Remember now that winter weather is here, when it is cold or snowy
all outdoor tours are replaced by Subway Art Tour One.
All tours must be booked at least 36 hours before their start time.
Costs per person > Adults, $30; Seniors, 65+, $20; and Youths, 13 to 18, $15
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In the interest of fairness to all tour guests, please keep in mind that
all tours begin on time. There are no refunds. All sales are final. If the weather is rainy, snowy, windy or bitterly cold, all outdoor tours will be replaced with the Subway Art Tour. You will be notified by e-mail when there is a tour change.
All tour participants assume normal liability for their behavior during tours.
Guided walking tours are a great value for your vacation dollars. They prove to be time savers, focusing attention on the Big Apple’s sights that you want to see. We will guide you about New York efficiently and economically. Our tours aim to be the highlight of your New York visit with entertaining information.
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On the Greenwich Village Walking Tour you will see the house where Emma Lazarus lived. The New Colossus, Lazarus’s best-known work, is immortalized on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty. She donated her 1883 sonnet to an auction which raised money to build the pedestal for America’s New Colossus, the Statue of Liberty. The pedestal was the first major design commission for a French-trained, American-born architect, Richard Morris Hunt. Mr. Hunt would go on to be the leading architect of the Gilded Age, designing houses for the Vanderbilts and others, as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. See the monument to Mr. Hunt at the edge
of Central Park, at Fifth Avenue and East 70th St.,
opposite The Frick Collection.
The New Colossus
by Emma Lazaus (1849–1887)
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Come along, let’s talk about and walk about New York!
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