WALKING TOURS

New York is the center of our emerging global culture. If you live or operate in this city your role is vital. If you are visiting what you can learn while here can enrich you. Come learn about the people and ideals that have shaped this incredible city.

Tours Available:  

UPPER MANHATTAN

THE ART AND CULTURE OF UPPER MANHATTAN

Upper Manhattan has a rich cultural patrimony that is little explored by visitors to New York City. As a long-time resident in the areas explored on this tour, as well as a licensed sightseeing guide and art historian, I will help you create unique memories that will profoundly enhance your visitor experience in this city.

We begin our expedition in Washington Heights, which is mostly a Latin community. We will begin with a taste of Spanish comfort foods in a typical Dominican restaurant. Soon after we will commence our walk and see how the public art in the neighborhood reflects on the unique experience of this particular group of New Yorkers. While in the area we will also see the oldest mansion in Manhattan. On the second half of the tour we will explore Central Harlem, the cultural capital for people of African descent.

The stories related will show you a side of NYC life that is often overlooked. We will finish in a public library with powerful art installations that will inspire you to continue exploring the riches of these northern neighborhoods in Manhattan.

ITINERARY:
• Audubon Terrace
• Trinity Cemetery
• The Morris-Jumel Mansion
• Strivers Row (architectural gem of Central Harlem)
• Abyssinian Baptist Church
• Harlem Hospital
• The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
• And more

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

Audubon Mural Project
Audubon Mural Project
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WHEN:
This two-and-a-half hour tour is offered  every week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 2pm. To make a reservation visit here or consult thr calendar below. This tour is also available other days as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins at the Tropical Spanish Restaurant in Washington Heights map here. Tour concludes at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Central Harlem map here.

COST:
$40 per person. Paid on the day of the tour. Cash only. Price includes one sampling of the various food options available (Patties, Croquettes, Kibeths etc) at our meeting location and one subway ticket. **Special 25% discount applies if you book this tour directly from 5dguide.com’s Eventbrite page.**  

RESERVATIONS:
Free RSVP Required. You must make a free reservation on our Eventbrite page here. Identify the tour/day you are interested in and register. You can register for up to 4 people. To request this tour as a private event fill out the Private Tour Request Form here.

LOWER MANHATTAN

THE ART AND CULTURE OF LOWER MANHATTAN

The streets of Lower Manhattan are alive in history and in daily activity. What began as a small trading outpost has grown to house institutions like the New York Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center. On this tour you experience the most historical site in all of the United States and others of immeasurable historical significance.

ITINERARY:
• Alexander Hamilton U.S Customs House
• Wall Street Bull
• Trinity Church
• New York Stock Exchange
• Federal Hall
• World Trade Center
• St. Paul’s Chapel
• And Much More

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

Wall Street Bull
Wall Street Bull
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WHEN:
This two-hour tour is available as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins in front of the National Museum of the American Indian at 1 Bowling Green) map here. Tour concludes at City Hall Park map here.

SOHO, LITTLE ITALY AND CHINATOWN

THE ART AND CULTURE OF SOHO, LITTLE ITALY AND CHINATOWN

Three distinct neighborhoods in Manhattan with unique beats yet connected in proximity and creativity. Come explore SoHo’s architectural treasures and learn of it’s culinary, artistic and shopping culture. We will also experience how Italians have shaped  the most iconic Italian enclave in the U.S. We then finish exploring sections on the largest Chinatown in North America.

ITINERARY:
• SoHo’s Cast-Iron District
• Richard Haas Mural on Spring St.
• Haughwout Building
• The Italian American Museum
• Church of the Most Precious Blood
• Mahayana Buddhist Temple
• Columbus Park
• And Much More

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

Richard Haas Façade Mural in SoHo
Richard Haas Façade Mural in SoHo
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Experience a cultural patrimony that will connect you to sections of New York and also the world.

WHEN:
This two-hour tour is available as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins in front of the Apple Store in SoHo on 103 Prince St. map here. Tour concludes at Columbus Park map here.

GREENWICH VILLAGE

THE ART AND CULTURE OF GREENWICH VILLAGE

Greenwich Village in Manhattan is a community with a global history and reputation. The quiet streets of the area have been the stage for creative and social movements that today give shape to the unique American character. The area started out as farm territory and later became an immigrant community. In the first half of the 20th century the area was inhabited by some of the greatest creative minds of American Culture. Today the area retains it’s cultural essence in diverse aspects and it’s public art and architecture contrast richly with the greater metropolitan environment of NYC.

ITINERARY:
• Father Demo Square
• Bleecker Street
• Cherry Lane Theater
• Sheridan Square
• Cafe Wha?
• Washington Square Park
• New York University
• And Much More

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

Washington Square Arch
Washington Square Arch
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Experience America’s Bohemia and connect your experience to the unique sights that define this section of Manhattan!

WHEN:
This two-hour tour is available as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins at father Demo Square on 6th Av. and Bleecker St. map here. Tour concludes at Washington Square Park map here.

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

THE ART AND CULTURE OF MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

New York’s heartbeat originates in the Midtown section of Manhattan. This vibrant and large territory is home to many world-class institutions and organizations that set the global pace in terms of business, entertainment and other cultural elements. Come explore the sights that define the character of this always awake section of the greatest city on earth.

ITINERARY:
• Times Square
• Bryant Park
• Main Branch of the New York Public Library
• Chrysler Building
• Grand Central Terminal
• The Waldorf Astoria Hotel
• Rockefeller Center
• And much more

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

Bartman by Nancy Cartwright
Bartman by Nancy Cartwright
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The skyscrapers in midtown are not the only elements that “scrape” the landscape. The art and visual organization in this area all combine and make manifest a character that is unparalleled.

WHEN:
This two-hour tour is available as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins at Grand Central Terminal  (42nd St. and Park Av.) map here. Tour concludes at Rockefeller Center map here.

CENTRAL PARK

THE ART AND CULTURE OF CENTRAL PARK

Central Park is a three dimensional work of art with the intended effect of “refining and elevating people’s spirits.” Come explore the souther section of the most visited public space in all of the United States and connect your understanding of it with the monuments that define the spaces we cover on this tour.

ITINERARY:
• Grand Army Plaza
• Doris Friedman Plaza
• Central Park Zoo
• The Mall
• Bethesda Terrace and Fountain
• Strawberry Fields
• And Much More

SOME OF THE SIGHTS WE WILL EXPERIENCE:

General Sherman Monument
General Sherman Monument
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Central Park is a landmark to remember. Connect your memory of it to works of art that will be there for time immemorial.

WHEN:
This two-hour tour is available as a private event. To request this tour as a private event message me here.

WHERE:
Participants meet with the guide ten minutes before tour begins by the Pulitzer Fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel (59th St. and 5th Av.) map here. Tour concludes on Central Park West and 72nd St). map here.