Reva Cooper is a licensed tour guide and a lifelong New Yorker and performing arts promoter for thirty-odd years. She would love to share her knowledge and passion for this city with you! Reva has worked on Broadway shows and publicized major events with stars of music, dance and film. Her tours take you through exciting highlights of the city and its astounding cultural life, and include personal "insider" stories about events and personalities.
1) MIDTOWN: BROADWAY TO COLUMBUS CIRCLE
Cultural, architectural and civic highlights, from 40th to 59th Streets, including: The World of Broadway Theater; personalities, shows, restaurants, traditions; the restoration of Midtown, Rockfeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and other Fifth Avenue attractions, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Columbus Circle.
2) GREENWICH VILLAGE, EAST TO WEST
From Astor Place to the High Line (the newest, coolest place to walk). Peter Stuyvesant, the great immigrant communities, artistic pioneers, Yiddish theater, hippies, rock clubs, the birth of Off and Off-Off-Broadway, and the vibrant, diverse neighborhood life.
3) BROOKLYN'S MAGNIFICENT "BROWNSTONE BELT"
Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights
This tour begins at the Brooklyn Museum -- a McKim Mead and White masterpiece -- and ends at the 1848 Brooklyn Borough Hall (or, the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, if you'd like to have another great experience and walk back to Manhattan, or the hip DUMBO area).
Enjoy the stunning neighborhoods, the splendid nineteenth-century architecture -- houses, churches, public buildings and monuments by major architects -- as well as Revolutionary and Civil War connections, homes of famous performers, writers and the mother of Britain's greatest prime minister -- and a fantastic, 180-degree view of New York harbor.