“I link your ordinary experience – what you see, hear and feel – with the history of New York, the nation and the world.”

Peter Laskowich: Historian, Lecturer and Guide


Since 1987 I’ve indulged my passion for New York by giving classes, lectures and tours of its history. Among those that have sponsored my appearances are the Museum of Natural History, the Gotham Center and New York University.

These presentations go beyond the usual who-what-where-when and into the why and how – simply illustrated, for example, by the bend in a road, shape of a building or site of a church. Nevertheless my role is not to load you with information: it’s to get a few inches of air between your feet and the ground. Maybe that happens once in a while.

I am a member of the bar, the former director of a Manhattan nonprofit, and the author of a coming book on the connections between the history of New York and that of baseball. 

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