The Winter of all Winters? What a Wonder!
Here is a view of Cedar Hill on the morning of January 25 - with sledders!
This is Hanne, an artist here in New York - click the picture to learn more - but from Denmark, so skis are a natural for her.
Of course, winter is snow and cold, and for some especially the young it is snowboards!
There was even a couch placed on an artificial snow bank for boarders!
Walking in the city now might seem a real adventure - a winter's trek for sure - but anything can be arranged with a little more warmth so you can be comfortable. Check out our tours below!
Tours with The Street Teacher
The Street Teacher provides many tours throughout New York (and, on request, in other cities of America's Northeast as well, like Boston, Philadelphia, and especially Washington D.C.).
Among the tours provided are:
1. Central Park: New York City's Front Lawn and Back Yard
- Explore the man-made wilderness - the "poor man's Adirondacks" - and marvel at the creation of both America's most popular park and the largest work of art in New York City. Learn about the designers, the builders, and the citizens who all worked together to make the park what it is today.
2.The World Trade Center and 9/11- A detailed tour of the World Trade Center site, including the 9/11 Memorial, which will give you an appreciation for the impact on the city and our country of those events of that day - and even the decades preceding those events. 3. Wall Street and the Financial District - Join the Street Teacher on a walk through Manhattan from the Battery up to Wall Street and beyond, learning about the origins of both New York and America's financial system - and the influence and interactions of our Founding Fathers as the young nation debated the financial affairs of the new United States. 4. Greenwich Village and the High Line
Take a walk into the communities that we know collectively as "the Village, and experience the differences and similarities that ring out for many through the echoes of movies, books, and even Broadway plays and musicals. Experience the renaissance of a profoundly working class neighborhood into a world center of contemporary art - right under railway tracks! Come walk the High Line - walk Greenwich Village!
The Street Teacher's Public Walking Tours
Here's a picture taken inside a bookstore in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. But perhaps this could reflect some of the volumes we research every week for interesting ideas for walks ... you never know!
Watch for Winter Walks
I may schedule public tours in January and February, but they won't be long walks across bridges!
1. The Lower East Side and Chinatown
2. Greenwich Village - from Klein Deutschland to the West Village
3. The High Line and the Meatpacking District
4. The Upper East Side and New York's great museums
5. The Acropolis of the New World: Columbia University and the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
6. Harlem, from the Morris Jumel Mansion in Washington Heights to the Apollo and Mt. Morris Park
7. SoHo and Tribeca
8. Midtown: Grand Central Terminal, The New York Public Library, Fifth Avenue, Times Square - and more!
9. The Upper East Side: some of the world's greatest museums, and most impressive neighborhoods.
Tours are also given by coach and other vehicles - large groups are especially welcome. Please let us know what you need and would like to see and learn about our great city.
Put your "two cents" in! From time to time The Street Teacher publishes
The Talk of New York, our blog in which I relate our discoveries in the City as we walk and travel throughout its streets and avenues - and alleys and riversides. I hope you click on it and subscribe - and contribute. Yes! You can make a difference! I think your contributions to the offerings here at The Street Teacher will make you more a part of us - and all of us together a boost to New York.
Remember, if you're out and about and happen to forget your Street Teacher website, just check out Thumbtack - you'll find him there.