FREE AUTUMN TOURS
Through November l am giving a series of free tours, these among the hundreds of events going on in New York this year to celebrate the work of urban planning expert Jane Jacobs. The Brooklyn Bridge and Hidden in Plain Sight: History Through Grand Central tours require registration (space for those is limited) while New York Before the Europeans is open to all with no reservations required - just show up ten minutes early and you're set.
Tues. 11/8 9:30 - 11:30 am - A Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge (Meeting Place: given to those who register at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Weds. 11/23 1 - 2:30 pm - Hidden in Plain Sight: History Through Grand Central (Meeting Place: given to those who register at email@example.com)
Fri. 11/25 9 - 11 am - New York Before the Europeans (Meeting Place: Bowling Green Park in downtown Manhattan)
WEB VIDEOS NOW UP
This website features five videos offering essential background on New York. They run for up to four minutes and are found on the Home, Bio, New York and Baseball pages. People ask, "what is this place? What goes on here, and why? How does it matter?" These chats'll get you started.
OFFERING TOURS ANYWHERE IS A PLEASURE. IN THIS GREAT CITY IT IS AN HONOR.
The fun of any class, lecture or tour is in the discovery, in the why and the how. Why, for example, is wealth concentrated along Fifth Ave. while gas stations and factories are close to the water? How does Central Park make economic sense on an island where real estate is the world's most valuable? Why does the world trade in Manhattan more than anywhere else?
Our purpose is not to fill the bucket but to light the fire, not to load you with information but to get a few inches of air between your feet and the ground. Maybe that happens now and then.