How 200 Years of Death in Greenwich Village Changed America
A hospital that treated Titanic survivors, a sweatshop fire that shocked the nation, the house of an American Vice President indicted for murder in two states — these are the true stories of how death in Greenwich Village has impacted New York City and beyond throughout the past 200 years.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the theme of death in the small Manhattan neighborhood of Greenwich Village, and how tragic events throughout its past have led to progressive laws and reforms that remain in effect until this very day.
Led by neighborhood experts Kyle Sallee & Marci Fine, our unique experience will include:
- A look at Washington Square Park’s darker history, from a site of public executions to a neighborhood dueling ground
- A visit to the former residence-turned-apartment building of Mark Twain, and how it earned the nickname “House of Death” after a highly-publicized murder trial in 1987
- A walk past the former Triangle Shirtwaist Company, the site of one of NYC’s deadliest fires, and discussion around how it marked a turning point in labor union and worker rights throughout America
- Stops at abandoned buildings, touching memorials, and forgotten cemeteries
Afterward, join Kyle and Marci at a local restaurant in the area where food & drinks will be available for purchase!
See you there!
*Please bring a comfortable pair of shoes as we’ll be doing a lot of walking.
Rectory, Church of the Ascension (Outside)
7 West 10th Street
New York, NY 10011