Yorkville – The Historic Manhattan Neighborhood You May Not Know
This Upper East Side neighborhood is one that is not often visited by tourist yet is rich in history. It is a residential community between 79th and 96th Streets, from Third Avenue to the East River.
The area was home to many immigrants from Germany as well as Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians in the early 20th century.
This tour begins and ends at the entrance to the new Second Avenue Subway. We’ll visit historic German establishments Heidelberg Restaurant, Schaller and Weber butchers and Glaser’s Bakery.
We’ll be seeing one of just six remaining wood frame houses in Manhattan, dating back to the 1860’s, the Henderson Place Historic District consisting of 32 Queen Anne style houses built in 1881-1882, Carl Schurz Park and Gracie Mansion as well as John Jay Park overlooking the East River.
The tour will also include stops at St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church from 1873, the Hungarian Baptist Church of 1916, Zion St. Mark’s Church built in 1888 and St Elizabeth’s of Hungary dating back to 1892.
In addition, we will walk the streets of the neighborhood and see newer additions to the Yorkville vicinity.
If interested, the tour can include stops at Heidelberg for a beer tasting or at Glaser’s for a taste of a Bavarian pastry.
Tour is approximately two hours.
Fee: $30 per person without tastings.