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August 13th an NYC Walking Tour through History

Posted: Aug 12, 2013 | 9:20 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1851:  Ethical Culture Society and pioneer of humanistic Judaism, Columbia University's Felix Adler born in Germany. 

We see the Ethical Culture society on Upper West Side tours.

1912:  Columbia's
Salvador Luria who won the Biology Nobel Prize winning biologist in 1969, born in Italy.  He died 2/6/1991.

1942:  Disney's "Bambi" premiered at Radio City Music Hall.

We see Radio City Music Hall on Rockefeller Center tours.

1944:  Beat figure Lucien Carr killed David Kammerer.  NYC born and Columbia student, Carr introduced Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs before killing his sometime friend and consistent stalker Kammerer in Riverside Park near the campus.  His Beat circle convinced him to turn himself in after which he was convicted of manslaughter.  Carr is the father of novelist Caleb Carr, who was not close with his father.

We visit Columbia on Uptown tours, Columbia Tours, and Beat New York tours.

1975:  Bruce Springsteen starts a five day run at the Bottom Line in Greenwich Village.  Within a few months he will grace the covers of Time and Newsweek magazines.

We visit Greenwich Village on Greenwich Village Walking tours exploring pop musical heritage.

1995:  Yankee slugger Mickey Mantle died of cancer.


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