Dorothy Parker’s Upper West Side

book-online-red-smallOne of New York’s greatest personalities was poet and author Dorothy Parker (1893-1967). She helped launch The New Yorker, was Broadway’s first female drama critic, and was a peerless wit. (Parker wrote “Men seldon make passes/At girls who wear glasses”).

Visit Parker’s neighborhood and walk in her footsteps to her former apartments, haunts, school, and more.

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Young Dorothy Rothschild went to a Roman Catholic elementary school here on the Upper West Side.

See one of the most beautiful and historic neighborhoods through the eyes of a young Dorothy Parker. You will see:
* Her childhood homes & beautiful apartments, still standing;
* Visit Riverside Park, where Parker walked her beloved dogs;
* See where her famous neighbors Babe Ruth & Flo Ziegfeld lived;
* Take photos of stunning architecture.
* Learn about the history of the Upper West Side, its architecture and development, all tied into the life of Parker. See more than a dozen locations tied to her, as well as see scores of local landmarks, architectural gems, and historic sites.

The tour begins in the Upper West Side Historic District. The Parker walking tour (20 blocks) takes in Riverside Park, Broadway, literary landmarks and architectural highlights.

The guide is Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, author of A Journey into Dorothy Parker’s New York (Roaring Forties Press), The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide (Globe Pequot Press), Under the Table: A Dorothy Parker Cocktail Guide (Lyons Press), and editor of Dorothy Parker Complete Broadway, 1918-1923 (Donald Books). In 1999 he and his friends founded the Dorothy Parker Society.