This was the most popular and beloved song of New York, entitled: “The Sidewalks Of New York.” At the turn of the last century, this song was known by all. No digital, no vinyl, no cassette – only Sheet Music for the home and Popular Culture, this was the ‘’anthem” of the City.
THIS IS THE BIG PICTURE – the only tour that will take you to the far corners, North and South of Manhattan Island, and so much in between – residential Neighborhoods, Squares & Circles, Iconic Districts, Parks large and small, Iconic Buildings, Museums…in the words of Carole King…”an ever-changing tapestry.”
Manhattan traces its origins to a trading post founded by Dutch colonists in 1624 on Lower Manhattan, the post was named New Amsterdam in 1626. Manhattan has been historically documented to have been purchased by Dutch colonists from Native Americans in 1626 for 60 ‘guilders’ (about $24 at the time). The territory and its surroundings came under English control in 1664 and were renamed New York after King Charles II of England granted the lands to his brother, the Duke of York. Did you know (?) New York City, served as the capital of the United States from 1785 until 1790. Well !
Our “little Island” (at only 14,000 acres, it is half the size of Disney World) North, South, East & West. If you want the big picture, an overview of “The Island At The Center Of The World” (title of historian Russell Shorto’s book) – then this is the tour for you.
Come and join us for a lively, historical and very special day.
A tour like no other…of a city like no other!