Steven (unzeugmatic) wrote,
Steven
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NYC Walking Tour Update: This Could be Easy to Arrange

This took about 15 seconds. I Googled for walking tour, architecture, and New York City. Oh my gosh there's a lot.

This looks exactly like what I'm thinking of, for example:

http://www.nycwalk.com/

The theme of my neighborhood walking tours is to unite us with the past through history, architecture, pictures & stories. We explore Manhattan's many neighborhoods through its unique landmark skyscrapers, turn of the century mansions, brownstones, clubs, public building & historic districts. Many New York City or national landmarks with historic (Romanesque, Classical, Baroque, Queen Ann, Gothic, Renaissance) or anti-historic (Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern, Post Modern) styles of architecture are included. My specialized tours cross neighborhood boundaries and focus on various other themes such as: gargoyles, Jewish history, Irish history, Italian history and outdoor art / sculpture .

Actually there's plenty of similar sites.

This one is a much more sophisticated web site -- for Big Onion Walking Tours:

http://www.bigonion.com/description/index.html

There's dozens of appetizing tours, including one of Greenwich Village:

Stroll through New York's unique and legendary home to artists, writers and radicals, with a special emphasis on the history and architecture of this neighborhood. Stops include: the Jefferson Market Courthouse, the "hanging elm", the Stonewall Inn, and sites associated with Stanford White, Aaron Burr, Edith Wharton, e.e. cummings, and Thomas Paine.

That might be a little "touristy" (rather than literary/historica/academic), but maybe not.

There's a page of links to all sorts of walking tours:

http://gonyc.about.com/od/toursbr/New_York_City_Walking_Tours.htm

There's a "Foods of New York" series of tours!

http://www.foodsofny.com/

It goes on. And on and on. The research will be great fun for me. Maybe when I'm in NYC next month I'll take a tour myself, to check out one that looks promising.

Sudden uncharacteristic whine: I want to be rich and retired with all the time in the world to do this stuff in every city on the planet.
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