THE ADVENTURE OF TOURING
Sometimes the thrill isn't in visiting new places - it's in seeing familiar ones in new ways, in finding history hidden in plain sight. We go beyond the usual who-what-where-when and into context: there it is in the cracks in these sidewalks north of Grand Central, or in the facades of those two banks across the street from each other on Canal Street, or in the ice forming in the Hudson River come almost every January. That's the why and how, and it is everywhere.
That's discovery. That's adventure.
OFFERING TOURS ANYWHERE IS A PLEASURE. IN THIS GREAT CITY IT IS AN HONOR.
The fun of any class, lecture or tour is in the discovery, in the why and the how. Why, for example, is local wealth concentrated along Fifth Ave. while gas stations and factories are close to the water? How does Central Park make economic sense on an island where real estate is the world's most valuable? Why does the world trade in Manhattan more than anywhere else?
Our purpose in these presentations is not to fill the bucket but to light the fire, not to load you with information but to get a few inches of air between your feet and the ground. Maybe that happens now and then.
RECENT FEATURE - ROBINSON / DODGER VIDEO
The baseball page now features a video created for a lecture on Jackie Robinson - five minutes of photos concerning the Dodgers in general and Robinson in particular. A few of these shots may seem of no relevance but all figure in the story of the team and of Robinson's achievement. Click on the baseball link above and you'll see the video screen at the bottom-right portion of the page. Be in touch if you'd like a little background on any of these photos. They're telling.