The neighborhood South of Union Square played a critical and outsized role in the development of 20th century American art. From the social realist Fourteenth Street School of the 1930s to the abstract expressionists of the New York School after World War II, the neighborhood produced and witnessed profound changes in the course of art history. This walking tour will showcase the homes, studios, and important institutions related to these movements.

Walk Location: Between 14th Street and 9th Street, bounded by 5th Ave to the west and 3rd Ave to the east.

Pre-registration is required. Please note this is an hour-long walking tour across the sidewalks and streets of NYC with no planned stops with seating. If you would like to request accommodations, please reach out to us as soon as possible. This tour was developed by Village Preservation’s research team for the 2022 Jane’s Walk weekend, and will be led by Village Preservation’s Director of Programming, Leeanne G-Bowley.

The same tour is also being offered at 2:00pm. Register for that session here. 

To be determined

Thursday, June 15, 2023

5:00pm – 6:00pm 

Outdoor Walking Tour

Pre-Registration is Required. Spaces are limited.



Meeting Place: the northwest corner of 14th St and 5th Avenue