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The History of the Lower East Side

  • F Train Stop on East Broadway Manhattan (map)

The History of the Lower East Side: Immigration, Religion and Culture

Starting on East Broadway, and continuing on to the Henry Street Settlement, the “real” Chinatown under the Manhattan Bridge, and ending at Folly Square, this Jane’s Walk revolves around the cultural history of Lower Manhattan. Exploring 18th and 19th century history, Jane’s Walkers will learn of early Christian churches, Jewish immigration of the 19th-20th centuries, modern Buddhist temples, and sites of Puerto Rican influx in the 1960s and 70s.  

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

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

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

Event Start: F Train Stop on East Broadway

Event End: Folly Square

Host: Mark Herdter

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

Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks