A Walking Tour of Historic Libraries in Chinatown- Pictures

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The tour went to 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, was led by John Bacon, HDC board member and Director of Planned Giving at The New York Public Library, it started at the McKim, Mead and White-designed Chatham Square Library and concluded at the Seward Park Library, which became a New York City landmark in 2013.