Downtown Manhattan Tour
The DOWNTOWN Tour will take us through Times Square, Fifth Avenue boutiques and Landmarks and into the unique neighborhood of Greenwich Village, literally “off the grid” of rigid Manhattan avenues and side-streets. Past Greenwich Village, into SoHo and TriBeCa, with cast-iron loft buildings now housing an affluent generation of New Yorkers. What was once off the grid is now one of the hottest spots in New York New York.
We will see The Municipal District and great examples of Beaux-Arts Architecture from the historic City Beautiful Movement of the late Nineteenth Century. We will proceed to The New York Financial District and The World Trade Center, The Memorial of 9/11, Battery Park viewing of a great statue in the Harbor celebrating the first hundred years of Liberty in America, a spectacular gift from our sympathetic and admiring friends in France.
Lower Manhattan, also called “Downtown” is an area generally defined as the area below 14th street, it has forever been known as a fun, happening place even before SoHo or Tribeca was popular, it was home to Greenwich Village. ‘The Village’ was home to musicians and artists going back almost 60 years It was immortalized by Petula Clark in her song ‘Downtown’ (1964) and again by Neil Young’s single ‘Downtown’ in 1995. In 1964 lyricist Tony Hatch wrote, "forget all your troubles, forget all your cares, and go Downtown". In that sense, nothing has changed, Let’s go downtown!