‘The Upper West Side, Part II: 59th-84th Street’ Webinar
“They do not call it ‘New York’ for nothing” said a real estate developer once upon a time.
Neighborhoods constantly change and evolve. And no New York City neighborhood has seen more transformation than Manhattan’s Upper West Side, thanks in part to one of the most famous streets in the world to running right through it: Broadway. This is the multi-part story of how the Upper West Side transformed from a rural landscape to one of NYC’s most desirable neighborhoods in under a century, and the drama and scandals it had along the way.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the secrets of the Upper West Side, one of the most desirable and influential neighborhoods in New York City that is steeped in entertainment, crime, and history.
Led by NYC Tour Guide and Upper West Side resident Gary Dennis, Part II of this digital showcase of the Upper West Side — between 59th and 84th Sts along Broadway — will include:
- The importance of Broadway, and its evolution from a dirt path to one of the most famous street in the world
- How a mile-long stretch along a single street contained so much crime, entertainment, and history
- Famous landmarks in the neighborhood, including a controversial one that was originally a gift from the Italian American community
- Historic buildings and figures from yesteryears, from the once-upon-a-time largest hotel in NYC to Edgar Allan Poe
- The story behind the replacement of an entire neighborhood to make way for an arts center
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Gary — any and all questions about the Upper West Side are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
“I am a native New Yorker, NY subway aficionado, and product of an insanely competitive family of “know it alls”. My parents, younger brothers, and I all love New York City history, and to get some parental attention I had to be historically correct and entertaining at the same time.
“I love this city and all its peculiarities, and I love sharing it with newcomers, returning visitors or native New Yorkers— I’ll tell you these and other fascinating things you never knew about this amazing place I call home because ‘there are 8 million stories in the naked city’ and I will share with you as many as possible.”
“Gary’s knowledge was incredible. I learned a great deal about an area I didn’t know much about before.” -Patricia
“Super knowledgeable. And funny! In that New Yorker way.” -Jessica
“Gary covered such an amazing amount of material – his tours are always so thorough & full of fascinating history, personalities & facts – this was a great presentation!” -Mary
“I liked the photos, footage, Gary’s amazing, unhesitating stream of information. It just flows so enthusiastically and spontaneously. He is a treasure in himself!” -Elizabeth
“I liked Gary’s stories and history and humor. He has a mind like an encyclopedia! Lots of inside stories too because I understand he grew up there. Great guide!” -Sharon
“Gary is awesome, I’ve seen a bunch of your webinars and this has been my favorite” -Seth
“The speaker is INCREDIBLY knowledgable of the neighborhood, a lot of personal connections/stories, and is very personable.” -Javier
“I love NYC history, Gary had a wealth of information, a great sense of humor and is an authentic New Yorker” -Michelle
“Terrific detail and great stories. I like the presenters humor and energy too. Cool that he lived there also and grew up there. Had good stories about that.” -Sharon
“Wow, just incredible. Covered history, people, theaters, railroads, the L, subways and more. All fields I love!” -StephenBuy tickets/get more info now