Sun, Aug 01|
The Seaport and Two Bridges: NYC's Oldest Neighborhoods
Explore the historic streets and the fascinating history of these 200 year old communities.
Time & Location
Aug 01, 2021, 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM
New York, 89 South St, New York, NY 10038, USA
About The Event
Proof of full vaccination no later than July 18th is required - via phone or card. This tour is free with a voluntray contribution to your guide.
Meeting place: on the north side of the new Pier 17 in the outdooe sitting area facing the Brooklyn Bridge, adjacent to the Malibu Farm restaurant.
Today's South Street Seaport has come to back life with newly developed piers for dining, shopping and enjoying the views of East River and the Brooklyn Bridge. The area's history runs deep as by the the early 1800's the East River commercial port was among the busiest in the world (see old photo above with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background). We'll recount this history as well stroll the historic district which consists of the city's largest concentration of well-preserved early 19th century commercial buildings. We'll also visit the neighboring Two Bridges Historic District which includes several historic churches, the birthplace of Governor Al Smith and the oldest Jewish cemetery in the U.S.
We'll skirt the edge of Little Fuzhou, which borders Chinatown, a micro neighborhood with many residents and businesses that are a destination from the Fujian Province in China. Other stops include the site of the Titanic Lightship Memorial and the sites of famous Fulton Fish Market and the very first "White House": George Washington's first Presidential Mansion from 1789-1790. 7:30 PM: We'll end near where we began by Pier 17 at Fulton and South Streets. Optional afterparty.