• One World Trade Center from the Hudson River Ferry.

    Exciting news!

    After a loooong hiatus, this website is getting some much needed TLC! We are planning an exciting collaboration with Apple Subway Tours to see great art underground, and new tours are in the pipeline. This is thanks to our work with some extremely talented freelance, licensed NYC tour guides with years of experience leading groups, […]

  • Sunset over Liberty State Park, NJ

    Summer in the city

    Summer is winding down in the city, but there is still so much to do!  We had some terribly hot days in June, July was rainy, but August has been lovely so far.  Sunny and bright — perfect for a tour with us.  Many New Yorkers spend the weekends at the beaches on Long Island, […]

  • The George Washington Bridge from Fort Tryon Park

    Nature in the City

    It looks like spring is finally here in New York City.  After a low-key holiday season, and a cold and snowy February and March, My New York City Tours is ready to welcome daffodils, crocuses, and new clients to the city! Many museums have wonderful new spring exhibitions, including “Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity” at the […]

  • Wreaths at the Plaza

    Holidays in New York City

    The holiday season is in full swing here in New York City.  Even though it is warm and sunny and hardly seems like December, the city is glittering with hundreds of lights, decorations, and elaborate set pieces in the department store windows.  Some classics are back , including the giant Nutcrackers and ornaments on Sixth […]

  • Battery Park and Castle Clinton

    Overdue update!

    Well, after far too long, I am finally updating our website.  My New York City Tours had a busy summer touring with groups from Italy and the USA, including an over-the-road trip to Niagara Falls, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.  The fall was gorgeous, with magnificent colors and warm sunny days, until Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy roared into […]

  • Crabapple Grove, Riverside Park

    Springtime in New York

    The past weeks have been unusually warm in the Northeast, so spring flowers have appeared in extremely quick succession in New York City’s parks and public spaces.  We have enjoyed a range of glorious colors from the sunny yellow of forsythia and daffodils in early March, to the riot of white, pink, fuchsia, and lilac on […]

  • NYSE facade

    For the first-time visitor

    First-time visitors to New York City are often overwhelmed when they find themselves surrounded by the hustle and bustle of one of the most famous cities in the world.  Visitors can use guide books and maps to orient themselves, and there is plenty of information available — right here on this website too!  However, the […]

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    Famous Sights – Grand Central Station

    In 1869, the railroad tycoon Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt had consolidated his train lines at 4th Ave. (Park Ave.) and 42nd Street at the Grand Central Depot.  It was replaced with the current Grand Central Terminal (often called Grand Central Station) (1903-1913) designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wentmore.  The slow pace of the contruction is easy […]

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Famous Sights

Rockefeller Center

Famous sights – Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center, constructed between 1931 and 1940 is one of the most recognizable landmarks in New York City.  The businessman an philanthropist. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. assmbled a professional group that included the architect and designer Raymond Hood, the real estate specialist John Todd and his associates Andrew Reinhard and Henry Hofmeister.  The urban designer Harvey Corbett […]

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Famous Sights – Grand Central Station

In 1869, the railroad tycoon Cornelius “Commodore” Vanderbilt had consolidated his train lines at 4th Ave. (Park Ave.) and 42nd Street at the Grand Central Depot.  It was replaced with the current Grand Central Terminal (often called Grand Central Station) (1903-1913) designed by the architectural firms of Reed and Stem and Warren and Wentmore.  The slow pace of the contruction is easy […]