As many times as I’ve given my lecture on nineteenth-century theater in Writing New York, I’ve almost never been able to pace it right to conclude as planned with the Astor Place Riots, which is probably how I came to write this post last year.

I’ll supplement my rushed conclusion from today, then, with a video from a blog I’ve only recently discovered, Little Bytes of the Big Apple, written by novelist Robert Westfield. His video episode on Astor Place’s history covers much of the ground I would have at the end of lecture today and also usefully illustrates a few places I mentioned, including Colonnade Row. Enjoy!