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THIS IS THE NEW DATE FOR THE ONE PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 8TH, WHICH WAS CANCELLED DUE TO MY INJURY. With this tour, we return to daylight hours: We gather at 12:45 for a 1 pm tour. There’s no doubt that the Irish have made a big green impact on New York City, but contrary to popular belief, some of the children of Erin got here long before the Potato Famine of the 1840s. Visit the still-standing Marble Palace of pioneering retail entrepreneur AT Stewart, and the monuments of exiled Irish patriots Emmet and MacNeven, who channeled their thwarted energies into their new country. Hear stories too of tempestuous Archbishop “Dagger John” Hughes, the famine that spurred massive emigration to New York, the Irish contribution to the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the terrible Draft Riots (still the worst rioting New York City has ever known), and the infamous Five Points slum, which shocked even Oliver Twist author Charles Dickens. Where to meet: Meet outside St. Paul’s Chapel, Broadway and Fulton Street. When to meet: 12:45 pm for a 1 pm start. I will be holding a sign that reads, "Irish of Old New York". Train: Take the A,C to "Broadway/ Nassau"; 2,3,4,5,J,M,Z to "Fulton Street". Check MTA Weekender for any updates before heading out: Fee: $20 cash, $15 for seniors 65 + with proof of age; exact change appreciated! Please bring bills, not coins. Sorry, please do not bring dogs or minor children age 17 or below on the tours. No audio taping or video taping allowed. The tour will be approximately 2.5 hours long. For sunny days, be sure to bring a hat and a bottle of water. Check the weather reports on the day of the tour; if there is a chance of rain, please bring your own umbrella. While Friendly Native tours usually do take place on the date and at the time they are scheduled, on occasion they will be postponed in cases of high temperatures or high probability of rain, and an email sent out to that effect to all who have registered for the event. The nearest restrooms to this location are inside St. Paul's Chapel itself, all the way to the back. Please be sure to "take care of things" before the start of the tour!

in front of St. Paul's Chapel

Broadway & Fulton St · New York, NY


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    Tired of going to the usual event at a bar and finding yourself with nothing to say--because there's nothing in particular to talk about at just a plain old bar??

    Then come on a "Friendly Native New Yorker" Walking Tour!

    See the city, learn some fun local history, and meet some new people, all at the same time.

    Add a little urban adventure to your weekend by coming along with us.

    Native New Yorker Linda is a licensed New York City tour guide (star rated by the Department of Consumer Affairs), has been a docent/educator at both The Merchants House Museum and the Fraunces Tavern Museum, and has led private tours for The Cooper Union, Bronx Community College, Hostos Community College, New York City College of Technology, and Saint Francis College, and as well as for the Municipal Arts Society's Jane's Walks, the Northwest Queens Paranormal Research Group, Asian Men/Black Women Connections, and the Society for Eighteenth-Century Music.

    All tours are 2-2.5 hours long and cost $20 per person, $15 for seniors 65 or older, with proof of age. Sorry, please do not bring dogs or minor children age 17 or below on the tours. No audio taping or video taping allowed.

    Check out our sister group for even more adventures: Great Places in Gotham ( ), for visiting museums in the city.

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