SPRING is Here - It's Time to get OUT AND ABOUT!
The Street Teacher will offer his Semi-Annual Bridge Walk on
Walk the George Washington Bridge!
We shall walk along the side of the heaviest trafficked vehicular bridge in the world (more than 110 million vehicles per year), and transfer ourselves up and on to the Palisades - one of the most prized of our natural resources and walk through the woods!
You will hear history of the region, including the Palisades itself, as well as some personal stories -since we're walking to my home town!
Starting Time: The Bridge Walk starts at 8:30am on Saturday, May 23 (rain date same time, May 24).
About the walk: This is a long walk! By my calculations, the distance computes to about 8.5 miles. But you're only walking one way (see below), so don't worry - many have done this before:
Wear comfortable shoes, bring water (there are rest rooms along the walk - although there is a long-ish stretch without one), and perhaps a snack to tide you over until we reach the Tenafly Classic Diner! Ending Point: We will end at the Tenafly Classic Diner, and return to NYC via the #20 Rockland Coach (Red & Tan Lines) bus to the Port Authority Bus Terminal at W. 42nd St. in Manhattan. It departs the Tenafly Bus Shelter on Saturdays at 23 minutes past every hour (4:23 is our target), and arrives in NYC 40 minutes later at 3 minutes past the next hour.
Cost of the walk: ONLY $25! (Bus: $6.30)
BOOK THIS TOUR: Please register HERE to register by e-mail to your guide. Don't forget your phone number! And please put title and date of tour in the subject line.
Questions? Please call 917-921-9273
NOTE: We may not offer this walk for a total of less than four people - but we prefer not to have more than 12 persons total.
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Let's discover New York City together
The Street Teacher will be making the following Public Tours available beginning in March 2015:
1.) Walk the Upper East Side: Health, Wealth, and Philanthropy (UES) - $30 per person (2 person minimum)
We shall walk through this Lenox Hill neighborhood and learn the stories of many whose fortunes were made either here in New York, or were manifested in their estates here on the Upper East Side, and understand through their histories how their fortunes are remembered - or not! - today. And we'll even learn how our health care plan has evolved!
UES Tours start at 11:00am on most Sundays beginning March 8 (not offered 3/15, 4/5 (Easter), 4/12, or 5/17), to the last Sunday in June, 2015. We shall meet at the NW corner of E. 78th St. and Lexington Avenue (at Fed Ex Office), just a block north from the exit from the #6 subway. Tours are about 2 hours long - but may extend longer!
Please register HERE to register by e-mail to your guide. Don't forget to put title and date of tour in the subject line.
2.) Visit Literary Greenwich Village (LGV) - $30 per person (2 person minimum)
Greenwich Village is famous world-wide for the writers and artists who have lived there. This tour will survey a sampling of them over a range of years and discuss their work, as it may relate, and their associations with each other, as that may pertain, and their places of residence should they still exist - or not. From the 18th century to the 20th and even the 21st, be they writers, painters, playwrights, singers and dancers - or simply dilettantes with connections, they have all contributed to what is the Village that we remember - whether we know it or not! LGV Tours Start at 2:00pm on Sundays beginning July 5th through Sunday July 26th and we will meet at the corner of Gay Street and Waverly Place, at the first Joe Coffee shop - just a short walk from the West 4th Street Subway station exit on Waverly Place (the uptown end of the station).
NOTE with ALL tours
a.) Although last-minute bookings may be possible, please understand that tours are limited to 12 people, and that payment is appreciated in advance.
b.) Please e-mail HERE to request a Private Tour at another time or date, and be sure to write PRIVATE TOUR in the subject line. Rates may be different in relation to the size of your group.
Walking tours are limited to a total of 12 people.
Please inquire about our other walks - and the walks that can be designed especially for you. (Note: customized tours are the most popular!)
3. Central Park, the Upper East Side and New York's great museums
4. Harlem, from the Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights to the Apollo and Mt. Morris Park
5. Midtown: Grand Central Terminal, The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Times Square - and more!
Remember, if you're out and about and happen to forget your Street Teacher website, just check out TripAdvisor - you'll find him there.