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On the Way to 911Memorial

Buildings on the Way to Ground Zero.

There’s much to see on the seven mile stretch of The Westside Highway on the way to the 911Memorial; Riverside Park, Riverside Drive, The Hudson River, The West Village, Hell’s Kitchen, The High Line, Chelsea Market , The Meatpacking District, The Viacom Building, Richard Meier’s triple beauties, Jean Novelle’s new masterpiece next to Frank Gehry’s… Read more »

World Trade Center

World Trade Center Transportation Hub, New York City.

We’ll stand before the memorial pools that sit on the footprints of the two fallen towers, hear a presentation of the symbolism, design features of “Reflecting Absence” the name of the reflecting pools. It’s an obligation to pay homage to our fallen and “pay our respects.” You’ll visit the survivor tree, a cherished symbol of… Read more »

The Statue of Liberty

Viewed from the Manhattan shoreline; the ferry round trip with usual lines takes upwards of three hours. See our second attachment for further detains. Enjoy a presentation of the history, art, construction and folklore of “the lady”. This iconic reminder of freedom from despotism and tyranny is a lasting symbol of what this nation stands… Read more »

The Meatpacking District

A spectacular example of neighborhood transformation from a butcher’s haven to the new trendy club life crowd featuring new hotels, restaurants, clubs, bars, Chelsea Market, boutiques and just the right playground for the young and beautiful and the rest of us! Perhaps the name should be changed to the “Pack Meeting District!” Let’s stroll on… Read more »

Brooklyn Heights

Building in Brooklyn Heights, New York.

Via the Brooklyn Bridge, ten minutes from Manhattan; it’s American’s first suburb, first landmark neighborhood with over 600 brownstones and town homes built before the Civil War. “The Heights” was home to Arthur Miller, Walt Whitman, and birthplace of Churchill’s mother. The views of Manhattan are breathtaking. Let’s check out nearby Williamsburg, Grand Army Plaza… Read more »

Wall Street

New York Stock Exchange building.

A short walk to view The New York Stock Exchange, exterior only, since 9/11. Federal Hall, now a museum, with a number of significant historic artifacts. George Washington was sworn in as our first president here and it’s the site of the signing of the Bill of Rights. Trinity Church and the famous sculpture, known… Read more »

The Brooklyn Bridge

Walking over the Brooklyn Bridge.

The icon of engineering and beauty in the 19th century! It was the tallest edifice on the continent connecting Brooklyn and Manhattan that forever changed both cities. The fascinating history, the tragedy and glory, the technology and characters that made it possible is yours to experience. We’ll take a ride over the bridge and venture… Read more »

The Village and SoHo

kids playing in fountain

Don’t miss these transformed neighborhoods; each with a story, a history that‘s fascinating, the real New York! Washington Square Park, the center of The Village; Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Pete Seeger, the literary crowd and the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement truly is the “Village” state of mind. Let’s stop by and see… Read more »

Jane’s Carousel

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn.

Jane, a woman of DUMBO (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) a Brooklyn neighborhood, spent over 20 years restoring an authentic American Carousel classic that she extracted from Youngstown, Ohio. It is magnificent! Located at the water’s edge between The Brooklyn Bridge and The Manhattan Bridge ensconced in a class cube designed by Jean Nouvel,… Read more »

Economy Candy Store

Established in 1937 and operated by 2nd & 3rd generation family members this is the place for the candy of days gone by; the paper strips with the color peel off dots, Black Jack, Beeman’s and Clove chewing gum. Do you remember Choward’s Scented Gum. They’ve got naughty bottles of pills; silly tin cans for… Read more »