YORKVILLE’S IMMIGRATION HISTORY: Part 1
Join HDC and Francis Morrone for a comprehensive look at a curiously under-recognized swatch of New York’s rich historic fabric. In three tours we will focus on the fascinating immigrant history of this part of the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The first tour will have a bit of a focus on the Czechs, the second on the Hungarians, the third on the Germans, though all three groups, and several others, will be represented in all three tours. In addition, we will look at the broader demographic history (especially the century-long history of gentrification), and how that history is manifested in architecture, and at the histories of housing, religion, institutions, breweries, and much else. Tour 1 will cover 72nd to 79th Streets. This is a rare opportunity for an in-depth, many-faceted study on foot of a whole, remarkably diverse neighborhood.