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Dr. Jackie P.

Location:

Brooklyn, NY
Hometown: New York, New York

Member since:

October 28, 2011

Who are some of your favorite New Yorkers, past or present?

President Roosevelt, President Lincoln, President Jefferson, Tammany Hall. Actually, with me it's more a period and/or incidents than people. E.g. Draft Riots, Irish potato famine/immigration, Triangle fire, Five Points, the New York City Subway, Great fire of 1741, first stop immigrant neighborhoods such as Little Italy, Chinatown, Kleindeutschland, et al and where they went from there. What it was like living here in the 60s and 70s.

Which parts of New York City would you most like to take a tour of?

Manhattan, in particular the Lower East Side and the areas once encompassed by Five Points, the once garment district and Central Park, which was once populated for a short time. Also, my own neighborhood of Park Slope (I love our brownstones). Well, basicially any area of the 5 boroughs, any of which are filled with history.

Have you lived in New York City long?

Since the mid 80s.

Introduction

I've studied animal science and veterinary science all through high school and college. Any time I could take other classes they were History and in particular history involving New York City. I am looking forward to these walking tours. Dr. J.

What Dr. Jackie P. is saying about this Meetup Group

Well organized. Linda was a wonderful speaker and tour guide. Friendly members, was wonderful talking to all I met.


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