Manhattan Architecture Tours

Image of Newtown Creek barges © Bernie Ente

Image of Newtown Creek barges © Bernie Ente

AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tours
From now through to January 2, 2015, two, three and even four of these architecture tours have been scheduled for students of architecture, professionals and the general public alike. Guided by AIA New York members, the New York City architecture tour will circumnavigate Manhattan. You will take in the “starchitecture” of the West Side, skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan, and the icons of the East River. These world famous monuments and more recent waterfront architecture can be viewed in comfort and style from the climate-controlled, enclosed back deck observatory, or from our open bow for some fresh air and sunlight. Light hors d’ oeuvres and a complimentary beer, wine, or Champagne is included.

  • Vessel: Yacht Manhattan Adult • $76 – Student • $58
  • Vessel: Yacht Kingston Adult • $68 – Student • $54
  • Gift Certificates available

AIANY Lower Manhattan Architecture Tours
From now through to October 30, 2014, visitors and locals to New York City can take part in several Lower Manhattan Architecture Tours with narration provided by members of the American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) New York Chapter. As always, the commentary provided is general enough for visitors, yet detailed enough for the locals, design students and professionals! (Students can also take advantage of a reduced ‘student’ tickets on this tour.) During the 90 minute cruise, passengers will cover all the major sites of Lower Manhattan (below 59th Street) and pass beneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges while taking in monuments, architecture, parks and infrastructure.

  • Vessel: Yacht Manhattan Adult • $46 – Student • $32
  • Gift Certificates available

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Talking to the Man Once Known as the Oldest Taxi Driver in New York City

NYC Taxi DriverTalking to the Man Once Known as the Oldest Taxi Driver in New York City (via New York Times Video)

This Op-Doc video celebrates New York City’s taxi drivers through the life of Johnnie Footman, known as Spider, who was the city’s oldest cabby. Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/19Tl51D Watch more videos at: http://nytimes.com/video Follow on Twitter…

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The 2014 NYC Hidden Harbor Tours Are In

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New York City’s Working Harbor Committee has just released its schedule of Hidden Harbor Tours for 2014, and I wish I was in the Big Apple to catch at least one of them. I have in fact been on three previous tours, but that doesn’t mean I have had my fill of them by a long shot.

Two tours are planned each month for June, July and August. More will be scheduled for September and October, but as yet the details for these are yet to come. When they are you can be sure you will read about it on the Compleat Traveller. In the mean time, check out the Working Harbor website for more details, or head over to the Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises website and make a booking.

The tours are becoming increasingly popular, so if you live in New York City, or are planning a trip there, check out the dates and consider joining one of the most unique excursions you are likely to enjoy in New York.

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