Curious about NYC architecture and how the Big Apple is shaped? Looking for a fun, alternative daytime activity to do? Using the city as our canvas, you will learn about urban design through the lens of unique, and some lesser-known curated sites in town! Each stop will explore a theme of the way Manhattan and Brooklyn was and continues to be shaped through the field of urban planning and (really cool) architecture. Find out why and how each neighborhood is zoned the way it is, and learn about the unique processes it takes to build in New York City. You'll learn about the history and details of spaces that are overlooked in everyday life, and how buildings and public spaces inform each other throughout the 20th century until today. This isn't your average sightseeing tour! You'll be receiving the "locals-only" treatment" that won't disappoint. Usually, we will start in the heart of the Lower East Side and conclude in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Each stop will be around 15 min each for about 2.5 hours total that includes transport and walking.
Hello there! My name is David. I hold a degree in urban design and planning from Parsons School of Design here in NYC, and love all things NYC architecture facts & trivia! I have grown up in the NY area my whole life, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, and NJ. I am passionate about showing guests my favorite buildings in the city and the lesser known facts about them. I am also on a mission to find the best chocolate chip cookie in New York. I can't wait to meet you! Any questions, please feel free to ask!
Learn about the past, present, and future of NYC Architecture by exploring these themes: -Zoning & Air Rights -The Starchitect Phenomenon -Urban Master Planning -Adaptive Reuse & New Development -Eminent Domain Stops may include: -The Tenement District -Essex Crossing -Essex Street Market -Williamsburg Bridge -Domino Park Choose to stop along the way at a fun cafe to warm up and grab a drink or bite! Restrooms available on tour.
14歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 Minors can only attend with their legal guardian.
MetroCard (enough for at least 1 Single Ride)
*In order to get to Brooklyn, you can choose how you'd like to travel over the Williamsburg Bridge with me! (*Weather permitting.) -Subway: 7 min. -Walk: 30-35 min. -Citi Bike: 15-20 min. (extra fee)