Down the Bridle Path: Exploring the Vestiges of Greenwich Village’s Equine Past.

With Gregory Dietrich of Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting.

This will be an Online Lecture on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6 p. m.

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For centuries New Yorkers relied on horses to transport them uptown, downtown, crosstown, and beyond, often retracing the paths created by the Native Americans on horseback who came before them. However, nearly all of the city’s equine culture has been forgotten, supplanted by a cacophony of cars, trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. And yet this history is not only present, but especially palpable in Greenwich Village, which still offers vestiges of the City’s equine past through its former horsewalks, stables, and mews. Join architectural historian, Gregory Dietrich, as he takes you down the bridle path of this all but forgotten, yet tangible, legacy of Village horse culture.

Gregory Dietrich is a graduate of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation and Real Estate Development programs, He has been working in the field of Historic Preservation for over twenty years. Since 2009 he has been the sole proprietor of Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting, where he has completed historic architectural investigations, National Register Nominations, historic tax credit and grant applications, preservation planning and policy studies, and cultural resource studies.

In addition to his consulting work, he served as an adjunct professor at FIT between 2008 and 2018, and currently teaches a seminar within the Urban Design and Architecture Studies Program at NYU. In addition to teaching, Mr. Dietrich is regularly engaged as a guest speaker, tour guide, moderator and panelist on a wide variety of preservation topics. For more information, please visit Gregory Dietrich Preservation Consulting.

Suggested donation:$15 General Admission; $10 General Society Members and Senior Citizens; $5 Students.

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