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“I really appreciated Bill Weinberg’s history of Tompkins Square Park….The still-visible Olmstead landscape puts it in conversation with parks in other parts of Manhattan, or in other cities, for that matter. More importantly, retelling the history of struggle and resistance gives visitors a different way of looking at U. S. history – a Howard Zinn…

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SUNDAYS, 3:00 — Radical Alphabet City Tour

Come visit legendary historic sites where the community faced off with gentrification and financial power. Peek inside vibrant community gardens and legendary tenement buildings, Tompkins Square Park, the first community-based recycling center and the symbol of gentrification, The Christodora House.

SATURDAYS, 3:00 — Alphabet City Squats and Gardens Tour

The Lower East Side has the highest concentration of community gardens and squats of any neighborhood in the country. Come explore these cutting-edge, sustainable buildings and spaces on this one-of-a-kind, full-access walking tour.

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