This past fall I volunteered at the Striver’s Row Block Tours in Harlem. I helped set up and run the ticket booth, I gave tours of a few houses (including a history of the building and a couple notes on the architecture style), and I helped guide people from house to house.
This is the second year that I have been volunteering at the Striver’s Row Block Tours. These tours give people an insight into the little historic gems hidden in Harlem. People from all over the city, as well as New Jersey and Connecticut, come to the all-day event.
For me, the Block Tours are especially meaningful because I live in one of the Striver’s Row buildings. Each house has a unique interior, and sharing the interior of my own home as well as my neighbors’ was an honor.