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OUR WALKS


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OUR WALKS


  New York is a city of walkers and there's no better way to see the city. These two hours tours are designed to get to the heart of what makes our neighborhoods and parks so unique from any other place in the world.

  Scroll below to check out our list of tours. If you're curious when another public walk for a certain tour is going on click the "Book Now" connected to that description. If you want to check out a listing of all upcoming walks please return to the home page and click the "Book Now" button there. 

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CENTRAL PARK


CENTRAL PARK


 Bigger than Monaco and with 58 miles of pathway it's pretty easy to get lost in Central Park. Hang out with us and we'll show you all the main features of Olmsted & Vaux's amazing park in this two hour tour. Expect androgynous angels, elm lined malls, and lots of beautiful scenery while we explore the green centerpiece of Manhattan.

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- Bethesda Terrace
- The Ramble
- Belvedere Castle
- The Mall
- Bow Bridge
- Angel of the Waters
- Literary Walk
- Columbus Circle
- Sheep Meadow
- The Lake and Boathouse
- Cleopatra's Needle
- The Great Lawn
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Delacorte Theater

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PROSPECT PARK


PROSPECT PARK


  After New York got a grand park, Brooklyn (a separate city at the time) decided they didn't want to be shown up. To build their own they hired the wonder team behind Central Park (Olmsted & Vaux) and told them to go crazy building another in the middle of Brooklyn. Long story short Prospect Park is the park they got to build with a lot less restrictions creating what a lot of people consider their masterpiece. On this walk we talk about the history of the park including hidden puppet theaters, mutated trees with poetic influences, and reminders of the Battle of Brooklyn.

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- Grand Army Plaza
- Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Arch
- The Long Meadow
- Vale of Cashmere
- The Camperdown Elm
- Oriental Plaza
- The Boathouse
- The Lake, Lullwater and Ravine
- The Nethermead and Midwood wooded areas
- Battle Pass
- Ambergill Falls

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GOVERNORS ISLAND


GOVERNORS ISLAND


 Bigger than Monaco and with 58 miles of pathway it's pretty easy to get lost in Central Park. Hang out with us and we'll show you all the main features of Olmsted & Vaux's amazing park in this two hour tour. Expect androgynous angels, elm lined malls, and lots of beautiful scenery while we explore the green jewel of Manhattan.

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- Bethesda Terrace
- The Ramble
- Belvedere Castle
- The Mall
- Bow Bridge
- Angel of the Waters
- Literary Walk
- Columbus Circle
- Sheep Meadow
- The Lake and Boathouse
- Cleopatra's Needle
- The Great Lawn
- Metropolitan Museum of Art
- Delacorte Theater

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GRAND CENTRAL AND MIDTOWN EAST


GRAND CENTRAL AND MIDTOWN EAST


 Walking from the Beaux-Arts grandeur of The New York Public Library to the sleekness of the Lever House we go up and all around Park Avenue to see some of New York's most impressive architectural giants. From giant globes to art deco rats to cavernous depictions of the constellations we check out the buildings and sights that have defined the tone of Midtown East for so many years.

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- New York Public Library
- Grand Central Terminal (exterior and interior)
- Chrysler Building
- Waldorf Astoria
- Seagram Building
- Lever House
- Chanin Building
- MetLife Building (old Pan Am Building)
- Daily News Building
- CitiCorp Building
- General Electric Building
- Park Avenue

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GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY


With great views, amazing architecture, and deep links to the 19th century, visiting Green-Wood Cemetery is an amazing way to step back into the past. As the final resting place for many New Yorkers this tour runs the gamut from Coney Island showmen to famous politicians to eccentric poets to Bowery Boys gang leaders and more. 

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- Highest Natural Point in Brooklyn
- Battle Hill and Statue of Minerva
- Flocks of Parrots (depending on their mood)
- The Main Gates
- The Green-Wood Chapel
- Over Two Dozen Historic Grave Sites Including ...
- DeWitt Clinton: Politician Extraordinaire
- McDonald Clarke: The "Mad Poet" of Broadway
- Leonard Bernstein: Composer
- John Matthews: The Soda Fountain King
- Do-Hum-Me: The "Indian Princess"
- William Poole (aka "Bill the Butcher"): Five Points Gang Leader
- And More!

 

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WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT


WALL STREET AND THE FINANCIAL DISTRICT


The Financial District is one of New York's oldest neighborhoods going all the way back to it's the Dutch beginnings. Walking around the skyscraper canyons that is Lower Manhattan we'll talk about Revolutionary War taverns, physics turned stockbrokers, terrorist bombings in the 1920s and see historic sites not only important to the city, but to the very beginnings of our country.

Highlights of the Tour:
(subject to change depending on accessibility)

- Wall Street
- St. Paul's Chapel
- Zuccotti Park
- Trinity Church
- Grave of Alexander Hamilton
- Inauguration site of George Washington
- Sites associated with J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, Victoria Woodhull and Andrew Carnegie
-  The Wall Street Bull
- Fraunces Tavern
- Federal Hall
- New York Stock Exchange
- History of New Amsterdam and Revolutionary War
- Bowling Green Park
- Stone Street