Walking Tour of Medical Heritage Sites: Downtown
Where: The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 Fifth Ave.
212-822-7200 Price: $25
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Starting near NYU’s newest hospital building, the walking tour will head south to view numerous sites along a section of the historic “bedpan alley” neighborhood, including the former Lying in Hospital (now the Rutherford Building), beautifully restored New Deal murals in Bellevue hospital, a horse-drawn ambulance from the 1890s, and the German Dispensary. For the hardy, an optional extension will continue to the West Village to see NYC’s oldest surviving medical building, the Northern Dispensary. An illustrated lecture on the architectural history of medicine in New York City taking place on May 11 is a recommended complement to this tour, but not required.
Participants will be on their feet for approximately 90 minutes, should wear sturdy close-toed shoes and are required to bring an active metrocard. Participants may also wish to bring a bottle of water. The tour group will meet in front of the NYU Medical Center, 550 1st Avenue, mid-way between 30th and 33rd streets.Buy tickets/get more info now