“It’ll be a great place if they ever finish it” – O. Henry
A department store becomes a graduate center for the City University of New York, and a Post Office is transformed into a train station— all on the miraculous 34th street. Like so many NYC neighborhoods, the 34th Street/Herald Square area has evolved from a theater district, to a tony residential neighborhood, to a shopping Mecca, and transportation hub– continuously reshaping itself, revitalizing neighborhoods and repurposing historical buildings. Travel 34th Street from 5th Avenue to 8th Avenue, with renowned travel guide Ginny Poleman to learn what came before the Empire State Building, to see how Farley Post Office was repurposed to accommodate Penn Station, and to see proof that history informs architecture.
Ginny Poleman is an educational guide for school tours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and a graduate of Cornell University. She writes articles for the blog ArtfulObserver.com.
|Time:||10:00 AM – 12:00 PM|
|Location:||New York City (Meetup Location Shared with Registered Students)|