An eye opening, provocative tour that will have participants cheering the Dutch for inspiring our true foundations, boo-ing the English for treating New York as an ATM machine, re-evaluating Thomas Jefferson, thanking Alexander Hamilton for the city's skyscrapers, and celebrating forgotten heroes who saved New York from disaster.
New York and How It Got That Way:
Visionaries, Dreamers and Schemers and How They Shaped the Look and Outlook of Manhattan
An eye opening, provocative tour that will have participants
\xe2\x80\xa2 Cheering the Dutch for inspiring our true foundations
\xe2\x80\xa2 Boo-ing the English for treating New York as an ATM machine
\xe2\x80\xa2 Re-evaluating Thomas Jefferson
\xe2\x80\xa2 Thanking Alexander Hamilton for the city's skyscrapers
\xe2\x80\xa2 Celebrating forgotten heroes who saved New York from disaster
The Guides: Passionate about New York and its often improbable history
The Do-Good: A portion of each booking will be donated to Graham Windham, a children's service organization created in 1806 by Alexander Hamilton's widow, Elizabeth Schuyler-Hamilton, and friends
The Route: Battery Park \xe2\x9e\xa4 Wall Street \xe2\x9e\xa4 SoHo \xe2\x9e\xa4 Washington Square Park \xe2\x9e\xa4 Grand Central Terminal \xe2\x9e\xa4 Carnegie Hall \xe2\x9e\xa4 Central Park \xe2\x9e\xa4 Lincoln Center
Transportation: a Luxury coach with some easy walking
Who should take this tour?
\xe2\x80\xa2 Veteran New Yorkers
\xe2\x80\xa2 Newly minted New Yorkers
\xe2\x80\xa2 Tourists who want to know more than just the height of the Empire State Building (A before-you-go primer takes care of such essentials)
\xe2\x80\xa2 Corporations looking for a way to inspire employees with tales of persistence and grit that got New York to where it is today
\xe2\x80\xa2 Students, to encourage them to never give up their big ideas.
\xe2\x80\xa2 Teachers, to encourage students to think big
\xe2\x80\xa2 Or anyone looking for some surprising history or salacious gossip to share at the next dinner party.