Lower East Side Food Walkabout - 92Y, New York

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Lower East Side Food Walkabout

Susan Birnbaum

From Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie (“farm” in Dutch) to the Lower East Side immigrants to the hippie ’60s and ’70s to Alphabet City’s renowned restaurants — the East Village has undergone tremendous changes over the decades.

NYC neighborhoods are always changing – it is part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German, Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters. Experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course the food! As we wend our way through this ever-changing enclave you will experience many "offbeat" surprises – "the healthiest block in NYC," "little Japan," home of the Yiddish theatre that later was known for the famous punk rock scene, neighborhood gardens, the memorial to the Slocum Disaster and more. We will taste along the way. Tastes will include traditional fare and the newest trends as we sample savory treats, international fare and farm fresh goods. Tour is 2.5-3 hrs.

Pre-registration for all tours is required at least 24 hrs in advance. Attendees will be emailed details of the tour — with specific meeting location and additional directions 24 hrs in advance of the tour. All tours happen rain or shine.


Susan Birnbaum

Susan Birnbaum a native New Yorker obsessed with its history and food and is owner of SusanSez NYC Walkabouts. She is licensed as a Sightseeing Guide by the City of New York and an active member of the Guides Association of New York City.

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