Are you looking for a radical, off-kilter, New York tourism experience, plentiful with a vast amount of local and historical information? If so, then "The Counter-Cultural Walking Tour of Old NYC" (#CCTNYC) is the tour for you!
Essentially, #CCTNYC can be summed up as a unique experience, blending the known (and not so known) history of New York from 1625 to the present. Unlike the average walking tour, which is conducted from a seemingly monotone, dry, and prefabricated standpoint; this tour is conducted from an up to date, fresh, and thought provoking standpoint. This tour is DIFFERENT, because it is conducted DIFFERENTLY!
The itinerary of #CCTNYC would be the following:
• Start at Bowling Green at the steps of the Native American Musuem.
• Wall Street Area
• Zuccotti Park (Occupy Wall Street) & 9/11 Memorial
• City Hall Area
• Foley Square/The Five Points
The best way to see New York City is on foot, and if walking and history is your thing, then once again, #CCTNYC is the tour for you!
#CCTNYC operates from 9AM-3PM, Tuesday to Saturday. Sunday & Monday 9AM-10PM (Pending availability)
[Fun little tidbit: This tour guide has one of the highest sightseeing licensing test scores in the history of New York City, scoring a rare 137/150. He knows A-LOT!]
• One walks at their own discretion.
• The tour is conducted in English.
• A session takes 3-4 hours. This is factoring in break periods. Breaks are upon the request of the client. There is a lot of walking.
• For parties larger than 9 persons; a flat rate will be implemented instead of the standard per-person rate of $32
• Tipping is optional
— FOR INQUIRIES AND INTERVIEWS PERTAINING TO OCCUPY WALL STREET PLEASE EMAIL ME AT PELLA 7387 AT GMAIL DOT COM — Aloha, HOW YOU DOIN? My name is Michael Pellagatti. I am a history buff, freelance journalist and sightseeing guide. For most of my life I have lived in New York, until I relocated to Honolulu in 2019. My tours have been featured twice in the New York Times, and I have conducted excursions for the most prestigious academic institutions in the civilized world such as Yale, Columbia, and the University of London. When you are getting a tour from me, you are getting a tour from a living walking-talking encyclopedia! I am deeply involved with social justice causes in both New York and Hawai’i; being a fixture within independent media circles covering protests, breaking developments, and interviewing or featuring notable personalities such as Gloria Allred, and the late Pete Seeger. Everyone is unique in their own way, here’s what makes me unique. Professionally, I have one of the highest tour guide licensing test scores in New York City history (since the test was first administered in 2003) scoring 137 out of 150. I am the first, AND ONLY, tour guide in the history of the business to cover both New York and Honolulu. I have a legitimate claim to New York City's history, being among the small group of activists who camped out at Zuccotti Park on September 17th 2011, creating the Occupy Movement. By default that makes me a (not-so-famous) historical person not only as a tour guide, but also as an activist too! For more information follow me on twitter and Instagram @thepellareport, or visit the Counter Cultural Tour of NYC facebook page https://m.facebook.com/CCTNYC Full profile
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