Time: Two Hours
Distance: 20 Blocks
Meeting Point: Riverside Park, West 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (at Eleanor Roosevelt statue).
Ending Point: French Roast, 2340 Broadway (at West 85th Street)
The author, critic and with Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) grew up on the Upper West Side. This walking tour is a great way to see where Mrs. Parker and lived as well as experience one of New York’s greatest residential areas. Meet at Riverside Park, West 72nd Street and Riverside Drive (at Eleanor Roosevelt statue).
Private tours are available when no public tours are scheduled. Contact Kevin Fitzpatrick to arrange a charter tour for two to thirty people.
Visit Dorothy Parker’s neighborhood and walk in her footsteps to her former apartments, haunts, school, and more. See one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods through the eyes of a young Dorothy Parker. You will see:
* Her childhood homes & beautiful apartments, still standing;
* Visit Riverside Park, where Parker walked her beloved dogs;
* See where her famous neighbors Babe Ruth & Flo Ziegfeld lived;
* Take photos of stunning architecture.
* Learn about the history of the Upper West Side, its architecture and development, all tied into the life of Parker.
See more than a dozen locations tied to her, as well as see scores of local landmarks, architectural gems, and historic sites.
The tour begins in the Upper West Side Historic District. The tour takes in Riverside Park, Broadway, literary landmarks and architectural highlights.
Note: Wear comfortable shoes. Dress is smart casual. Dogs, strollers, and children are welcome. However, dogs are not allowed inside buildings unless they are service dogs.