Slaughter Houses to Stilettos:
Walking Tour of Gansevoort Market
Join Alli DiVincenzo, historian and creator of RememberNYC, for a walking tour of Gansevoort Market, which is both a New York City Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn about the rich history of the neighborhood which began as a Native American settlement in the 1600s and served as a Dutch fort in the early nineteenth century. Moving into the twentieth century, the neighborhood once fostered a vital meatpacking economy but later transitioned into a haven for drugs and prostitution. Today, the area is known as a center for high-end boutiques and glassy new hotels juxtaposed alongside smaller warehouses, cobblestones, and other remnants of its significant history. Leave your stilettos at home and put on your walking shoes for this exciting tour!
- Monday, September 19, 2011
- 6:30 pm