Joyce Gold – Greenwich Village

(Please note: Events at the Lewis Davis Pavilion are temporarily cancelled.)
HISTORY IN ASPHALT — STREET PATTERNS OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

The streets of Greenwich Village can bring even seasoned New Yorkers to their knees. For them, and for anyone curious about how the meandering by-ways of Greenwich Village were carved into the island of Manhattan, this talk is the essential primer. Streets bend, diagonals come out of nowhere, roads stop for no good reason, and thoroughfares change direction. Such intersections as Waverly Place & Waverly Place, and W 4th Street& W 10th Street do little to help.

There are good reasons behind the confusion, but it takes some digging to uncover them. Joyce Gold will explain how topography, natural boundaries, Indian paths, and estate ownership carved the first convoluted pattern of roads. And she will also show the strange result of the city’s insisting upon connecting areas north and south of the Village.

 

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Joyce Gold – Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square

For 150 years, Washington Square has been home to many of the political, creative, and intellectual movements in city history. Its amazing female population accounts for much of that vitality. It has seen an unparalleled variety of women—working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant—including such renowned individuals as Mae West, Edith Wharton, Emma Goldman, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.

Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

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Joyce Gold – Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square

Joyce Gold is back for her fourth talk at Waterside with “Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square”!

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Joyce Gold – Creation of Central Park

New York City of the mid 19th century had largely ignored quality of life issues for its citizens. This omission had become so apparent that the city government arranged a competition for the design & creation of a great park. The winning design of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux transformed 843 acres into America’s first masterpiece of urban landscape design.

Joyce Gold has been giving walking tours in New York for 30 years. She is one of Manhattan’s longest serving independent full-time tour guides.Joyce received a B.A. in English literature from Queens College and an M.A. in Metropolitan Studies at New York University.

Her goal is to expand people’s understanding of how the city’s past is part of the present.

 

Register at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-creation-of-central-park-tickets-87634610479

Joyce Gold – The Creation of Central Park

Joyce Gold returns for her third talk at Waterside with the history of our city’s legendary park!

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