August 29, 2020 ganyc

Hidden in Plain Sight: History Through Midtown Manhattan

History is everywhere: in dull textbooks, yes, but also in the bend in a road, the shape of a building or the site of a church. Hidden in plain sight and scattered all over are clues that tell of life gone by. Lower Midtown for example is rich with these features. A fence that is cow-high and pig-tight suggests that the area was once a quite different place. A special advantage to the home teams at Madison Square Garden points to a most significant predecessor building. A simple street intersection shows what the neighborhood was long ago, and suggests how New York became primary to world affairs. A commercial building meant to frighten people away, a mark in the road for television performers, a mooring mast for zeppelins (!) and various other forms and structures demonstrate the continuing character and ethic of New York City.

TOUR COMPANY: New York Dynamic

TOUR TYPE: private, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Tour Distance: 1 1/2 miles

Language(s) Spoken: english,

Max # of Guests: 6

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TOUR COMPANY: New York Dynamic

TOUR TYPE: private, walking, tour_led_by_ganyc_member,

Meets On: by_appointment_only,

Tour Duration: 2 hours

Tour Distance: 1 1/2 miles

Language(s) Spoken: english,

Max # of Guests: 6

Social Media Link: CLICK HERE

For more info or to book your tour: CLICK HERE