From Yiddish to Chinese and Beyond: A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in Chinatown

Thursday, July 10, 6:00PM (WALKING TOUR)Seward Park Branch, exterior, west façade, 2010 (HDC)

Visit two of the busiest Carnegie libraries in the New York Public Library system as well as other sites of interest between and near them, including one of the oldest graveyards in New York, Al Smith’s childhood home, and Knickerbocker Village, a forerunner of later urban renewal projects. The tour, led by John Bacon, HDC board member and Director of Planned Giving at The New York Public Library, will start at the McKim, Mead and White-designed Chatham Square Library and conclude at the Seward Park Library, which became a New York City landmark in 2013.

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