Scandalous Tales from Early 20th-Century Upper West Side & Harlem

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By the late Victorian era and into the 20th century, the Upper West Side and Harlem had developed at a rapid pace, becoming home to a variety of working class, well-to-do, and wealthy families. But as it turns out, not all of these residents were upstanding members of their community — it's time to explore the tales of the neighborhoods' most mischievous characters and their ill-deeds, from run-of-the-mill affairs of the heart to truly bizarre and scandalous crimes.

Join New York Adventure Club for a collection of six sensational, yet entertaining tales from New York City's Upper West Side and Harlem during the early 20th century.

Led by NYC Tour Guide Beth Goffe, our night of virtual storytelling will include:

  • The self-made brothel keeper who was hostess to luminaries such as members of the Algonquin Round Table
  • A descendent of an old Colonial family who resorted to tainted chowder to gain her inheritance
  • A "loving romance" that supposedly began with a splash of acid on the morning before the wedding day
  • The sad story of Alexander Hamilton’s great-grandson
  • The very public affair between a newspaper titan and his showgirl lover
  • Murder by a most unique form of lethal weapon

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Beth — any and all questions about these scandals are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week


"Loved it, learned so much. I would love this lady to do another one. Excellent speaker and storyteller with a wealth of knowledge." -Barry

"Knowledgeable presenter who was well prepared and told interesting stories. Beth also payed attention to people’s questions & comments." -Susan

"Beth was entertaining, educational, and organized. It was very easy to follow." -Meghan

"The presenter had an impressive depth of knowledge about the stories she told." -Margaret

"Genuinely interesting stories I didn't know, with some head-smacking revelations, as well as the lecturer's evident interest in them." -Martin

"Great story telling, kept it moving with movie clips, just the right amount of content" -Tatiana

"It was very interesting, well researched and a lot of fun. Loved the photos and the video clips too." -Ruth

"Great topic and knowledge! Enjoyed it." -Linda

"She really had my attention the entire time. funny, knowledgeable and has ease" -Cat

"Beth presented quite a lot of very interesting information in 90 minutes. She was incredibly prepared." -Laurie

"I liked the combination of articles and photographs along with the stories." -Candice

"It was so entertaining!" -Becky

"The speaker was very personable." -Jennifer

"Great stories told in a really engaging way." -Linda

"Great stories. Good content. Well presented." -Kristan

"Actual pics, informal presentation in a personable manner." -Zia

"The speaker showed many photos and pictures along with her stories telling." -Alice

"Interesting stories, delightful speaker." -Stephanie

"The enthusiasm with which the stories were shared and the pictures of the people and places the events happened." -Matthew


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