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Take a stroll through the Financial District and a step back in time!

First Meetup for this group is the City's first neighborhood -- taking us on a journey from the 1620’s up to the present day as we cover five centuries of lower Manhattan’s rich and colorful history.  One of the great stories is how New York evolved from an obscure Dutch Trading Post into “the capital of the world.” In many ways, the USA was born in lower Manhattan where the seeds of the American Revolution were sewn and where the stock market was founded in 1792.  Magnificent landmark buildings and historic sites abound on this visit to the canyon lands of New York City including the Custom’s House, Trinity Church, the Standard Oil Building, and Federal Hall which served as America’s first Capitol.


This is a great tour for photography due to the amazing cityscapes and variety of architecture.  This is a delightful area to walk around on the weekend due to lots of less people!

To reach the meetup location by subway, the #4 or#5 subways stop at Bowling Green, as well the #1 to Rector Street and the R to Whitehall Streets.

At the end of the tour there will be the option of hanging with group members for an informal lunch or brunch.

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  • Sandra

    I have good time!!!! I am sorry I left before it ended, but I hope to see you in Harlem!

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to meetup, was I supposed to receive a message saying I was off the wait list? I'm bummed I missed out.

    April 6, 2013

    • Hank O.

      I am so sorry. The waiting list system seems to be a bit imperfect. I will likely repeat this Lower Manhattan meetup as there were many people interested who also weren't able to make it.

      April 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oh ok. Thanks for getting back! I look forward to it!

      April 8, 2013

  • Susan M.

    Had a super time on this meet up. Hank runs a great tour! Highly recommended!

    Oh, and for those who were interested in the book regarding loyalists during the Revolution and the speaker that spoke at Fraunces Tavern -- it is Unnatural Rebellion by Dr. Ruma Chopra. I hear she has a new one coming out about women in the Revolution, especially loyalist women. Its called Choosing Sides and I think its out in June. Thanks again all! Super great time and hope to see all of you soon!!

    April 7, 2013

    • Martin

      Hi Susan - Yes that was the book. Thanks!

      April 8, 2013

  • Martin

    To the lady who mentioned she would share the name of a good book on the first year of the revolution with Hank could you or Hank share the name of that book? Thanks!

    April 6, 2013

    • Martin

      No Hank mentioned that book. A lady mentioned she had another recommendation.

      April 7, 2013

    • Martin

      Hi Vickie - Yes it was regarding the Loyalists. It was great to meet you. Hope to see you again.

      April 8, 2013

  • Joan

    Loved it. Great meet up. Nice walk, nice people.

    April 7, 2013

  • Leftonred 'Lefty' A.

    Hank was great. Really well run walking tour!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting! Lot's of information, explanation, humour. I'd love to go on another stroll again!

    April 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A wonderful stroll. I'd give this tour a Goldilocks rating: just right!

    April 6, 2013

  • Toni

    Very relaxed, interesting, and informative tour. I highly recommend. I hope to go on more!

    April 6, 2013

  • Martin

    Fascinating. I had a great time.

    April 6, 2013

  • Gregg

    got caught off guard, A-train wasnt running at my stop today -- i think i will be too delayed to catch up with you

    April 6, 2013

  • jill g.

    I am so sorry will not be able to make this one. Hopefully, the next one.

    April 6, 2013

  • Cynthia

    Sorry for this late change, but a personal emergency came up and I won't be able to join you. Sorry to miss this walk.

    April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    How many miles might we cover and is there a fee?

    April 5, 2013

    • Hank O.

      I would say about 2 miles and there is no fee.

      April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds perfect to me! thank you

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My girlfriend and I would love to take a tour through the earliest settled area of New York City. That''ll be my girlfriend's first day off since starting work so if we can't go as part of the meetup, we'll probably just explore the area on our own!

    March 26, 2013

    • Hank O.

      Glad you are both now included! Looking forward to meeting you.

      April 5, 2013

  • Laurie D

    Hi
    I am so sorry I have to cancel my reservation for a "stroll back in time" at such short notice but a family emergency is having me leave for Boston tonight. I was so looking forward to the day but looking forward to future outings.

    April 5, 2013

  • Linda

    Have to cancel as ill. Look forward to the next event.

    April 5, 2013

  • jill g.

    I have a conflict...was a yes, but now I am not sure. Will let you know!

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn, had something come up.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest can't make it. But I'm looking forward very much!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My guest can't make it but I will. Look forward to this meeting!

    April 4, 2013

  • Orly R.

    I already have plans, but I am looking forward to the next walks

    March 31, 2013

  • Michael

    unfortunately for this one: I already have plans...

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Perhaps I'll bring a guest.

    March 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am so looking forward to this outing.

    March 24, 2013

  • Stephen A. S.

    If possible

    March 23, 2013

  • MenaTheCat

    Keep me posted for next time.

    March 23, 2013

  • Donna M

    Already have plans.

    March 23, 2013

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