Tenement Chic on THE UPPER EAST SIDE: An Ornamental Architecture Walking Tour
The Architecture of the Upper East Side evokes mini mansions and extravagant townhouses along the "Fifth Avenue Gold Coast." but it is the richly orneamented side street tenements that housed the working and middle class residents of the neighborhood.
Admire the beautiful botanicals, mythical beasts, garish grotesques and ornate cornices that richly adorn otherwise drab 19th century tenements on the Upper East Side.
Join urban historian Barry Feldman, our architectural specialist, as he shows us this ornamentation, and discusses the technology that allowed these innovations. Tour lasts approximately 2 hours