This image and information-packed walking tour makes sense of an inscrutable history. The streets of SoHo contain a fashionable world class city of gorgeous cast iron buildings dating from the 1850s, 60s, and 70s when Broadway was one long promenade of fine shops, theaters and hotels. By the 1880s, 90s, and 00s that fashionable city was overrun with business manufacturing and industry. And those buildings are just as beautiful!
The history that created the streetwalls of SoHo was a streaming, intergenerational, decades-long onslought of a bygone suburbia overrun by fine shops, theaters, hotels and museums, and that in turn overrun by buildings for warehousing, manufacturing and industry. Which beaufiful, ornament and gargoyle-encrusted buildings date from the era of Broadway as promenade, and which are from an era when no fashionable lady would be caught below Bleecker Street, is the fun and wholly counter-intuitive part of this walking tour.
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Stop At: Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette St at the Joseph Papp Public Theater, New York City, NY 10003-7021
The tour begins here where we lay the groundwork for what we will be seeing
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Colonnade Row, 428 Lafayette St # 434, New York City, NY 10003-6914
The ruins of most upper class homes of Astors and Delanos of the 1830s is where we begin the walking part of the walking tour
Pass By: Noho, Noho, New York City, New York
We explore the incredible architecture and history of this distinctive NYC neighborhood
Pass By: SoHo, South of Houston Street, New York City, NY 10022
This tour looks at the incredible architecture that gleems on these NYC blocks; from cast iron to steel frame, the most beautiful buildings from past industrial ages bedeck these blocks today and we look at them in detail.
Pass By: Fanelli's Cafe, 94 Prince St, New York City, NY 10012-3993
We pass by the oldest (since 1847) food and drink establishment in the neighborhood
Pass By: Canal Street 265 Canal St Nova Iorque, NY 10013, New York City, NY
we end near the tourist shopping district of Canal Street, the beginning of Chinatown.
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- Not wheelchair accessible
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- Local guide
- Professional guide
90 to 120 minutes
Lower Manhattan, New York, NY 10013, USA
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