The Psychiatric History of New York Walking Tour

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  • 2.5 hr

Take an analytical stroll through the evolution of psychiatry on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Main Features: Find out about the journey of psychiatry from Central Europe to America. Learn about the madhouses of the metropolis. Discover the psychoanalytic explosion that occurred in New York City. Hear about the Sackler family’s beginnings in “valiumania.” Peer at the psychiatric islands of the East River, the homes of distinguished and disgraced doctors, the first American psychoanalytic society, and the offices, mansions, and townhouses of medical research and Freudian relations.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Purefinder New York

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Upper East Side

1.) John Finley Walk: East River vantage point to view Roosevelt and Wards Islands

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

2.) Yorkville Glockenspiel: South-west corner of 83rd St and York Ave (a mural nod to the German Yorkville neighborhood)

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

3.) New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute: 247 East 82nd St.

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

4.) East 80th St. Houses

Duration: 12 minutes

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5.) Example of "Central Park" Private Practice Psychiatry: 903 Park Ave.

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

6.) The Raleigh: Former home and psychiatric practice of Dr. Cornelia B. Wilbur

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

7.) Buckley School: East 74th St. between Park and Lexington Avenues

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

8.) 155 East 72nd St.

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

9.) Hunter College Baker Theatre Building: Formerly the Mount Sinai Dispensary, the Neurological Institute, and the Kennedy Child Study Center: 149-151 East 67TH St

Duration: 12 minutes

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10.) Park Avenue Armory: 643 Park Avenue

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Upper East Side

11.) Tillinghast House: 26 East 64th St., off Madison Ave.

Duration: 12 minutes

Stop At: Madison Avenue

12.) 15-17 East 62nd St., off Madison Ave.

Duration: 18 minutes
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