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Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, History Tour and More!

Maid of the Mist, Cave of the Winds, History Tour and More! - Niagara Falls, United States
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Duration: 3 to 6 hours
Location: Niagara Falls, United States

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$75.99

This package includes 6 of the best activities in Niagara Falls! Start your day with the History, Mystery, Daredevils, and Rescues of Niagara Falls. This One-Hour walking tour will keep you entertained from beginning to end ... More info ›

This package includes 6 of the best activities in Niagara Falls! Start your day with the History, Mystery, Daredevils, and Rescues of Niagara Falls. This One-Hour walking tour will keep you entertained from beginning to end. Be guided through Niagara Falls as you hear the tales of yester years. This is a great way to get acquainted with the beautiful New York State Park and start your day on the right foot. Following your tour you will be granted express access to the Cave of the winds and will receive a pass for admission to the Maid of the Mist, Niagara Adventure Theater, Discovery Center, and Aquarium of Niagara to be enjoyed on your own.

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Pass By: Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY

With the highest rated guide in Niagara Falls, our tour begins on Goat Island by the Power Portal Archway (Located Near the Cave of the Winds and Parking Lot 2).

Stop At: Niagara Falls State Park, 332 Prospect St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1106

From here this tour will take you on a one hour narrated adventure around the Niagara Falls State Park, explaining the innovation, erosion, heroic rescues, and daredevil attempts that have taken place at Niagara Falls.

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Bridal Veil Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

In this hour we will get views of all three waterfalls that make up the Majestic Niagara Falls (Bridal Veil Falls, American Falls, and Horseshoe Falls) from Stedman's Bluff

Stop At: Cave of the Winds, Goat Island, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

. Once you are finished with your one hour tour, your guide will have your express access tickets to the Cave of the Winds ready so you can avoid waiting in the long line!

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Maid of the Mist, Prospect Point Niagara Reservation State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Ride the world famous Maid in the Mist with your Discovery Pass

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Niagara Adventure Theater, 1 Prospect Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1128

Admission included in with your Discovery Pass

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Niagara Falls Discovery Center, Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY 14303

Admission included in with your Discovery Pass

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Aquarium of Niagara, 701 Whirlpool St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301-1094

Admission included in with your Discovery Pass

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Niagara Scenic Trolley, 24 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14303-1104

One day hop on, hop off ticket included in with your Discovery Pass

Duration: 1 day

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Holdouts: A NYC Architecture Walking Tour

Holdouts: A NYC Architecture Walking Tour - New York, United States
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: New York, United States

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$30.00

This 2.5 hour walking tour around the Midtown Manhattan shows-and-tells the fascinating stories of holdouts—the intriguing side effect of Manhattan's pressure cooker real estate industry: when a property owner (or lease holder) refused to sell to a developer, forced them to rework their plans, and forever changed the city streetscape.

Stories, like the elderly lady who never knew any other home; or the poker player-like landlord who overplayed his hand; or the restauranteur whose long term lease (justifiably) demanded budget-busting sums, all add a human dimension to these transactional anomalies. And personal stories that were otherwise lost, are awesomely amplified by the everlasting impression left behind: seemingly ill-planned entrances for skyscrapers, odd shaped buildings, 20-story tall notches in office towers, are just some of the 16 examples of holdouts we'll see.

This tour is based on the book, Holdouts! By Alpern and Durst.

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Stop At: 875 3rd LLC, 875 Third Ave #7, New York, NY 10022, USA

We start in lower lobby of this distinctive building where we'll lay the groundwork for the tour, where we'll go and what we'll see ... More info ›

This 2.5 hour walking tour around the Midtown Manhattan shows-and-tells the fascinating stories of holdouts—the intriguing side effect of Manhattan's pressure cooker real estate industry: when a property owner (or lease holder) refused to sell to a developer, forced them to rework their plans, and forever changed the city streetscape.

Stories, like the elderly lady who never knew any other home; or the poker player-like landlord who overplayed his hand; or the restauranteur whose long term lease (justifiably) demanded budget-busting sums, all add a human dimension to these transactional anomalies. And personal stories that were otherwise lost, are awesomely amplified by the everlasting impression left behind: seemingly ill-planned entrances for skyscrapers, odd shaped buildings, 20-story tall notches in office towers, are just some of the 16 examples of holdouts we'll see.

This tour is based on the book, Holdouts! By Alpern and Durst.

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Stop At: 875 3rd LLC, 875 Third Ave #7, New York, NY 10022, USA

We start in lower lobby of this distinctive building where we'll lay the groundwork for the tour, where we'll go and what we'll see. The building itself is the result of holdouts, and our first subject.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Lipstick Building - Area Amenities, Lipstick Building, New York, NY 10022, USA

A fascinating ego building

Pass By: Citicorp Center, 601 Lexington Ave, New York City, NY 10022-4611

Not a holdout, but a fascinating story is associated with the construction of this building, whose main pillar supports are not in the corners, but in the middle of the side.

Stop At: Smith & Wollensky, 797 Third Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA

An old buggy whip factory, and a holdout.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Amster Yard, 211 E 49th St, New York City, NY 10017-1501

If this oases is open at the time of the tour, we stop in for a moment. A time capsule where histories clash and the city meets the suburbs - - a much earlier one!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Sparks Steak House, 210 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017, USA

This notorious site of a mob hit is next door to an interesting holdout.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington and 42nd St., New York City, NY 10174

Stunning views of this stunning landmark are had along here.

Pass By: United Nations Headquarters, 405 E 42nd St 1st Avenue, New York City, NY 10017-3507

We view the Secretariet Building down the block as we continue to pass and discuss holdouts and how they've influenced the streetscapes today.

Stop At: 42nd Street, New York City, NY

We end our downtown part of the walk at 42nd Street, where a single holdout survived history.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Grand Central Terminal, 89 E 42nd Street, New York City, NY 10017-5503

As we make our way to the west side and the uptown portion of the tour we will pass through Grand Central. While not associated with a any holdouts, a mini-tour of this iconic landmark is very possible.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: One Vanderbilt, 1 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, USA

This city-in-a-building was still under construction at this writing.

Stop At: Brooks Brothers, New York City, NY

This historic New York City institution had a holdout as a neighbor.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Bank of America Tower, 1 Bryant Park, New York, NY 10036, USA

We view this crystal shard-iceberg mashup of a building from the side

Pass By: The Roosevelt Hotel, 45 E 45th St, New York, NY 10017, USA

We pass by this sole survivor of Terminal City, from a time before air travel when Grand Central linked to three hotels to receive cross-country travelers.

We continue our tour passing fascinating ways holdouts have changed the look of the city.

Pass By: Diamond District, Ave of the Americas & W 47th St, New York City, NY 10036

Worth noting the block where $440 million in diamonds are traded daily. The entrance a block to the north as we cross Fifth Avenue is flanked by 12' diamond sculptures.

Stop At: Rockefeller Center, 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, USA

Rockefeller Center's rich history includes a number of interesting, thought provoking holdouts.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Papillon Bistro & Bar, 22 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022, USA

We end the tour here, one of the most compelling examples of a holdout, and is more appropriately a hold-IN. Here a restaurant proprietor negotiated additional square footage to expand his restaurant into the future skyscraper. You can enter the skyscraper today and stand within the walls of a 19th century brownstone.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Manhattan Unlocked Historical and Architectural Walking Tours, Times square New York, New York, New York City, NY 10036

Manhattan Unlocked Tours lets the built environment, that is, the architectural makeup of the streetscapes, tell the history of New York City.

Pass By: Seagram Building, 375 Park Ave S, New York City, NY 10016-8801

See the modernist masterpiece by Mies van der Rohe.

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Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour

Explore the Ruins of a Forgotten City in the Middle of Manhattan Walking Tour  - New York, United States
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: New York, United States

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$38.00

This 2.5-hour guided walking tour around Madison Square Park seeks out what's left to be found of the Gilded Age city, reading the architecture and decoding the street walls in a neighborhood that was once the city center.  Where the city came from (Soho), and where it moved to (Times Square, Museum Mile, and the shops of Fifth Avenue), is explained in short order. You’ll learn answers to questions you didn’t know you had about New York City, and leave with the deeply satisfying sense of understanding a city that author James Baldwin called 'spitefully incoherent'.

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Stop At: Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703

This walking tour looks at the Gilded Age that flourished in this neighborhood as a fashionable world class city center from the 1870s to the 1910s ... More info ›

This 2.5-hour guided walking tour around Madison Square Park seeks out what's left to be found of the Gilded Age city, reading the architecture and decoding the street walls in a neighborhood that was once the city center.  Where the city came from (Soho), and where it moved to (Times Square, Museum Mile, and the shops of Fifth Avenue), is explained in short order. You’ll learn answers to questions you didn’t know you had about New York City, and leave with the deeply satisfying sense of understanding a city that author James Baldwin called 'spitefully incoherent'.

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Stop At: Flatiron Building, 175 5th Ave At 23rd St., New York City, NY 10010-7703

This walking tour looks at the Gilded Age that flourished in this neighborhood as a fashionable world class city center from the 1870s to the 1910s. We spend a few minutes at the start of the tour giving it a context within the greater history.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Madison Square Park, Between 23rd and 26 streets and Madison and Fifth Avenues, New York City, NY 10010

We look and learn at how history evolved to create the city streetscapes around the park today.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY

We walk the blocks of Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 18th Streets, decoding the buildings as we go. What they were built for, how they have changed. This went from an upper class residential history to an upper class carriage trade/manufactoring center. A beautiful array of Beaux Arts, earlier era, business district buildings.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 599 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-3235

Broadways fascinating "mixed use" history along the few blocks between Madison Square and Union Square, where old modest homes and mansions mixed incredible French Second Empire style and Beaux Arts buildings from an earlier era.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site, 28 E 20th St between Broadway and Park Avenue South, New York City, NY 10003-1311

We see how the former President's life fits in with the history

Stop At: Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), New York City, NY

The blocks of Sixth Avenue from 18th to 23rd Streets are an incredibly well preserved set of old beautiful department stores and shopping emporia.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Sixth Avenue (Avenue of the Americas), New York City, NY

We then cross 23rd street going north and enter into the old Tenderloin, the adult entertainment part of town in an era before television, radio, and even telephones, that thrived for about 30 years on this side of Broadway.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hotel Wolcott, 4 W 31st St, New York, NY 10001, USA

A jewel of the Gilded Age is the lobby and restaurant/ballroom of the Hotel Wolcott. The over-the-top, incredible interiors are representative of a number of such relics in the area.

Duration: 20 minutes

Pass By: 230 FIFTH ROOFTOP BAR NYC, 230 5th Ave Corner 27th street on 5th ave, New York City, NY 10001-7704

Simply pass by

Pass By: 599 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-3235

We then cross over Broadway, back to the (historically) more respectable part of town.

Pass By: Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY

The final leg of the tour are the 10 blocks between the Empire State Building and the Flatiron Building. These blocks are the Rosetta Stone of New York history, containing buildings from every era passing through in the city's move uptown.

Pass By: Manhattan Unlocked Historical and Architectural Walking Tours, Times square New York, New York, New York City, NY 10036

Manhattan Unlocked Tours lets the built environment, that is, the architectural makeup of the streetscapes, tell the history of New York City.

Pass By: Empire State Building, 20 West 34th Street, New York City, NY 10118-0114

The site of the original Waldorf-Astoria, and before that, residences of Astor brothers, the Empire State Building was the tallest building in the world for 40 years.

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A Walking Tour of the Upper West Side: The Development of an Early NYC Suburb

A Walking Tour of the Upper West Side: The Development of an Early NYC Suburb - New York, United States
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Duration: 2 hours
Location: New York, United States

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$38.00

While it’s very much part of the city today, a great many of the buildings on the Upper West Side, among them gorgeous brownstones and beaux arts apartment-hotels, were built when the area was a residential suburb. As time went on and the city grew the character of the neighborhood would evolve to accommodate and incorporate the urban sprawl of the uptown growth of the city ... More info ›

While it’s very much part of the city today, a great many of the buildings on the Upper West Side, among them gorgeous brownstones and beaux arts apartment-hotels, were built when the area was a residential suburb. As time went on and the city grew the character of the neighborhood would evolve to accommodate and incorporate the urban sprawl of the uptown growth of the city. This walking tour makes sense of the streets in the area today, using images to show what the streets originally looked in their first transformation from farmland, how the streetscapes changed with buildings being replaced or altered, and how the different avenues of the Upper West Side developed to the beat of their own drum.

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Stop At: Richard Tucker Square, W. 66 St. Columbus Ave., New York City, NY 10023

We begin the tour putting the Upper West Side in its proper context within New York City's greater history of development. We begin the tour at the northern end of Lincoln Center.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: The Dorilton, 171 W 71st St, New York, NY 10023, USA

Over-the-top eye candy, a Beaux Art confection that was an early apartment-style building.

Stop At: Upper West Side, Columbus and Amsterdam Ave. between 63rd and 85th Streets, New York City, NY

The tour will take was along a curated set of blocks that best exemplify the architectural styles popular during the upper class residential development of the late 19th century; Queen Anne, Romanesque, Gothic, Beaux Arts, Georgian, Italianate, Renaissance and others.

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: The Dakota, 1 W 72nd St, New York City, NY 10023-3486

An early residential building for multiple families of wealth. This is the Renaissance coming through a German lens, chateaux-style. Most well known as the site of John Lennon's killing.

Pass By: 59th to 110th Street Manhattan Borough, from Central Park West to 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10022

We pass by a few blocks of the Park.

Pass By: The Langham, New York, Fifth Avenue, 400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018, USA

Mansion apartments

Pass By: The Ansonia, 2109 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-2138

One of the more iconic buildings of any type in the city, recognizable from film, television and post cards; large Beaux Arts gingerbread house.

Pass By: Hotel Belleclaire, 2175 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA

A beaten down Art Noveau masterpiece whose windows refuse to submit.

Stop At: Apthorp Sales Office, 2211 Broadway, New York, NY 10024, USA

High society living in a perimeter wall building with a whole lot of courtyard. An Astor Neo-Renaissance investment. Here is where the tour ends.

Duration: 1 minute

Pass By: Manhattan Unlocked Historical and Architectural Walking Tours, Times square New York, New York, New York City, NY 10036

Manhattan Unlocked Tours lets the built environment, that is, the architectural makeup of the streetscapes, tell the history of New York City.

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Central Park and Upper East Side Walking Tour

Central Park and Upper East Side Walking Tour - New York, United States
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Duration: 3 hours
Location: New York, United States

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$35.00

Explore Manhattan's 'front and back yard' — Central Park and the Upper East Side — on this guided, 2-to-3-hour walking tour. Take a leisurely Sunday morning stroll with a native New Yorker and see and learn about the many bridges, fountains, and statues in Central Park, the most-visited urban park in the United States ... More info ›

Explore Manhattan's 'front and back yard' — Central Park and the Upper East Side — on this guided, 2-to-3-hour walking tour. Take a leisurely Sunday morning stroll with a native New Yorker and see and learn about the many bridges, fountains, and statues in Central Park, the most-visited urban park in the United States. Then discover the luxurious buildings and avenues in the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

Begin a Sunday morning with a peaceful and leisurely stroll through New York City's Central Park and the Upper East Side neighborhood of Manhattan.

Central Park is renowned around the world, but it holds secrets, stories, and hidden corners that may surprise many visitors. What one imagines as just a series of paths and gardens is really so much more. Even for New Yorker's, it’s a forever unfolding source of delights. This park has been at the heart of the growth and struggles of New York, yet with a native New Yorker guide leading the way, find a new world of peace and delight.

Central Park is best known as the most-visited urban park in the United States and one of the most-filmed locations in the world. But it’s the natural attractions and their beauty that make it really special. See the Central Park Mall, the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain, Strawberry Fields — with the Imagine Memorial mosaic — and much more.

Then, venture into the Manhattan nearby neighborhood of the Upper East Side, one of the oldest and now most stately areas in the city. See the apartments, hotels, and shops that line the streets, and learn about the history of the neighborhood. 

The tour ends after several hours of sightseeing.

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Recreate the Most Requested Walking Tour of New York City in the 1840s

Recreate the Most Requested Walking Tour of New York City in the 1840s - New York, United States
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Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Location: New York, United States

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$38.00

This 2.5-hour walking tour meets on the steps of the Public Theater in Astor Place, across from Colonnade Row and what was the highest end residential block in the country in the 1830s, the resides of Astors, Delanos and Roosevelts. We end at the Civic Center, and the old Five Points neighborhood of "Gangs of New York" fame, the most notorious slum in New York City's history.

And going from the upper class residential precinct of today's Astor Place to the miserable wretchedness of the Five Points was a top request of tourists in the 1830s, 40s and 50s ... More info ›

This 2.5-hour walking tour meets on the steps of the Public Theater in Astor Place, across from Colonnade Row and what was the highest end residential block in the country in the 1830s, the resides of Astors, Delanos and Roosevelts. We end at the Civic Center, and the old Five Points neighborhood of "Gangs of New York" fame, the most notorious slum in New York City's history.

And going from the upper class residential precinct of today's Astor Place to the miserable wretchedness of the Five Points was a top request of tourists in the 1830s, 40s and 50s. And that walk would take them straight through the city center of that day, when the finest shops, theaters, and hotels were arranged along this part of Broadway when it was a historical tether between these most estranged locales.

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Stop At: The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-7021

We start across from Astor Place and the Ruins of most elite residential homes in the country in the 1830s. We'll spend a few minutes laying the groundwork for the tour.

Duration: 15 minutes

Pass By: Astor Place, Astor Pl, New York City, NY 10003

The area where we begin the tour is among the most historic intersections of American roadways, where Broadway and the Bowery come together isn't Union Square (whence its name), but here, 6 blocks to the south, where ancient Native American paths and the Manhattan grid meet.

Stop At: 599 Broadway, New York City, NY 10012-3235

The main part of this tour is a walk down Broadway from Astor Place to Canal Street (and the old Five Points neighborhood). This part of Broadway in Manhattan is without doubt the most rich and historically complex part of the city, the neighborhood we call SoHo today.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Bayard–Condict Building, 65 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012, USA

We stop to appreciate Louis Sullivan's only building in the city, and it's a hidden gem of the first breaks with the classica tradition.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Foley Square, 111 Worth St Apt 4G, New York City, NY 10013-4017

Today's Civic Center was a lake, the shore of which had been the African Burial Ground during the British colonial era. The lake would be filled in and become The Five Points.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Columbus Park, 67 Mulberry St Baxter St, New York City, NY 10013-4331

The tour ends exactly where the streets crossed that made the five points, and the location of the old brewery (said to have housed a thousand people by the 1830s and that there was a murder a day for 15 years!). It is also the corner of Columbus Park, which had been Mulberry Bend, a later slum when the area was Italian, but essentially the same place. A place that for the better part of 60 years New York City's most notorious slum.

Duration: 5 minutes

Pass By: Manhattan Unlocked Historical and Architectural Walking Tours, Times square New York, New York, New York City, NY 10036

Manhattan Unlocked Tours lets the built environment, that is, the architectural makeup of the streetscapes, tell the history of New York City.

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