June 12th: Join Keith Taillon (@keithyorkcity) for a Brief History of New York City

Bowery Boys Talks at the Montauk Club presented by Bowery Boys Walks

Join Keith Taillon (@keithyorkcity) for a fascinating talk and presentation on the urban development of Manhattan. From New York’s origins in 1624 to the modernization of the city in the 1920s, this lecture takes you on a journey up the island of Manhattan as the city grew from a small outpost to the biggest city in the world.

Wednesday, June 12th at 7 pm – Sold Out
(email info@boweryboyswalks.com to be join the waitlist)
The Montauk Club in Park Slope, Brooklyn

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Using images and maps from New York history, Keith’s talk covers urban planning issues as well as key figures in the city’s growth from the Astors and Vanderbilts to Stanford White and Samuel Ruggles.

This talk will take place at the historic and beautiful Montauk Club, a Gilded Age gem established as a private club in 1889.

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Moving Uptown Talk Highlights:

  • The origins of the city from New Amsterdam to the Nation’s Capital
  • Vital infrastructure projects like the Erie Canal and Croton Aqueduct
  • How the city untangled the streets to create the 1811 Grid Plan
  • The stories of Washington Square, Union Square and Madison Square Parks
  • The emergence of Gilded Age Mansions along Fifth Avenue
  • The origins of early gentrification
  • How the city kept moving north to create the urban geography we have today


$30 per person

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Talk: Approximately 75 minutes including a Q&A and slide presentation
(Doors open at 6:30 pm, talk starts at 7 pm)


Venue: Montauk Club, 25 8th Ave, Brooklyn

Your Lecturer:

Born in Plattsburgh, New York, Keith Taillon has lived in Manhattan since 2010. Much of my spare time is consumed walking the city’s streets, studying its architecture, its structural configuration, and its deeply layered history. My greatest joy is helping others to see New York in a new way, learning to look up, look around, and appreciate this truly special place anew. You can find him at @keithyorkcity