Part 2 of a 3-part story about Isaac Van Amburgh, the Richmond Hill estate in Greenwich Village, and New York’s Zoological Institute in the Bowery
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Tags: Charlton Street, Greenwich Village History, Isaac Van Amburgh, New York History, Old New York, Richmond Hill mansion, Varick Street
Tags: Charlton Street, Greenwich Village, Isaac A. Van Amburgh, New York History, Richmond Hill mansion, Van Amburgh Menagerie, Varick Street
In the fall of 1833, Isaac Van Amburgh announced his plans to step into a cage occupied by a lion, a tiger, a leopard, and a panther at the Richmond Hill Theatre in Greenwich Village. Strong appeals were made for him to cancel this performance, but he would not back down.