A guided tour through a couple of centuries of entertainment, criminal and general history
The criminal and entertainment history of the area between the old Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) and Riverside Drive. Starting at the Cathedral Of Saint John The Devine (the largest gothic structure in the world) tour highlights include Humphrey Bogart's childhood home, Victor Herbert's home, buildings designed by famous New York architects. Former homes of Hollywood legends, legendary writers, legendary composers and even a couple of legendary criminals. See sites that played host to battles during the Revolutionary War, while George Washington escaped north.
We can begin at the Cathedral of Saint John The Divine, the largest Gothic structure in the world (this site has a "suggested donation" to gain entry) and one of the most beautiful spaces in this town. We then wind our way through the old village of Bloomingdale. Stops for "snacks" can be made. All of my tours are flexible and can be started almost from any where in the 5 boroughs.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Suggested by Guide: Cathedral Of Saint John The Devine 112th Street and Amsterdam Avenue
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Tour may run between 2 to 2 and a half hours.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - Client is responsible for the costs of entry fees or "suggested donations" to any site or Museum. The costs of any meals, snacks, souvenirs, medical or legal expenses and bail postings are the sole responsibility of the client.
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Our walking tour through Morningside Heights was interesting, informative and fun. We loved every minute!!! Gary is a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide.