UNION SQUARE

  A place of history, political expression, art, and theater as well as, four days a week, a farmer’s market where restaurant chefs go to procure fresh produce.  See the sites of Andy Warhol’s “factory”, Tammany Hall, Luchow’s restaurant, the Players Club,...

MANHATTAN’S COLONIAL ROADS

Walk out of town, to today’s 23rd Street, as folks did 200 years ago. Pictures and maps will show you exactly what you would have seen as you strolled up Pearl Street and the Bowery Lane past farms, ponds, hills and windmills. Where: Meet at Fraunces Tavern®, Pearl St. at Broad St., downtown. Whitehall N and R subway stop. $20, $15 for those over 65. Three hours, with a rest stop NONE SCHEDULED FOR 2017.  AVAILABLE ON...

HOW NEW YORKERS RE-INVENTED CHRISTMAS

  Yes, Christmas as we know it was largely started here, in the 19th Century. Find out how, where, and why.  See where Virginia’s letter was answered, and where Washington Irving introduced Americans to Santa Claus and mistletoe.  See where “Do not open till Christmas” was invented, and “23 shopping days till Christmas,” and meet Dickens’ Wandering Spirits. Where: Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Wall St. Two and 1/2 hours tour, starts at 11:00 Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and...

NEWSPAPER ROW

Circa 1900, Park Row was Newspaper Row. Hearst, Pulitzer, Poe, Dickens and the dreaded Five Points slum (as seen in the Martin Scorsese movie “Gangs of New York”). New York’s oldest surviving skyscrapers. Meet on the northeast corner of Broadway and Fulton St., downtown. ...

ELY JACQUES KAHN’S ART DECO NEW YORK

  Ely Jacques Kahn, more than any other single architect, gave New York the Art Deco skyscraper look we know and love today. Where: Meet on the southwest corner of 7th Avenue and 45th St., in the heart of Times Square. Three hours, with a break, starts at 11:00 AM Saturday, April 29 Saturday, September...