'New York's NoHo: Neighborhood Birthplace of the Gilded Age' Webinar
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Before “Billionaire’s Row" and the mansions of Fifth Avenue, New York’s wealthiest and most influential families came together to reside in a small neighborhood just north of the city's hustle and bustle. This is the story of how a rural tract on the island of Manhattan transformed into an enclave for New York's most elite families almost overnight.
Join New York Adventure Club as we explore the Manhattan neighborhood of NoHo ("North of Houston Street") — formerly known as Lafayette Place, this small neighborhood north of Houston Street and east of Greenwich Village was New York's most exclusive neighborhood before the Civil War, where the city's powerful "old money" families got their start.
Led by writer, lecturer, and licensed NYC tour guide Carl Raymond, our digital showcase of NoHo and its stories of greed and glamour will include:
-How NoHo resident John Jacob Astor launched his extraordinary real estate empire from nothing, and died the richest man in America
- The early years of Caroline Schermerhorn Astor , and how she became the undisputed leader of New York's social scene
- A look at some of the neighborhood's architectural gems , including Colonnade Row (formerly La Grange Terrace), The Public Theatre (formerly the Astor Library), and the former cast iron home of A.T. Stewart Dry Goods Store
-The greatest unsolved M**der of 19th century New York (can you help crack the case?)
-A virtual peek at the fascinating — and possibly haunted — Merchant's House Museum, New York's most intact private home from the 1830s
Afterward, we'll have a Q&A session with Carl — any and all questions about NoHo and the Gilded Age are welcomed and encouraged!
Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually!
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Carl Raymond is a licensed New York City tour guide, food historian, writer, and museum educator. He has worked at the Merchant's House Museum as well as King Manor Museum in education and programming. Carl has lectured for the Royal Oak Foundation, Merchant's House Museum, National Arts Club, Metropolitan Opera Guild, St. George's Society, Historic Royal Palaces and the English Speaking Union. He was a contributing writer on SAVORING GOTHAM: A Food Lover's Companion to New York City, ed. Andrew Smith (Oxford University Press) and is at work on his own book, A Culinary History of the Gilded Age.
"Excellent presentation with fascinating, engaging stories. I look forward to attending other talks by Carl." -Adrienne
"Interesting history and facts about the area, architecture, and people." -Sari
"I liked the presenter’s enthusiasm and knowledge of subject, range of information presented" -Christopher
"Subject matter: Noho, birthplace of NY's gilded age, the extensive coverage of Carl Raymond's excellent presentation, Carl's knowledge, charm, and zest for his subject." -Laura
"Extensive knowledge and detail. And his presentation is so animated." -Kathleen
"It was chocked full of information, presented in an interesting way---entertaining and learned a lot" -Carole
"Really like this guy's presentation style. have been on other webinars he has given. keeps it lively and interesting. very knowledgeable" -Noelle
"Very knowledgeable speaker and interesting pictures" -Jeanne
"Carl’s passion and Knowledge. He rocks!" -Linda
"Carl really knows how to tell a story that is so lively and engaging. Top 5 of all your speakers." -Barry
"Carl is informative and entertaining. He brings history to life. I also saw Dining with Jane Austen this week with Carl. He's a keeper!" -Diane
"Carl is always well prepared and a pleasure to listen to." -Mike
"I liked the history of some of the familiar names, before and after photographs, his obvious pleasure in sharing his great knowledge !!!" -Judith
"It was evident the guide had tremendous enthusiasm for the topic; this spilled over into the presentation and thus it was most enjoyable." -Andasia
"Carl is great. I recommend any talks he gives. He is so knowledgeable and passionate about NY history." -Noelle
"Presenter was very easy to listen to. Seems to have a following and rightly so." -Jackie
"It offered an excellent introduction to NoHo. I hope to remember what was said the next time I get to walk through that part of NYC." -Nelson
"Well presented with plenty of information that is of interest to me." -Elizabeth
"Speaker knowledgeable and entertaining. Good mix of facts and interesting stories. Kept my attention throughout." -Geraldine
"Presenter knew the subject and presented it in a professional yet conversational way. A good fix’ for someone like me who lives in upstate NY and misses The City!" -Betsy
"Excellent content, very well presented. Interesting slides. Good mix of architectural and other content. I live on the edge of NOHO and was interested to see familiar things in context and discover new ones. And the price is affordable, which is much appreciated. Thank you!" -Ethel
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