ART
ARCHITECTURE
& HISTORY
in the Public Realm
A Walk Around Bryant Park
New York City - Featuring discussions about the renovation of the park with former president of the Art Commission of the City of New York, Jean Parker Phifer, and with Hugh Hardy of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture, whose firm has done many of the renovations.
Around Manhattan by Bike or Boat Tour
New York City - A waterfront tour around Manhattan that begins at Chelsea Piers and circles the entire island of Manhattan.
Battery Park City
New York - Built on 92 acres of landfill from the excavation of the World Trade Center site, Battery Park City exemplified the most forward thinking urban design of 1979. It was a fully planned community incorporating a public art collection and green guidelines into all the buildings and the surrounding parks.
Battery Park Tour
New York City - Highlights of the history, arts, and architecture of Battery Park.
Broadway Tip-to-Tail
New York City - A walking tour along New York City's famous Broadway, starting in the Bronx and reaching all the way to Battery Park.
Creative Arts Workshops - Murals on 135th Street
135th Street, New York City - A walking tour of the murals on 135th Street. Parents as Art Partners (PAAP) and Harlem Success Academy in partnership with El Museo del Barrio co-sponsored this tour guided by muralist Janet Braun-Reinitz.
Cultural and Historical 125th Street
New York City - A Walking Tour Of Harlem's World-Famous 125th Street.
Great Crash of 1929: Tour of the Financial District
New York City - This tour of the Financial District delves into the political, financial and architectural history of Wall Street. The tour is led by James S. Kaplan and Richard M. Warshauer.
Harlem: The Capital of Black America
New York City - A Historical Walking Tour of Central Harlem, Lead by Attorney and Historian James Kaplan
Hell's Kitchen: The Political History of the New York Irish
New York City - This Irish neighborhood west of the theater district was once one of the toughest areas in the City. This unique tour will discuss the political history of the area, as well as its close relationship with Broadway.
High Line Park
New York - A walking tour of the High Line, featuring highlights of the the park as well of the surrounding architecture.
Jewish Arrival Tour
New York City - Led by historian James Kaplan, the Jewish Arrival Tour traces key locations of the establishment of New York's Jewish population from 1654 to the present.
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Route
New York - Beginning near the Museum of Natural History and ending naturally at Macy's, the Tour highlights all the art and architecture along the route
Public Art in Midtown
New York City - A Walking Tour From Bryant Park to Grand Central Station
Revolutionary NYC
New York City - This walking tour of Revolutionary War sites in Lower Manhattan is lead by historian James Kaplan. This is a recording of the tour which is held annually from 2am - 6am every July 4th.
Summer Streets Architectural Tour
Manhattan, NYC - Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. In 2012, more than 250,000 people took advantage of Summer Streets.
Summer Streets Art Tour
New York - The route of Summer Streets begins at City Hall and Foley Square and continues for 7 miles till it reaches 72nd Street. The tour highlights the permanent and temporary installations for 2014 including the commissioned work (Dive) in the Tunnel.
The Cultural Complex at Audubon Terrace
New York City - This is a walking tour of one off Manhattan's hidden gems, the cultural complex at Audubon Terrace, located in Manhattan's Washington Heights district.
Times Square
New York City - This tour shows visitors and locals alike the highlights of New York City's Times Square. Listeners can hear architects discuss their role in the revitalization of the square.
World Trade Center
Lower Manhattan - On the morning of September 11th, 2001, 19 terrorists flew two hijacked airplanes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center. Over 2000 people were killed that day. The process of rebuilding and healing has taken over eleven years. This tour is focusses on the architecture and the memorial at Ground Zero.