April 30 SUNDAY 1 to 3 PM
CRIMES OF THE FIFTH AVENUE GOLD COAST
MEET: The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves.
The American Dream and its dark side reside even on Fifth Avenue. The creation of Central Park in the 1870s destined Fifth Avenue, the park's eastern border, to become one of New York's most elegant addresses. But as the wealth moved in, so did chicanery and violence. Great historic mansions housed both perpetrators and victims, sometimes both living together.
• American tycoons with aristocratic yearnings
• Grandiose homes and what happened in them
• Landmarked district one mile long
• Private armies, criminal intent, financial skullduggery