Lower East Side Food Walkabout
Where: 92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave.
212-415-5500 Price: $65
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From Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie (“farm” in Dutch) to the Lower East Side immigrants to the hippie ’60s and ’70s to Alphabet City’s renowned restaurants — the East Village has undergone tremendous changes over the decades.
NYC neighborhoods are always changing – it is part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan’s East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course the food! As we wend our way through this ever-changing enclave you will experience many “offbeat” surprises – “the healthiest block in NYC,” “little Japan,” home of the Yiddish theatre that later was known for the famous punk rock scene, neighborhood gardens, the memorial to the Slocum Disaster and more. We will taste along the way. Tastes will include traditional fare and the newest trends as we sample savory treats, international fare and farm fresh goods. Tour is 2.5-3 hrs.Buy tickets/get more info now