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Historic Districts Council: Virtual Walking Tour of Audubon Park
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
6:00 p.m. EDT
In a special Six to Celebrate walking tour, long-time Audubon Park resident and HDC Board Adviser, Wayne Benjamin will interview Matthew Spady, historian and author of The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It. During the discussion Mr. Spady will examine the Washington Heights neighborhood of Audubon Park (the interlocking Audubon Terrace and Audubon Park Historic Districts) and how it might have looked very different from the way it does now if events at strategic moments had played out differently. Starting with the current footprint of the neighborhood and working backwards, he will explain how Audubon Park got its unusual shape and provide a history based on the streetscape.
The Neighborhood Manhattan Forgot: Audubon Park and the Families Who Shaped It