Learn About Astor Place with New York City Explorers
Fall is a wonderful time to be in New York City. Take advantage of the cooler climate by exploring all NYC has to offer! Saturday September 15, the Ottendorfer Library will proudly present the New York City Explorers. This wonderful duo will give a brief 30 minute lecture at the library before bringing you on a walking tour of historic Astor Place.
Ever wonder who this Astor fellow was and why his name is everywhere in New York? Astor parlayed his fur-trading fortune into diversified investments including New York real estate making him the richest man in the United States. Mr. Astor started a legacy of philanthropy in the US, creating the first trust that built the Astor Library, supported the arts, and helped less fortunate. Learn about about John Jacob Astor’s life and the wild history surrounding Astor Place from the Great Riot of Astor Place Opera House to the 20,000+ bodies still buried beneath Washington Square Park.
Call the Ottendorfer library at 212-674-0947 today to reserve your space!