Discover New York’s gritty and glittering past on a stroll through the Financial District with time-hopping host Alan Cohen.
You’ll be guided through the gleaming monoliths along Wall and Broad streets to show there’s more to this ‘hood than money-making. This tour takes you all the way back to the time of Native American settlements via British invasions, mass migration and industrial busts and booms. It’s a probing look into NYC’s lesser-trodden past.
Born in Brooklyn and resident in Manhattan, Alan Cohen is himself enmeshed in NYC’s history. His PhD in psychology and professorial career have been enhanced by pavement pounding, unearthing a trove of native tales and inspiring his enduring fascination with local heroes and villains. Cohen is an official guide at the Central Park Conservancy, docent at the Museum of the City of New York and a licensed NYC sightseeing guide: a mile in his shoes is truly half a millennium in history.
New York City condensed: the rise of modern civilisation in a mile, from Chambers Street to Battery Park
- 2 hours
- Start Time
- Tours run between the hours of 10:30 and 15:30
- Call our travel specialists 24/7 on 1 800 464 2040 or contact us to find availability
- Experience location
- You will be meeting outside a store on Broadway; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.