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WTC A walking tour focusing on F.I.R.E. (Acronym for New York's largest industry: Finance Insurance Real Estate). See the heart and soul of the Financial Capital of the World, including 911 Memorial and the magnificent One World Observatory (formerly Ground Zero).   ESB

Walking tours give everyone the opportunity to see city locales and treasures "up close and personal". For further information or custom walking tours, call (718) 626-7136, or (646) 483-7628, or e-mail your request to lee.gelber@hereisny.com or nydean@verizon.net.

Hall of Fame

A not to be missed location with architectural landmarks by the likes of Stanford White, Marcel Breuer, and Robert A.M. Stern sits majestically on a hilltop college campus overlooking the Harlem River. Among the classic structures there is the Hall Of Fame of Great Americans, a colonnade designed by Stanford White and featuring an early 20th century engineering marvel Guastavino tiled vaulted arches.

  Toy Center

Tour the childhood home of Edith Wharton (nee Newbold Jones); and the Toy Center building on 5th Ave.




Whitney Museum

Architecture Up and Beyond: The architectural tour includes the new Whitney Museum of American Art.



  Russ A tour of the Lower East Side is not complete without a visit to Russ & Daughter Cafe. The world famous shop, a 100+year old family firm is now under the 4th generation of Russ family ownership and has a new delight for fanciers of smoked fish, herring and other gustatory treats in their critically acclaimed café on famous Orchard Street in the heart of the Lower East Side.
Yankee Bronx Is Up.The Bronx is not only the home of the most succesful sports team in the world. In addition to a great collection of Art Deco buildings on the Champs Elysee inspired Grand Concourse, the only borough of New York City that is attached to the mainland of the US has a new county Hall of Justice, designed by Rafael Vinoly; it is also home to the New York Botanical Gardens and one of the world's finest zoos. Visit a diversity of neighborhoods and locales, as well.   Lee

New York Notorious: Visit sites of crimes, catastrophes and chaos. Real life locations where the low-life worked and met their end. See locations where the innocent were victims of unforeseen tragedy or negligence.




Up and Beyond New York’s eclectic collection of architectural gems is not limited to the midtown and downtown business districts. Join urban historian and architectural specialist Lee Gelber on a tour that will cover a variety of styles and eras – art deco, modern, Beaux Arts, Collegiate Gothic, Neo Gothic designed by the likes of McKim, Mead & White, George B. Post, Jose Moneo, Luigi Nervi, Eero Saarinen, Philip Johnson and Emery Roth. The tour will take clients through the Upper West Side, Harlem and Washington Heights, and the Bronx. In addition, see remarkable public art.   Request

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