SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC WALKING TOURS NYC — Spring / Summer 2015
For travel directions see www.hopstop.com

Joyce Gold leads all public walking tours.
Tour duration is noted next to each tour listing.
No reservations are needed. Fee is $20 per person; $15 for seniors 62+.
*Large-type version of the Spring 2015 Public Tour Schedule available for viewing and pdf download.*

Joyce Goldphoto by Terese Loeb Kreuzer

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April 26   SUNDAY   1 to 3:30 PM (see detailed info)
HARLEM HISTORY WALK
Sugar Hill, Strivers Row, the Schomberg Library, and Abyssinian Baptist Church—highlights of Harlem’s history and renaissance.
MEET: City College, 138th St. & Amsterdam Ave. Take #1 subway to 137th St.; walk to 138th St. & then 1 block up the 138th St. hill.   
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May 9   SATURDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE GENIUS AND ELEGANCE OF GRAMERCY PARK
Discover a London Square that became home to creative minds, elegant salons, and the taste-setting Lady Mendl.
MEET: Gramercy Park, Lexington Ave. & 21st St.  
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Men playing chess in Washington Square Park in NYC.May 12    TUESDAY   11 AM to 1 PM (see detailed info)
THE FLAMBOYANT AND THE BOHEMIAN— GREENWICH VILLAGE AND HOW IT BECAME FAMOUS
Essentials of the Village—history, theater, culture, tragedy, architecture, and celebrated personalities.
MEET: Washington Sq. Arch, Fifth Ave. 1 block south of 8th St.  
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Street scene of the West Village in NYC.May 16   SATURDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE INTIMATE WEST VILLAGE AND ITS SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT PARK
19th century preserve, complex web of streets, and a park extending 800 feet into the river.
MEET: Leroy St. & Seventh Ave. So. southwest corner. Take #1 subway to Houston St.; walk 2 blocks north on Seventh Ave. South.   
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May 20   WEDNESDAY   11 AM to 1 PM (see detailed info)
FIFTH AVENUE GOLD COAST
Tycoons, Central Park, and great mansions created the New York avenue “paved with gold.”
MEET: The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves.   
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Men playing chess in Washington Square Park in NYC.May 24   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE FLAMBOYANT AND THE BOHEMIAN— GREENWICH VILLAGE AND HOW IT BECAME FAMOUS
Essentials of the Village—history, theater, culture, tragedy, architecture, and celebrated personalities.
MEET: Washington Sq. Arch, Fifth Ave. 1 block south of 8th St.  
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TribecaMay 28   THURSDAY   11 AM to 1 PM
TRIBECA—NEW DIVERSITY FROM AN INDUSTRIAL PAST
This once gritty industrial district gives way to residential loft conversions and hot spots of food, film, and design.
MEET: Duane Park, at Duane & Hudson Sts. Best subways: #1, #2, or #3 to Chambers St.; walk north on Hudson St. for 3 blocks.  
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Grassy park land on Governer's Island.May 30   SATURDAY   12:45 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
GOVERNORS ISLAND
Early 19th century forts and residences, wide-open lawns, and competitors vying to control the island’s future, just a short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan.
MEET: Gov. Island ferry building (light green), 10 South St. in Manhattan, next to the Staten Island Ferry. Look for yellow umbrella.Take #1 subway to South Ferry, or #4 or #5 to Bowling Green.  
» VIEW MAP

June 7   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE GENIUS AND ELEGANCE OF GRAMERCY PARK
Discover a London Square that became home to creative minds, elegant salons, and the taste-setting Lady Mendl.
MEET: Gramercy Park, Lexington Ave. & 21st St.  
» VIEW MAP

June 14   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
JEWISH COLONIAL MANHATTAN
In 1654 23 Jewish immigrants arrived in Dutch New Amsterdam. Settling into their new life included adapting to restrictions imposed by the frontier town, and dealing with subsequent Jewish arrivals with traditions different from their own.
MEET: At foot of Broadway, between Museum of the American Indian and Bowling Green park. Best subway: #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green.
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Historic illustration of a dramtic civil war battle.** 150th Anniversary—End of the Civil War **
June 20   SATURDAY   1 to 2:30 PM (see detailed info)
THE CIVIL WAR IN MANHATTAN
During the Civil War, escalating ethnic and class tensions culminated in the draft riots, which tore the city apart. NYC played a crucial role in winning the war, which ended in April 1865.
MEET: Outside the entrance to Cooper Union, the brown Foundation Building (7 E. 7th St., between 3rd & 4th Aves.)
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June 24   WEDNESDAY   11 AM to 1 PM (see detailed info)
JEWISH COLONIAL MANHATTAN
In 1654 23 Jewish immigrants arrived in Dutch New Amsterdam. Settling into their new life included adapting to restrictions imposed by the frontier town, and dealing with subsequent Jewish arrivals with traditions different from their own.
MEET: At foot of Broadway, between Museum of the American Indian and Bowling Green park. Best subway: #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green.
» VIEW MAP

Illustration of a wealthy man sitting beside a window on 5th ave in NYC.June 27   SATURDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
CRIMES OF THE FIFTH AVENUE GOLD COAST
Fraud, procuring, and murders most foul, all on the New York avenue of wealth and privilege.
MEET: The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves.
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July 4   SATURDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
BROOKLYN BRIDGE— “ROMANTIC PASSAGEWAY” THAT JOINS TWO ISLANDS
An icon of architectural grace and strength.
MEET: City Hall Park at the fountain, near Broadway & Park Place.
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Men playing chess in Washington Square Park in NYC.July 12   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE FLAMBOYANT AND THE BOHEMIAN— GREENWICH VILLAGE AND HOW IT BECAME FAMOUS
Essentials of the Village—history, theater, culture, tragedy, architecture, and celebrated personalities.
MEET: Washington Sq. Arch, Fifth Ave. 1 block south of 8th St.  
» VIEW MAP

Grassy park land on Governer's Island.July 16   THURSDAY   10:45 AM to 1 PM (see detailed info)
GOVERNORS ISLAND
Early 19th century forts and residences, wide-open lawns, and competitors vying to control its future—a short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. Open only in summer.
MEET: Outside Gov. Island ferry building (light green,) 10 South St. in Manhattan, next to the Staten Island Ferry. Look for our yellow umbrella. Take #1 subway to South Ferry, or #4 or #5 to Bowling Green.  
» VIEW MAP

July 19   SUNDAY   1 to 3:30 PM    (see detailed info)
HARLEM HISTORY WALK
Sugar Hill, Strivers Row, the Schomberg Library, and Abyssinian Baptist Church— highlights of Harlem’s history and renaissance.
MEET: City College, 138th St. & Amsterdam Ave. Take #1 subway to 137th St.; go to 138th St. & walk 1 block up the 138th St. hill.  
» VIEW MAP

A street scene of historic harlem.July 25   SATURDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
GANGS OF NEW YORK AND THE BLOODY FIVE POINTS
The infamous 19th century immigrant neighborhood of poverty, violence, and gangs.
MEET: The Bowery & Bayard St. (1 block south of Canal St.) northwest corner at Bank of America.   
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Street scene of the West Village in NYC.August 2   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE INTIMATE WEST VILLAGE AND ITS SPECTACULAR WATERFRONT PARK
19th century preserve, complex web of streets, and a park extending 800 feet into the river.
MEET: Leroy St. & 7th Ave. So. southwest corner. Take #1 subway to Houston St.; walk 2 blocks north on 7th Ave. South.   
» VIEW MAP

August 5   WEDNESDAY   11 AM to 1 PM (see detailed info)
FIFTH AVENUE GOLD COAST
Tycoons, Central Park, and great mansions created the New York avenue “paved with gold.”
MEET: The Frick Collection, 1 E. 70th St. between Fifth & Madison Aves.   
» VIEW MAP

Grassy park land on Governer's Island.August 9   SUNDAY   12:45 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
GOVERNORS ISLAND
Early 19th century forts and residences, wide-open lawns, and competitors vying to control its future—a short ferry ride from Lower Manhattan. Open only in summer.
MEET: Outside Gov. Island ferry building (light green,) 10 South St. in Manhattan, next to the Staten Island Ferry. Look for our yellow umbrella. Take #1 subway to South Ferry, or #4 or #5 to Bowling Green.  
» VIEW MAP