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Walking Broadway Virtual Tour - Shared screen with speaker view
Louis K
40:04
2. Will the tour be available on the internet and if so what will the link be?
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
40:12
We will record.
Susan Horwich
41:17
by default it identifies you in the chat.
Veronica2
41:17
Mr. Engel we can see your name when you leave a comment.
Veronica2
42:01
Yes we will be recording the Talk
Louis K
48:44
Is the Customs House interior landmarked?
Blanche Christerson
51:15
Was another church there before Trinity (to go with the cemetery)?
Bahrtender
51:52
Yes, two
arlenkane
52:40
What year was One Wall built?
Bahrtender
53:17
1931
arlenkane
53:28
TY
Frank Montaturo
56:00
The Rotunda really references the Pantheon…wouldn’t you say?
arlenkane
58:01
Agree and arches and design of columns Moorish
Louis K
58:13
The difference between a RR Terminal and Station: Terminal refer to the end of the line. There is some question that today because of the East Side Access program whether GC should still be called a terminal
John Ragusa
59:28
James Bogardus was the "innovator" of using cast iron for buildings and had a lucrative business during this time.
Hardy Phippen
01:00:50
Complete with the word elevator molded over an entryway where it was.
Hardy Phippen
01:01:52
Recently out of business Brooks Bros
Doug Jarvis
01:02:36
Not out of business yet
Bruce MacIntyre
01:03:27
Aren't the former Wanamaker's Dept. Store buildings just south of Grace Church?
Hardy Phippen
01:03:45
North of Grace
Bill Stackhouse
01:03:49
North of Grace
Debbie Kinzer/Craig Morrison
01:05:08
Wanamaker's is between 8th and 9th treets
Meaghan Leahy
01:09:05
I work for Macmillan Publishers and we recently moved out of the Flatiron Building. We were the sole office tenant for some time. It's *much* nicer on the outside than the inside...but, of course, I still miss it! Shout out to the 8th floor.
Bruce MacIntyre
01:09:24
Why did men say "23 skee-doo"?
John Ragusa
01:10:09
The police would say that to break up the crowd of men who would watch women's dresses flare up from the grates of the subway when a train passed.
arlenkane
01:10:17
23 Skidoo - Police shooing men from the corner where the winds blew up ladies skirts (obviously later than 1901!)
Rona
01:10:41
Because the wind would blow up the women's skirts and their ankles were visible and that was pretty racy.
Karen Madden
01:10:47
Still a very windy corner!!!
Hardy Phippen
01:12:58
Just inside the caryatid doorway is a memorial to Isadore Straus and his wife Ida who died in the Titanic
Louis K
01:15:03
The story is that Ida was offered a place in a life boat and refused to go without her husband. Do we still have such devotion todayl?
Frank Montaturo
01:15:29
Vis a vis the owl…and Minerva…Etruscan…but the Greek Athena…whose symbol was an owl
Bill Stackhouse
01:16:17
When possible later please explain why many of the garnet buildings have various setbacks. Thanks
Bruce MacIntyre
01:16:48
Knickerbocker Hotel was almost next-door to The Met Opera!
Louis K
01:18:58
First Longacre Square and in 1908 Times square:
Louis K
01:19:03
https://untappedcities.com/2015/04/08/today-in-nyc-history-in-1904-longacre-square-renamed-times-square/
John Ragusa
01:23:09
Calvert Vaux was very much against using statues and other fancy ornaments to the entrance of Central Park
julie hatterer
01:23:26
are statues landmarked and how does that impact calls to take certain ones down, e.g. the statue of Columbus?
lore monnig
01:23:39
240 central park south
Louis K
01:25:24
During the WWII period kids would throw snow balls through the open trolley car doors with the object of seeing if they could be curved into the interior to hit passengers. The really nasty kids would put a small rock into their snowballs.
Steven Parker
01:27:11
What is Bloomingdale Road?
Louis K
01:28:04
Verdi Park at the Subway station on 72nd St during the 70's was a hangout for druggies. See the move: 'Panic at Needle Park' https://www.google.com/search?gs_ssp=eJzj4tTP1TewqLCwNDFg9BIpSMzLTFbIzFPIS01NyUlVKEgsygYAn5EKUA&q=panic+in+needle+park&oq=panic+in&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j46l3j0j46j0.7794j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
Jeffrey Bernard
01:28:40
Needle Park.
arlenkane
01:29:12
The story goes that the children erected it there because the site was visible from the apartment their parents’ occupied.
Marilyn
01:31:38
How long would it take to walk the entire route? How many days for a leisurely walk?
Jennifer Egan
01:32:28
How is it that the Ford building south of Columbus Circle was never landmarked?
Louis K
01:32:51
The new Columbia campus at 125th was the scene of much local community opposition to the expansion plans. At turn of the 20th Century at 125 bargees would bring in milk from NJ & Upstate for distribution throughout NYC
arlenkane
01:33:27
There was a subway station at 91st Street - signs of it are still visible in the tunnel.
Bruce MacIntyre
01:33:38
Wonderful Art Nouveau decorations!
iPad (2)
01:34:10
Great tour!!!
Louis K
01:35:07
That 91st Station is accessible (but not easy however) as the graffiti in the station bears witness
Eve Oster
01:35:12
just added William's book to my Amazon wish list
jeromekaplan
01:35:42
very well done
Dennis Lieberson
01:35:51
it's not accessible from 91st st. only via the tunnel.
James bussel
01:36:21
Wonderful Sorolla in the Hispanic society
Veronica2
01:36:30
The Hispanic Society has a magnificent collection of Goya and the plaza statues are amazing!
arlenkane
01:38:13
My family ran the concessions there in the 1950’s - terrific dance bands.
Bruce MacIntyre
01:38:57
Those theaters were of the "atmospheric" category of movie palaces.
arlenkane
01:39:12
Marvelous photos
Louis K
01:39:46
Until the 1980's 96th Street was the demographic dividing line between the more affluent & artistic west siders (basically white/jewish/college educated) to the South vs the more impoverished (black/latino/minorities generally) in the north.
Dennis Lieberson
01:40:40
that's more true on the east side. on the west side, it was middle class until Columbia.
Louis K
01:42:58
I lived for a few years at 95th/Bdway-West End and I would never go north either East or West of Broadway at Dark. Amsterdam and Columbus were definitely not middle class when I lived there.
Bruce MacIntyre
01:43:29
Where is Carmanville located on B'way?
andre.m.spears@gmail.com
01:43:33
Thank you so much!!
Bahrtender
01:43:33
Thank you Mr Hennessey!
Bill Stackhouse
01:43:34
Well presented! Excellent. Thanks very much!
Doreen
01:43:37
Wonderful tour!
Methel
01:43:38
Can't wait to walk Broadway in person with all this wonderful information!
Frank Montaturo
01:43:42
Thank you!!
Rama Dadarkar
01:43:46
Wonderful tour - thank you!!
Helen Day
01:43:48
wonderful! thank you so much for a great tour!
arlenkane
01:43:53
Thank you!
Blanche Christerson
01:43:54
Thank you!
RAYMOND FORSYTHE
01:43:55
Wondeerful, Bill. Thank you!
angelika
01:44:00
Great tour! Thank you!
Anne Coen
01:44:05
Thank you! Very enjoyable!
Jennifer Egan
01:44:06
spectacular!!!!
Karen Madden
01:44:09
Wonderful can't wait to walk in person!
Robin Cohn
01:44:09
SO interesting. Thank you.
Pamella Harris
01:44:13
thank you, I have a new perspective of Broadway!
Yelena
01:44:16
Thank you for this tour. Marvelous
Marcy Davis
01:44:19
So wonderful. Thank you so much.
Diana Marino
01:44:21
Thank you so much!
Nancy Cochran
01:44:32
Wonderful Tour - Thank you so much!
Steve
01:44:42
Thank you for the wonderful tour.
annetteblaugrund
01:44:43
Bravo Bill. Wonderful tour.
David Ingraham
01:44:53
Thanks for a great tour
Edwin beaumont’s iPad
01:44:55
Beau would have loved this ! Thank you Pat
Tom Jenkins
01:45:04
Thanks so much, it was a great tour!
Dean Engel
01:45:08
You have a wonderful voice/manner. I enjoyed your tour. Will there be another? soon?
amykrakow
01:45:13
The murals in customs house are by Reginald Marsh. They are WPA murals.
ellen winkler
01:45:19
great tour Thank you 👍
connie
01:45:22
Wonderful, thank you so much!!!
amykrakow
01:45:29
Great tour!
nancybsherman
01:45:49
Thank you! Excellent tour! I am motivated to take the real walk now.
Louis K
01:45:52
During the 1940's the Jewish kids living along West End & RSD were periodically beset upon by Irish gangs coming West out of Amsterdam & Columbus tenenaments.
Roberta Fabiano
01:46:20
great tour! thank you!
Louis K
01:46:49
Yes I have done the entire route. Taking easy breaks for food etc.
Bill Stackhouse
01:46:52
In the book a big message is to “look up” which is so true. Surprised it wasn’t noted!
Mark B
01:46:57
Thank you!
Jennifer Egan
01:47:01
How is it that the Ford building is not landmarked?
Bruce MacIntyre
01:47:14
Why was it called Broadway?
julie hatterer
01:47:25
hi i asked about statues being landmarked and can they take them down if so?
Louis K
01:47:26
Is the old Studebaker Bldg landmarked?
Methel
01:47:30
Is it possible to get a copy of the information presented or do we have to rely on my notes and Google?!
Veronica2
01:47:58
Methel - the tour is being recorded and will be shared on our website
Steve
01:48:01
What is the name of your book?
kathleenwilson
01:48:18
Was Broadway Washington’s route for escaping the British?
C. Gray Wheeler
01:49:21
What a treat! Thank you for hosting, and I'll give your book out as Xmas gifts.
joyce
01:49:59
where is the only wooden building? you said but I missed it.
Maria Rychlicki
01:50:41
just bought the book on Amazon. It is discounted. Can't wait to receive it!
Veronica2
01:52:11
https://www.monacellipress.com/book/walking-broadway/
Alissa Catalano Sinagra
01:52:23
If you are interested in purchasing the book, please click the link here: https://www.monacellipress.com/book/walking-broadway/
Veronica2
01:52:28
click the link to buy the book and with a 20% discount
janet stark
01:52:29
thanks1
Deborah Heineman
01:52:32
There is another wooden building in Greenwich Village!
Louis K
01:52:35
Thank you
Bahrtender
01:52:37
Thank you Cheers