This walk will cover the area from 155th Street to 168th Street both East and West of Broadway in Lower Washington Heights. The Audubon Terrace area was once the home of painter and naturalist John James Audubon and now is occupied by Manhattan’s only active cemetery (Trinity Church Cemetery). You will be surprised to learn of some of the people buried here. We'll also visit the magnificent Church of the Intercession and Hispanic Society of America, one of New York’s most unique free museums with an extraordinary collection of art and artifacts from Spain, Portugal and Latin America. Further uptown we’ll also visit the delightful Morris Jumel Mansion, Manhattan’s oldest house built in 1765 which once served as General George Washington’s headquarters in 1776 and where in 1790 as President he dined with members of his cabinet: Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. You will scarcely believe that you are in Manhattan while strolling these quiet streets that surround the mansion. Rounding out the tour will be a stop at the Malcolm X Memorial and for baseball fans we will traverse the site where the Yankees began as the New York Highlanders. Optional brunch/ lunch after the tour at Coogan’s Restaurant on Broadway.
This tour costs $10.00 with all proceeds to the Broadway Mall Association (BMA), a non-profit organization that has worked to beautify and maintain the malls for 30 years. The malls extend from Lincoln Center to 168th Street. Read more here: www.broadwaymall.org.
Note: In addition the Jumel Mansion has a $5 admission charge: $4 for seniors and students.
Meeting Place: Small triangle park (Ilka Tanya Pagan Park), located on the Westside of Broadway near the 157th Street. The #1 subway gets you right there. Note you can also take the A train to 168th Street either walk, ride Broadway bus or take the #1 downtown one stop.