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Empire State Building

A must see for first timers, an icon of the city, built in miraculously thirteen and one half months, completed in 1931! But, it’s the story behind this edifice that makes it all come alive. Whose idea was it? Why was it built? Was it a profitable venture? We’ll delve into the incredible innovations that… Read more »

Times Square

Billboards at Times Square.

Most visitors enjoy Times Square while attending various theatre performances, shopping, or having a meal or enjoying numerous other attractions such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not or Madame Tussaud’s House of Wax, etc. Times Square can be a pass through or a short walk-about during your tour. A word of caution, do not purchase electronic… Read more »

Grand Central Terminal

It’s the largest terminal in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks and one of the only terminals with platforms on two levels. This massive 1913 neoclassic beaux arts edifice is a feat of engineering and aesthetic design that is truly most impressive, massive, majestic and spotless. This is the way terminals should be. Enjoy… Read more »

Fifth Avenue

Nothing in the world compares with the grandeur, elegance and bustle of our premier boulevard. From the “gold coast” to Museum Mile , Central Park, The Plaza, The Peninsula, The Met, Bergdorf’s, Tiffany’s , Trump Tower, Cartier’s, Harry Winston, The Apple Store, St. Patrick’s, Saks and Rockefeller Center. It’s a candy store for your eyes… Read more »

New Sliver Building On 8th Avenue

Sliver Building in New York City.

A 44-floor rental that is 18 feet wide illustrates the concept of “air rights”; that’s a New York City invention. The drama of this edifice provides evidence of the “air rights” concept and draws wonder. View the best example of how New Yorkers find solutions to problems, achieving success. Camera a must! Would you live… Read more »

Columbus Circle

Columbus Circle in New York City.

A new town square will impress you for many good reasons; The Sr. Norman Foster Hurst Building, a $500 million skyscraper literally built within a six story-surviving landmark. Hurst headquarters erected in 1929 did not prevent the construction of this beauty. The Time Warner Center, (2002) the nation’s largest mix-use building, most expensive home purchased… Read more »

The Dakota

The Dakota is New York’s first Luxury apartment building. What did Mr. Isaac Singer have do to with this building? Residents included Yul Brenner, Judy Garland, Leonard Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, John Lennon, Mark Twain, Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Rex Reed and Isadora Duncan and countless others. Take a virtual tour of an apartment; got a… Read more »

Central Park

Let’s take a short stroll into America’s 19th century artistic masterpiece. At 100th Street, perhaps the most natural and bucolic sector of the park, a place that matured to fulfill the vision of the park’s designers, Olmstead and Vaux. Our short presentation provides park history, themes, design; crime rates (don’t believe what you see on… Read more »

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Inside the Cathederal of St. John the Divine, New York City.

The world’s largest Gothic cathedral, site of Sir Elton John’s 60th birthday party, a short presentation of the history, architecture, role in the community, the fire in 2001 and tour of the interior highlights, the challenges of the construction, beauty of the stained glass windows. There are seven 55 foot columns, milled in Maine, standing… Read more »

Harlem

The Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

New York City’s largest neighborhood is rich in history, cultural significance and epic changes. We’ll venture down Striver’s Row and Astor Row. Let’s view the Apollo Theater and catch a glimpse of the Harlem of the future. The history of this fascinating historic neighborhood will break down your misconceived notions. What does the future hold… Read more »