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Tours are listed below - but check these numbers: 

People come to New York City from all over the world - and you might be interested to learn what the trend has been since the year 2000 (according to NYC Statistics from NYC & Co.): 

Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2013:
54.3 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2012:
52.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2011:
50.9 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2010:
48.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2009:
45.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2008:
47.1 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2007:
46 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2006:
43.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2005:
42.7 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2004:
39.9 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2003:
37.8 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2002:
35.3 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2001:
35.2 million
Visitors (international and domestic) to New York City in 2000:

Those are pretty impressive numbers.  Only in 2001 did they go down, by almost a million, but for quite understandable reasons.  

So - consider these numbers: during the year 2013 only a little over 148,767 visitors - or tourists, are visiting the city.  Doesn't seem like much maybe - but it's the cumulative figure that makes for the density, from day to day the like number arriving, and maybe some leaving.  But then we also have more than 2,000,000 people commuting into Manhattan just for work!  

There are more than 2000 hotels in New York City, an numerous bed and breakfast accommodations as well.  There is room for everyone - in a city that's already the densest populated city and the largest in North America.  

And how has New York City grown lately?  Take a look: 

Census Bureau Estimates for July 1, 2013

Total Population
According to Census Bureau population estimates, New York City’s population increased from 8,175,133 in April of 2010 to 8,405,837 in July of 2013. This is an increase of 230,704 residents or about 2.8 percent over the 2010 mark. The largest change in the city’s population occurred in Brooklyn, growing by 3.5 percent or 87,400 persons, followed by Queens (2.9 percent or 65,500 persons), Manhattan (2.5 percent or 40,300 persons), and the Bronx (2.4 percent or 33,600 persons). Staten Island (0.8 percent or 3,900 persons) showed the smallest gains over the 39 month period. 

New York City’s population increase since April of 2010 represented 84.5 percent of the total increase in New York State, which slightly raised the city’s share of the State’s population, from 42.2 percent to 42.8 percent. 

So!  Let's see why they've all come to New York - and take: 

Some of The Street Teacher's Tours: 

1.) The World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial 

The scene of the greatest disaster on American soil, the 9/11 Memorial is visited by millions of visitors every year since it opened only 3 years ago.  We can visit it now to see the glorious No. 1 World Trade Center finally opening for its new tenants, and mourn the 2983 victims of both the terrorism of 1993 and of 9/11 2001 at the two pools of the Reflecting Absence Memorial.  

This walk begins at St. Paul's Chapel, at 209 Broadway, between Vesey and Fulton Streets, and includes a history of the World Trade Center and a survey of its reconstruction, as well as a walk around the pools with stops at various names to recount the stories of victims and heroes who were killed on that day and on February 26, 1993. 

A visit to the museum is not included in the price, but tickets can be purchased at the museum when we finish our walk. 

Price (per person): $35 - minimum two persons

2.) Visit Greenwich Village!
This walk can be configured any way you like, because the Village is really three neighborhoods that link to each other in very comfortable yet distinctly different ways.  Most may really be thinking of the West Village, when they imagine the quaint and irregular streets and some of the historic eating and drinking places; while many others are thinking of the East Village when they remember the counter-culture of the sixties and seventies, when Fillmore East was the big deal in popular , and the Beats were a virtually established "old guard."  And then there's New York University - right in the middle, around Washington Square.  We can see it all!

A.The East Village Walk - 2 hours - begins at The Alamo @ 8th St. and Lafayette Street
Price (per person): $35 - minimum two persons

B. The West Village Walk2 hours - begins at the Washington Square Arch, at the bottom of Fifth Avenue
Price (per person): $35 - minimum two persons

C. The West and East Villages Walk - 3 to 4 hours - Begins at the Southwest corner of W. 14th Street and 8th Avenue near the subway entrance.
Price (per person): $45 - minimum two persons

3.) Central Park and the Upper East and West Sides

Everyone has heard about Central Park - but have you really met The Central Park?! Come and explore everyone's yard and learn what makes New York really special! 
We will meet at The Pulitzer Fountain, in front of the Plaza Hotel, at 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  (Across from the Apple Store.) We'll be starting just above Midtown Manhattan, and crossing the Central Park to the Lincoln Center Neighborhood to the West, and and back through it again to the Upper East Side along the Fifth Avenue - all the time discovering new landscapes and interesting stories.  
This walk takes between 2 and 3 hours
Price (per person): $35 - minimum two persons
Walking tours are limited to a total of 10 people.

Please inquire about our other walks! 
 
4. The Upper East Side and New York's great museums
5. Harlem, from the Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights to the Apollo and Mt. Morris Park
6.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.
Any questions?  Please e-mail Bill@TheStreetTeacher.com, or call 917-921-9273
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