Forgotten Lower East Side
The "Forgotten Lower East Side" walking tour goes off the beaten path, exploring districts and aspects of our neighborhood most excursions overlook. Sure, we'll discuss the tenements and immigrant experience in detail, but we'll go beyond the familiar narrative and cover a thousand years of important history; from Native Americans to modern-day gentrification.
Utilizing generations of insight, rare maps, photos, documents, articles and oral histories not found elsewhere, LESHP digs deep into the neighborhood's forgotten history.
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Michael Zwack has lived on the Bowery for 37 years. As an internationally exhibited artist, Michael was part of a group in the 1970s designated "The Pictures Generation" by Metropolitan Museum curator Douglas Eklund. Michael is a veteran, licensed tour guide and active community member who is passionate about the history of the Lower East Side and New York City.
Eric Ferrara is founder and director of Lower East Side History Project, and author of several New York City history books including two new titles, Lower East Side: Then & Now & Lower East Side: Oral Histories. Ferrara has consulted numerous movie and television projects for HBO, Warner Brothers, National Geographic, History Chanel and many more. Learn more about Eric here.
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