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Manhattan’s Civic Center

  • City Hall Park Chambers St New York, NY United States (map)

Manhattan’s Civic Center: From the Dregs of Collect Pond to the Center of Urban Governing

This Jane’s Walk, covering Manhattan’s Civic Center, will be led by city insider, Linda Fisher, who has worked in Manhattan’s Civic Center for 40 years, and lived through, and researched its history. Encompassing the area from the southern end of City Hall park–the site of the city’s first penal institutions–to just below Canal Street (bordered by Broadway and Centre Street), the Walk will tell the story of the Civic Center’s development, and will include a lesson on the functions of the various courts, jails and government buildings.

*This walk will be happening on both May 5th, and May 6th

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Date: Sunday May 6, 2012
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Event Start/End: Chambers and Centre Street and Northern end of City Hall Park

Host: Linda Fisher

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.


Accessibility: Not Accessible – stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths