). Representatives from the participating institutions and businesses will also speak. The event begins at Noon at the Bowery Mission (address below). The event is free, and you can join us at any stop, but the Mission will gratefully accept donations of usable men’s clothing, especially bands. The full schedule of stops and songs is as follows:

12 noon: The Bowery Mission, 227 Bowery (between Prince/Rivington); “The Bowery,” c. 1892

12:45 p.m.: Di Palo’s Fine Foods, 200 Grand (at Mott); “My Brudda Sylvest’,” 1908

1:45: Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery*, 137 E. Houston (between 1st/2nd Aves.); “Yiddle, On Your Fiddle, Play Some Ragtime,” 1909

2:30: Merchant’s House Museum, 29 E. 4th St. (between Broadway/Lafayette); “If I Only Had a Home Sweet Home,” 1906

*If you wish to order knishes to pick up during our visit, please place your order least one day ahead (212-477-2858 212-477-2858 or knishery.com.**Merchant’s House, the only fully preserved 19th century single-family home in New York City, will be open for self-guided tours until 5 p.m.

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This is an amazing two-floor penthouse apartment in a very vibrant part of Manhattan. Everything about our stay was wonderful – from the initial communication with Brain to the checkin process to the really great amenities (including a very good bottle of wine!). Having an outdoor terrace in the heart of the city was just that extra plus that made this all the better. The apartment was clean and the beds very comfortable. The kitchen was large and well appointed and would easily be able to be used to prepare meals for a group or family. The living room/dining room/kitchen area is on the top floor so away form the bedrooms that are on the lower floor. This is great I you have some people that want to stay up late without disturbing others that want to retire early. There are two showers, the larger one has a hand-held shower wand and a large elephant shower head, a steam bath and a Jacuzzi tub. Very great shower experience. East Village also provides an optional car service to/from the major airports (we used it to get to JFK on our departure day). The car service is professional and takes all the hassle out of traveling between the apartment and airport. I highly recommend it if you don’t want to have to think about a taxi or an Uber/Lyft. I really like this place and dealing with Brian throughout the whole process was effortless. I highly recommend staying here!

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