Calendar

Jun
22
Fri
The Woman Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge @ Borough Hall, Brooklyn (in front of the fountain)
Jun 22 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Walk

Did you know that a woman spent 11 years building the Brooklyn Bridge? On this 1.5-hour Brooklyn Bridge tour, you will learn how the bride was built, check out some of the best views of the city from the bridge, and (of course) cross over the bridge. Why walk the Brooklyn Bridge on your own when you can walk it with me while learning some history?

 

Sites on this Brooklyn Bridge tour include:

  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
  • Roebling house
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Views of Manhattan from Brooklyn
  • Walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge

 

Topics on this Brooklyn Bridge walk include:

  • The drama and fear surrounding the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Story of the family that build the bridge
  • Bridge-building techniques used in the 1800s, such as caisson tunneling
  • The many disasters that nearly caused the demise of the project
  • Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who saved the bridge
  • Great views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, the East River, and the New York Harbor

 

The Brooklyn Bridge was built between 1869 and 1883. It was the longest suspension bridge of its day. Today, it’s considered one of the modern wonders of the world, a work of art, and one of the largest tourist destinations in New York City.

The bridge’s engineering has long been attributed to two men: John and Washington Roebling. Though both men played primary roles in the planning of the bridge, one woman oversaw its execution for nearly 11 years. Yet even though she’s often credited to lending a helping hand to its completion, she often only receives a footnote in history.

How much did Emily Warren Roebling actually contribute to the building of the bridge?

We’ll walk the bridge, from Brooklyn, to Manhattan, taking in the skyline as we cross. As we make our journey to Manhattan, you’ll learn the story of the two civil engineers that worked on the Brooklyn Bridge—and the woman who held the project together and saw it to its completion.

Meeting Place: Brooklyn Borough Hall (in front of the fountain)

Meeting Time: 10:20 AM

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

Jun
23
Sat
Illegal Immigration Tour @ The Immigrants Sculpture, near Castle Clinton, Battery Park
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

NYC in a Day presents the Illegal Immigration Tour. This tour  discusses the history of illegal immigration in the United States (and specifically New York City). In addition to learning the history of illegal immigration in the city, we will also visit:

  • Battery Park/views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Wall Street
  • Chinatown/Columbus Park
  • Little Italy

The debate on immigration has been a hot topic in many households, courtrooms, and political debates all over America (and Europe, for that matter) for more than a century. Many Americans see immigration as a threat to the local economy and culture—not to mention, the American Way of Life. Others believe that America’s problems with undocumented immigrants lie—not with the immigrants themselves—but in the attitudes many working-class Americans have towards other cultures.

This tour will talk about the history of illegal immigration in the United States. We will also discuss arguments both for and against granting undocumented immigrants resident status. Our conversations will revolve around the part undocumented immigrants have played in American history, as well as the role they play in modern-day NYC.

Meeting Place: The Immigrants Statue, near Castle Clinton, Battery Park.

Meeting Time: 9:50 AM

Tour Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Cheap Eats Tour @ Tasty Dumpling
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

One this 1.5-hour tour of the culinary history of New York City, you’ll nosh on some of the most iconic and delicious foods the city has to offer. You’ll also learn how to find some hidden gems of your own throughout your stay.

New York City is known for its pricey high-end restaurants. Yet it’s also known for some of the most mouth-watering budget cuisine on the planet (hint: it’s NOT TGI Fridays, the Olive Garden, or Red Lobster).

Take a 1.5-hour food extravaganza through NYC’s budget eateries. You’ll sample Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Polish, and American foods (along with many others). You’ll discover how to find delicious foods at budget prices—and you’ll even receive a Google Map of the best budget foods in NYC that won’t break your bank.

Take this tour before you eat another meal in NYC! You could spend $50 on one meal in the city, or you could spend the same amount learning how to find budget meals on your own. Or, you could always just eat at Buffalo Wild Wings your entire trip. But please, don’t.

Meeting Place: Tasty Dumpling, 42 Mulberry Street.

Meeting Time: 12:20 PM

Tour Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Jun
24
Sun
New to New York Tour @ TBD
Jun 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

New to New York City? Congratulations on making this exciting move! New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world; there’s no other place like it. Yet what no one tells you is that you can’t just move your stuff into your new apartment, walk into the streets, and find your crew. This city can be a tough nut to crack.

But fret not–all is not lost.

I’m here to tell you all the things I wish I had known before moving here. Moving to NYC isn’t the easiest feat, but it’s easier when you can hack the city with other newbies (and one oldie–but goodie).

Some of the topics on this tour will include:

  • Where to eat
  • The best bars for living it up and watching your budget
  • Hacking grocery shopping, laundry & errands
  • Meeting new people
  • Taking a break from the city (’cause sometimes, you’ve just gotta!)
  • Exploring other neighborhoods
  • Getting around
  • Finding a good deal on an apartment (even if you have one–this is super helpful info for later)

 

You’ll also get an invite to my private Facebook Group, where you can meet other NYC newbies and make friends with like-minded people. This will also double as a resource for when you need to find a dentist, doctor, job, book club, or other pertinent info in the city!

Meeting Place: TBD (convenient location for all group members in Manhattan)

Meeting Time: 1:50 PM

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

 

Jun
29
Fri
The Woman Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge @ Borough Hall, Brooklyn (in front of the fountain)
Jun 29 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Brooklyn Bridge Walk

Did you know that a woman spent 11 years building the Brooklyn Bridge? On this 1.5-hour Brooklyn Bridge tour, you will learn how the bride was built, check out some of the best views of the city from the bridge, and (of course) cross over the bridge. Why walk the Brooklyn Bridge on your own when you can walk it with me while learning some history?

 

Sites on this Brooklyn Bridge tour include:

  • Brooklyn Borough Hall
  • Roebling house
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Views of Manhattan from Brooklyn
  • Walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the Brooklyn Bridge

 

Topics on this Brooklyn Bridge walk include:

  • The drama and fear surrounding the Brooklyn Bridge
  • Story of the family that build the bridge
  • Bridge-building techniques used in the 1800s, such as caisson tunneling
  • The many disasters that nearly caused the demise of the project
  • Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who saved the bridge
  • Great views of Brooklyn, Manhattan, the East River, and the New York Harbor

 

The Brooklyn Bridge was built between 1869 and 1883. It was the longest suspension bridge of its day. Today, it’s considered one of the modern wonders of the world, a work of art, and one of the largest tourist destinations in New York City.

The bridge’s engineering has long been attributed to two men: John and Washington Roebling. Though both men played primary roles in the planning of the bridge, one woman oversaw its execution for nearly 11 years. Yet even though she’s often credited to lending a helping hand to its completion, she often only receives a footnote in history.

How much did Emily Warren Roebling actually contribute to the building of the bridge?

We’ll walk the bridge, from Brooklyn, to Manhattan, taking in the skyline as we cross. As we make our journey to Manhattan, you’ll learn the story of the two civil engineers that worked on the Brooklyn Bridge—and the woman who held the project together and saw it to its completion.

Meeting Place: Brooklyn Borough Hall (in front of the fountain)

Meeting Time: 10:20 AM

Tour Duration: 1.5 hours

Jun
30
Sat
Illegal Immigration Tour @ The Immigrants Sculpture, near Castle Clinton, Battery Park
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

NYC in a Day presents the Illegal Immigration Tour. This tour  discusses the history of illegal immigration in the United States (and specifically New York City). In addition to learning the history of illegal immigration in the city, we will also visit:

  • Battery Park/views of the Statue of Liberty
  • Wall Street
  • Chinatown/Columbus Park
  • Little Italy

The debate on immigration has been a hot topic in many households, courtrooms, and political debates all over America (and Europe, for that matter) for more than a century. Many Americans see immigration as a threat to the local economy and culture—not to mention, the American Way of Life. Others believe that America’s problems with undocumented immigrants lie—not with the immigrants themselves—but in the attitudes many working-class Americans have towards other cultures.

This tour will talk about the history of illegal immigration in the United States. We will also discuss arguments both for and against granting undocumented immigrants resident status. Our conversations will revolve around the part undocumented immigrants have played in American history, as well as the role they play in modern-day NYC.

Meeting Place: The Immigrants Statue, near Castle Clinton, Battery Park.

Meeting Time: 9:50 AM

Tour Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Cheap Eats Tour @ Tasty Dumpling
Jun 30 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

One this 1.5-hour tour of the culinary history of New York City, you’ll nosh on some of the most iconic and delicious foods the city has to offer. You’ll also learn how to find some hidden gems of your own throughout your stay.

New York City is known for its pricey high-end restaurants. Yet it’s also known for some of the most mouth-watering budget cuisine on the planet (hint: it’s NOT TGI Fridays, the Olive Garden, or Red Lobster).

Take a 1.5-hour food extravaganza through NYC’s budget eateries. You’ll sample Italian, Indian, Middle Eastern, Chinese, Polish, and American foods (along with many others). You’ll discover how to find delicious foods at budget prices—and you’ll even receive a Google Map of the best budget foods in NYC that won’t break your bank.

Take this tour before you eat another meal in NYC! You could spend $50 on one meal in the city, or you could spend the same amount learning how to find budget meals on your own. Or, you could always just eat at Buffalo Wild Wings your entire trip. But please, don’t.

Meeting Place: Tasty Dumpling, 42 Mulberry Street.

Meeting Time: 12:20 PM

Tour Duration: 1.5-2 hours