SCHEDULE OF PUBLIC WALKING TOURS NYC — Spring 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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** Annual tour for Women’s History Month **
March 8   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
THE IMMIGRANT, RADICAL, NOTORIOUS WOMEN OF WASHINGTON SQUARE
Factory workers, scholars, artists, radicals, aristocrats—remarkable women left their imprint on this neighborhood and well beyond.
MEET: Washington Sq. Arch, Fifth Ave. 1 block south of 8th St.   
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** Annual tour for St Patrick’s Day **
March 15   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
IRISH HELL’S KITCHEN
Once the lurid district of One-Lung Curran, bloody slaughterhouses, and Slaughter on Tenth Avenue.
MEET: Ninth Ave. & W. 43rd St. southeast corner at The Bread Factory.   
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Illustration of a wealthy man sitting beside a window on 5th ave in NYC.March 21   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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March 29   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: Museum of the American Indian, south side of Bowling Green, at the start of Broadway. Best subway: #4 or #5 train to Bowling Green.
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April 5   SUNDAY   1 to 3 PM (see detailed info)
BROOKLYN BRIDGE— “ROMANTIC PASSAGEWAY” THAT JOINS TWO ISLANDS
An icon of architectural grace and strength—its construction, politics, and personalities.
MEET: City Hall Park fountain, Broadway & Park Place.
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Historic illustration of a dramtic civil war battle.** 150th Anniversary—End of the Civil War **
April 11   SATURDAY   1 to 3 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: Cooper Union, brown Foundation Building entrance at the north end of Cooper Square Park (E 7th St., between Third/Fourth Aves.)
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A street scene of historic harlem.April 19   SUNDAY   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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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.  
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