What Happened to 4th Avenue?

During this 90+minute walking tour through Turn-of-the-Century New York City, we will explore what Walt Whitman called the “marvels of the age.” You’ll hear the story of the Waldorf Astoria, “The Grid Plan of 1811, where city meets society. You will get the answer to the question “what ever happened to Fourth Avenue?” and learn the true meaning of the word “skyscraper.” Henry James once described how the posh “hotel civilization” of this era “brought exclusiveness to the masses.” Follow me back to a time when “modern conveniences” such as indoor plumbing, electricity, and climate control belonged only to the privileged and the wealthy, and the privileged loved to show off their wealth in ever more extravagant ways.