Other Side of Wall Street | Fall 2018
Other Side of Wall Street :: 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Length: 90 minutes | Saturdays
Time Period: 1609 to 1664
Black Gotham Experience | Core Stories
- Other Side of Wall Street
- Sarah's Fire
- Caesar's Rebellion
- Citizen Hope
- State of Mirrors
The first of five in the core stories of the Black Gotham Experience starts in 1643 with the beginning of a small town known as Land of the Blacks right outside the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam. By 1655, the Land of the Blacks was over twice the size of SoHo today and it continued to exist after the English take the island from the Dutch, making it the first free Black community in New York. This walking tour explains how this community started and how it continued to exist into the 18th century. Other Side of Wall Street concludes on the first day of British New York in September 1664.
Tours meet under the Arch in Washington Square Park in the West Village. Please arrive by 7:15 pm so we can begin promptly.
Train Access: A, C, E, B, D, F , M to West 4th