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Exploring Unknown Manhattan: The Audubon and Jumel Terrace Historic Districts.

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.

 

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  • Analida

    Thanks Hank. I really appreciate your hard work. I will see you on the 4th of July.

    June 29, 2014

  • Hank O.

    Thank you all for attending - and hope you enjoyed visiting the two radically different museums and historic areas! Please share your photos!

    June 29, 2014

  • Joe C.

    Very intresting

    June 29, 2014

  • Erika

    I'm here!

    June 28, 2014

  • Kindra

    If anyone else is here, there is a nice clean bench by taszo.

    June 28, 2014

  • Joe C.

    I'll be there.

    June 28, 2014

  • Maggie

    Very disappointed I can't make this, enjoy!!

    June 28, 2014

  • Hank O.

    Good morning! For those of you needing a coffee or pastry as we get started at 10:30, there's Taszo Expresso Bar right by our meetup location: You'll find it on the street (Edwin M Morgan Place) to the left of the downtown #1 subway entrance between 157th and 158th Street. http://www.taszo.com/ My cell is[masked]

    June 28, 2014

  • Emily

    Sorry, but I have to cancel for tomorrow.

    June 28, 2014

  • Hank O.

    At the end of our walk - at 168th Street & Broadway there will be the option to have lunch/brunch at Coogan's Restaurant which is right there. I will see how many are interested on Saturday and then call in a reservation. Pretty reasonable, spacious place.

    http://www.coogans.com/

    June 27, 2014

  • Hank O.

    A few people have asked if they can bring dogs. Issue on this walk is among the highlights are two unique museums which I am guessing will not allow dogs inside. This is not one of our more pet-friendly walks.

    June 27, 2014

  • Tony F.

    Sorry Can't make it.

    June 27, 2014

  • Gregg

    Hi Hank -- it probably won't affect many, but just to let you know... the a-train isn't running this weekend btwn 207th - 168th streets.

    June 27, 2014

  • Connie

    Sorry I have to cancel. Hope next person on waiting list enjoys this.

    June 27, 2014

  • Winny

    Sorry for this event because I have to work.

    June 26, 2014

  • Jon

    Sorry I have to cancel for Saturday. Have to go out of town on business.

    June 25, 2014

  • naomi d.

    that will be indeed a treat...

    1 · April 6, 2014

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