Even after Central Park had opened to the public, the area directly west of the park was barren and sparsely populated. Once considered fertile farmland, the area was, in many ways, the last frontier for development. This tour will look at how the area rapidly transformed into an upper middle class district. We'll look at famous apartments buildings, like the Dakota and Asonia, not-so-famous townhouses and monuments, and look at the role that Central Park's designers, Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted, had in shaping the area.
All registered guests will also receive a link on October 29 to a recording of the talk on Vimeo.