INFINITE CITY is a series of walking tours exploring New York City in endless detail. This is the fifth tour in the series.
On this twenty-minute tour, we'll walk two loops around a block in the Gramercy Park neighborhood. Each successive trip around the block reveals another layer of information about the people, buildings and trees surrounding you. On the first loop, you’ll hear about the unique history of this block and how it became a private park and an enclave for the wealthy. You’ll hear about the people that have lived here too. Then, on the second loop, we'll explore its extravagant architecture, and the trees that characterize this area.
Join us on a walking tour unlike any other where, by putting this city block under a microscope, you'll learn about:
• New York’s only private park
• The earliest elevator in the city
• The first luxury apartments
• Quakers and the underground railroad
Each tour in the INFINITE CITY series is an accumulation of a particular place’s memories and an obsessive compendium of its often overlooked minutiae. Keep a look out for more tours in the series on VoiceMap’s app soon!