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We have a suggested donation of $10 per tour, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. If you are able to donate more to cover those who can't, please do! We are a non-profit grassroots org and donations are what keep us running—or in our case, walking.


 

Trump Tour

Start Date
June 1, 2018

Start Location
W 53rd & 6th Ave

End Location
W 59th & 6th Ave

Duration
2 hours

Distance
1.5 miles

Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Language
English

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Within the midtown area we are able to get the full spectrum of the Trump story and his rise to power. The tour will focus on three main things. The first is looking into the man himself and his history. He is well connected with organized crime, illicit activity and corrupt dealings, and looking into his history in New York gives us a window into that. The second is how he, as a symbol for real estate at large, has massively changed New York’s built environment to cater to a billionaire class at the expense of working New Yorkers. The third, potentially most important, is looking at the systemic nature of Trump’s rise in New York. What Trump has done is about a lot more than the single individual, and by looking at the agencies, actors and government institutions that have supported his rise, we can come away with a larger societal understanding of justice in our country.

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Gentrification in Williamsburg

 

Start Date
June 1, 2018

Start Location
N 7th & Bedford Ave

End Location
N 6th & Kent Ave

Duration
2 hours

Distance
2 miles

Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Language
English

 

This two hour long tour of Williamsburg highlights two main themes: Gentrification and Environmental Justice. Williamsburg offers an extreme example of both of these broader themes, and thus makes a very interesting case-study neighborhood in which to delve into these issues. The roots of gentrification and the detailed history of the cause of such rapid change will be covered in depth. This tour gives participants detailed information that will enable them to understand the topic of gentrification, why it is happening, its history, who benefits, and what is driving it. The same is true of the backstory of the environmental justice movement in the area.

Themes Covered
Redlining
Neoliberalism
Displacement
Affordable Housing
Gentrification
Environmental Justice
Organizing & Resistance

 

 
 
 

People's History of Lower Manhattan

 

Start Date
June 1, 2018

Start Location
Bowling Green

End Location
African Burial Ground

Duration
2 hours

Distance
2 miles

Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible

Language
English

 

Lower Manhattan is the foundation of western society in New York. Yet, the vast majority of New York history is non western. We start the tour with an overview of Indigenous history in NYC. We then move on to walk through slave history of New York, checking out a former slave market, the burial ground, and a stop on the underground railroad. We then move on to discuss wall street corruption, with a particular emphasis on what happened in the 2008 financial crisis.

Themes Covered
Indigenous History of NYC
Slave History of NYC
2008 Collapse
Occupy Wall Street
Islamophobia

 

 
 
 

Environmental Justice in Gowanus

 

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Union St & 4th Ave

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Gowanus is an intensely contaminated community that is simultaneously undergoing multiple processes of environmental remediation and gentrification. The tour will explore these dynamics and the challenges and opportunities posed by the Gowanus Canal Superfund Clean Up, the rapid disappearance of commercial establishments and services that are affordable to low and moderate-income households and the recently announced housing authority plan to build market-rate apartments at Wyckoff Gardens. You will also learn about the Turning the Tide initiative, a multi-neighborhood effort that focuses on building social and environmental resiliency in five Brooklyn public housing developments in the face of climate change.

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Queer History Tour

 

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Writer, storyteller, and queer legend Jay Toole leads folks on a walking tour of the West Village, stopping at important places along the way sharing personal stories, and historical moments. Hear more about  the neighborhood through stories about historic lesbian bars, the Women’s House of D (Detention), homelessness in Washington Square park, the mafia's connection to local gay bars and much more.

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Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn

 

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Vegan Food Tour of the Lower East Side

 

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