Tours - Engineering New York

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Brooklyn Bridge Talk and Walk
Learn how the Roebling family built one of the great marvels of the nineteenth century: John who designed it, his son Washington who built it, and Emily, Washington's wife who became the world's first woman engineer. Discover how this bridge was on the cutting edge of technology, architecture, transportation and even finance. We are the only tour that gives away posters, brochures and post cards of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Meeting Place:In front of Starbucks at 38 Park Row between Spruce and Beekman Streets across from City Hall Park in Manhattan.

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Brooklyn Bridge Amble from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory to Manhattan.
Learn how the Roebling family built one of the great marvels of the nineteenth century: John who designed it, his son Washington who built it, and Emily, Washington's wife who became the world's first woman engineer. Discover how this bridge was on the cutting-edge of technology, architecture, transportation and even finance. Its time we did the walk from the Brooklyn side!

Meeting Place:Outside Brooklyn Ice cream Factory, adjacent to the River Cafe at Old Fulton and Water Streets in Brooklyn. The cross street is Water Street

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Climbing Heaven: Skyscraper Tour
The tour traces the evolution of the skyscraper in America. Trinity Church, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, Woolworth's Cathedral of Commerce, and other buildings in the downtown area will be viewed and the story behind their construction explained.

Meeting Place: Outside Blimpie's Restaurant at 38 Park Row between Spruce and Beekman Streets across from City Hall Park

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Flat Iron District and Madison Square Garden
The Flat Iron Building, one of the first skyscrapers to use a steel frame, is triangular in shape because of the crisscrossing of Fifth Avenue and Broadway. The Toy Center, is on the site of the Fifth Avenue Hotel (once the city's fanciest hotel). In this forbidden fortress--business only--decisions are made of what Santa Claus will bring. The nearby Worth Monument commemorates General Worth, a veteran of the Mexican-American War, for whom Fort Worth, Texas gets its name. This area was the home of P. T. Barnum's Hippodrome and the first Madison Square Garden sports arena.

Meeting Place: In front of the Toy Center at 200 5th Ave. (the cross St. is 23rd. St.)

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New York City Mass Transit Tour
Trace the evolution on New York City's mass transit system from early nineteenth century to the present day as we travel from Grand Central Station to other monuments of transportation achievement. Discover the secret subway built by Ely Beach next to City Hall, how the IRT, RMT, and IND subways were constructed, and the future of the yet-to-built-Second Avenue subway. Some tours include visits to New York City Transit Museum Store at Grand Central or the New York City Museum in Brooklyn.

Meeting Place: TBA

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Eighth Annual Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year
See the fireworks from Staten Island, Brooklyn, Central Park, and New Jersey. Also see a brief Empire State Building light show to greet the New Year. Learn how the Roebling family built the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the great marvels of the nineteenth century. Free posters and other gifts given out. We are the only tour that gives away posters and post cards of the Brooklyn Bridge.

Meeting Place: Outside Blimpie's Restaurant at 38 Park Row between Spruce and Beekman Streets across from City Hall Park

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Tips for your tour guide are always appreciated.

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Flushing, NY 11365
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