City Hall Park and South Street Seaport Tour

City Hall Park and South Street Seaport Tour No one can miss a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge, day or night, but there are two areas close to it that get bypassed by most tourists: City Hall Park and South Street Seaport. City Hall was finished in 1812 and ever since, it’s the only City Hall building in the U.S. that has uninterruptedly been so till the present. There are many New York City landmarks and extraordinary new buildings surrounding the park. The park itself has a long history to talk about. Within a few blocks of the park, we’ll… Read More

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Relax and enjoy South Street Seaport day and night

South Street Seaport is a historic district of Manhattan. The Dutch, who founded New Amsterdam (eventually New York), established their first port here. In 1982 the area was turned into a delightful oasis, just below the Financial District and very close to the Brooklyn Bridge. It’s full of restaurants, pubs and shops along its pedestrian streets. An excellent area to visit for fine dining, drinking and music at night, with unique views of the BMW (the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges). Do not miss it on your visit to the city. We can tour that day and night! Please follow and… Read More

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Mmammamia! The Mmuseumm!

The smallest, but most precious, museum in New York City is uniquely called the Mmuseumm. It is located inside a freight elevator/lift. The exhibits are constantly changing and can be seen 24/7 through glass when the doors are not open. The Mmuseumm is located at 4 Cortlandt Street in Manhattan’s Tribeca neighborhood. Please leave a donation when visiting as this allows the museum to stay open. Ready to check out this one of a kind museum and the Tribeca neighborhood? We Can Tour That! wecantourthat.com Please follow and like us:

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What was a skyscraper in 1899?

So many buildings, so little time! Walking around the Financial District in Lower Manhattan anyone can be mesmerized by the old and new tall buildings and skyscrapers. In 1899, 15 Park Row, 29 stories tall, was considered a skyscraper. Nowadays it is one of so many tall buildings in the area, but it’s one of the oldest “skyscrapers”. Newspapers at the time detested it. Many architectural critics and journalists make a living by detesting new buildings. When the Twin Towers were finished, a reputable newspaper called them the boxes in which the Empire State and Chrysler Buildings were shipped in.… Read More

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Bowling Green Park – The Oldest Park in New York City

Bowling Green is the oldest park in New York City, dating back to 1733. It is located where Broadway begins, at the southern tip of Manhattan. Behold! In 1770, before it became a fenced-in park, the British erected a statue of King George III in Bowling Green. As soon as the Declaration of Independence was read in New York, the Sons of Liberty rushed to destroy the statue. The fence around the park was built so that the statue wouldn’t be desecrated, but it was. The 18th century fence is still there and the few remaining pieces of the statue… Read More

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Lower East Side Walking Tour

This former immigrant neighborhood is now a trendy shopping and nightlife district. See where old New York meets today’s city. The Lower East Side is a neighborhood that best embodies the history of immigration to New York.  Since the mid-19th century, Manhattan’s Lower East Side has welcomed people from all walks of life seeking their American dream. On this tour we will explore what life was like on the LES from the early days, to the tenements and finally to the gentrification taking place on the LES today. We will also have the chance to sample some of the local… Read More

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