Learn the criminal, religious, architectural, fashion and culinary history of one of the most important streets of NYC, Eldridge Street, on this special walking tour that ends with a wine and cheese reception. This is an evening tour, so you’ll avoid the blistering heat of the day.
Walk the length of Eldridge Street with an expert from The Museum at Eldridge Street, to discover tales of the immigrant experience, architectural triumphs, and the realization of the American Dream, alongside corruption and even murder.
The Eldridge After Hours Walking Touris tomorrow, Thursday, July 21, at 6:30PM. Tickets are $30.
- In keeping with the historic theme, see also our review of the Summer of Hamilton exhibit at the NY Historical Society.
Yes, murder, she wrote. The tour includes the site of a former prison, the first settlement house in the United States, the clothing supplier of notorious gangster Monk Eastman.
You’ll also learn the gruesome backstory to the man our street was named for: Lieutenant Joseph C. Eldridge, who fought in the War of 1812.
Today the stretch of Eldridge Street between Houston and Division bears traces of more than two centuries of New York City history, with brand new art galleries housed in 19th century tenements. Fashionable new restaurants are doors away from the first settlement house in America.
The block is home to a Buddhist temple, an Islamic center, several churches, two former synagogues that are now artist spaces, and the magnificent 1887 National Historic Landmark, the Eldridge Street Synagogue, where the tour ends with wine and refreshments in the majestic restored main sanctuary.