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Donnie Walks NYC Complete tour of Lower Manhattan including 400 years of history, architecture and fun facts. We start at the Charging Bull and end at City Hall.
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The tour covers 60 buildings, 8 public works of art, 6 parks and 30 persons of interest. The tour also focuses on architectural details through the eyes of a photographer. SCHEDULED TIMES
Sunday August 15th 12:30pm

THE TOUR IS 3 1/2 HOURS AND INCLUDE THE HARBOUR AND ALL OF WALL STREET AND PINE STREET. PRICE: $20.00

PLEASE EMAIL TO RESERVE AS THE TOUR WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. PAYMENT WILL BE

The tour covers 60 buildings, 8 public works of art, 6 parks and 30 persons of interest. The tour also focuses on architectural details through the eyes of a photographer. SCHEDULED TIMES
Sunday August 15th 12:30pm

THE TOUR IS 3 1/2 HOURS AND INCLUDE THE HARBOUR AND ALL OF WALL STREET AND PINE STREET. PRICE: $20.00

PLEASE EMAIL TO RESERVE AS THE TOUR WILL BE LIMITED TO 20 PEOPLE. PAYMENT WILL BE

Operating as usual

Just realized I forgot the pic earlier today. Here it is.
01/06/2014

Just realized I forgot the pic earlier today. Here it is.

18-20 w 8th St in 1915. The group of buildings still exist and recently went through some renovation and cleanup. One in...
01/06/2014

18-20 w 8th St in 1915. The group of buildings still exist and recently went through some renovation and cleanup. One interesting building is the darker one towards the back. When the other buildings were worked on, this one was left out of the work. About a year after the work was done around 2009, the owner finally redid that building to match the rest of the block.

(Source:MCNY)

The skyline of Downtown New York City in 1931. This shot is from Pier Six. (Source: MCNY)
01/06/2014

The skyline of Downtown New York City in 1931. This shot is from Pier Six.

(Source: MCNY)

Wonderful view of the American Surety building in 1931. I like the way Trinity Church is silhouetted against 1 Wall Stre...
12/25/2013

Wonderful view of the American Surety building in 1931. I like the way Trinity Church is silhouetted against 1 Wall Street. The cute tiny building between the two towers has been torn down and replaced by a nondescript tower.

(Source: MCNY)

William Goldberg store on 9th street and Broadway in 1937. (Source: MCNY)
12/24/2013

William Goldberg store on 9th street and Broadway in 1937.

(Source: MCNY)

! Macdougal Alley in 1927. The building still stands with a dry cleaners on the first floor. (Source:MCNY)
12/24/2013

! Macdougal Alley in 1927. The building still stands with a dry cleaners on the first floor.

(Source:MCNY)

A wonderful view of Lower Manhattan from under the Brooklyn Bridge in 1935. (Source: MCNY)
12/24/2013

A wonderful view of Lower Manhattan from under the Brooklyn Bridge in 1935.

(Source: MCNY)

Aerial view of Grace Church on Broadway in 1954. (Source: MCNY)
12/23/2013

Aerial view of Grace Church on Broadway in 1954.

(Source: MCNY)

The completed 1 New York Plaza with 2 New York Plaza going up next to it around 1970. This pic shows the beginning of th...
12/23/2013

The completed 1 New York Plaza with 2 New York Plaza going up next to it around 1970. This pic shows the beginning of the change of the East River port area. The towers, over the next 20 years to Fulton Street where it is stopped by the South Street Seaport Historical District.

(Source:MCNY)

St Johns Chapel on Varick Street, Tribeca in 1910. When Varick was expanded to accommodate the expansion of Seventh Aven...
12/22/2013

St Johns Chapel on Varick Street, Tribeca in 1910. When Varick was expanded to accommodate the expansion of Seventh Avenue, (An evil road that plowed through the middle of the West Village and makes me hate most urban planners), there was a plan to save the church. but the Episcopalian Diocese demolished it in 1918.

I would also note how close it looks to the more famous St Pauls Chapel on Broadway.

(Source: MCNY)

Fishmongers at the Fulton Fish Market in 1940. (Source: MCNY)
12/21/2013

Fishmongers at the Fulton Fish Market in 1940.

(Source: MCNY)

The SS Panama heading up the Hudson past Lower Manhattan in 1939. I love this shot because the 4 back towers (1 Wall St,...
12/21/2013

The SS Panama heading up the Hudson past Lower Manhattan in 1939. I love this shot because the 4 back towers (1 Wall St, 40 Wall St, 70 Pine St and 20 Exchange PL) line up nicely. I also want to point out the piers that will be replaced in 30 years by Battery City.

(Source: MCNY)

Casting Factory at 670 Broadway in 1917. (Source:MCNY)
12/21/2013

Casting Factory at 670 Broadway in 1917.

(Source:MCNY)

3-6 Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village in 1915. This has been demolished and replaced by a crappy apartment building. ...
12/20/2013

3-6 Sheridan Square in Greenwich Village in 1915. This has been demolished and replaced by a crappy apartment building.

(Source: MCNY)

40 Wall Street tower in 1930. I think this was taken from 63 Wall Street, but 20 Exchange Place is possible too. The two...
12/20/2013

40 Wall Street tower in 1930. I think this was taken from 63 Wall Street, but 20 Exchange Place is possible too. The two temple type tops of the buildings to the right is 48 Wall Street and a building that I think was torn down to make room for 60 Wall Street.

(Source: MCNY)

Alice Palmer resting by the fire at The Village Store in 1911. (Source: LOC)
12/20/2013

Alice Palmer resting by the fire at The Village Store in 1911.

(Source: LOC)

Sheridan Square where W 4th Street and Washington Place meet at Seventh Avenue in 1930. The space at the foreground is f...
12/19/2013

Sheridan Square where W 4th Street and Washington Place meet at Seventh Avenue in 1930. The space at the foreground is filled with a viewing garden now.

(Source:MCNY)

Communist Bookstore, 13th and Broadway in 1942. (Source: LOC)
12/19/2013

Communist Bookstore, 13th and Broadway in 1942.

(Source: LOC)

The entrance to the Washington Mews from University Place in 1918. This still looks the same except that there is an apa...
12/16/2013

The entrance to the Washington Mews from University Place in 1918. This still looks the same except that there is an apartment tower filling the skyline now.

(Source:MCNY)

Hell Gate Bridge under construction in 1915.
12/16/2013

Hell Gate Bridge under construction in 1915.

Greenwich and Trinity Streets heading north in 1915. The tall building to the right is the Adams Express Building on Bro...
12/15/2013

Greenwich and Trinity Streets heading north in 1915. The tall building to the right is the Adams Express Building on Broadway. The buildings in the bottom left have been torn down and replaced by the Battery Brooklyn tunnel approach. This looks to be taken from the Whitehall Building.

Source:MCNY)

Fraunces Tavern in 1890. This was 10 years before it was completely redone in the Colonial style. (Source: LOC)
12/15/2013

Fraunces Tavern in 1890. This was 10 years before it was completely redone in the Colonial style.

(Source: LOC)

This, for me is an amazing shot from 1935. I haven't posted many photos of the west side of Downtown NYC because there d...
10/15/2013

This, for me is an amazing shot from 1935. I haven't posted many photos of the west side of Downtown NYC because there don't seem to be many. From right to left, the big buildings are.....1 Wall Street. US realty and Trinity Buildings with the top of the Banker Trust and 20 Exchange Place poking above them. The Equitable Building with the top of 40 Wall Street. 70 Pine Street hanging out by itself. And, last but not least, the Singer Tower that has been torn down.

And I love the way that auto repair shop hangs out in the foreground! Beautiful Composition!

(Source: MCNY)

One of many Vanderbilt mansions in NYC during the Gilded Age. None of them survives.
10/15/2013

One of many Vanderbilt mansions in NYC during the Gilded Age. None of them survives.

10/15/2013

Cool photograph of a hot dog stand on West and Moore streets in 1935

70 Pine Street Main entrance. I love the way the included a copy of the skyscraper in the center column. This building i...
10/14/2013

70 Pine Street Main entrance. I love the way the included a copy of the skyscraper in the center column. This building is now in the process of being turned into a residential building.

(Source: MCNY)

Mulberry Bend, one of the most notorious sections of Five Points, was torn down and replaced with a park by Calvert Vaux...
10/14/2013

Mulberry Bend, one of the most notorious sections of Five Points, was torn down and replaced with a park by Calvert Vaux.

(Source: Wiki)

Downtown skyline in 1925. The buildings you see here, left to right; Bankers Trust, a building torn down, Equitable Buil...
10/14/2013

Downtown skyline in 1925. The buildings you see here, left to right; Bankers Trust, a building torn down, Equitable Building, Singer Tower, and the Woolworth Building.

(Source: NYPL)

A statue of Mayor Abraham de Peyster. He was appointed mayor in 1691. This statue was installed at Bowling Green in the ...
10/13/2013

A statue of Mayor Abraham de Peyster. He was appointed mayor in 1691. This statue was installed at Bowling Green in the 1890s by great-great-great grandson. It was moved to Hanover Square until 2011 when the Square was redesigned and became the Queen Elizabeth 9-11 memorial garden. The statue now sits in storage. This photo was taken in the 1930s.

East 14th Street and Broadway in 1910. Printed on border: "Made from the Lumiere Sigma plate. The C. P. Goers American O...
10/13/2013

East 14th Street and Broadway in 1910.

Printed on border: "Made from the Lumiere Sigma plate. The C. P. Goers American Optical Co.'s lenses used exclusively." "W. L. Douglas Shoe ; United cigar store ; Crystal Hall (one cent to nickel amusement) Comedy Theatre ; Brill Brothers, clothing and men's furnishings ; Childs' restaurant ; Goldsmith & Co., men's clothing ; Spingler Café ; Lincoln's monument faces Broadway."

On Broadway looking south from Barclay Street in 1901. (Source:MCNY)
10/12/2013

On Broadway looking south from Barclay Street in 1901.

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Public Bath on First Avenue and East 23rd Street in 1905. There were many public baths in New York City that isn't aroun...
10/05/2013

Public Bath on First Avenue and East 23rd Street in 1905. There were many public baths in New York City that isn't around anymore. This one survived because a public pool was built behind it.

(Source: MCNY)

Public Bath on First Avenue and East 23rd Street in 1905. There were many public baths in New York City that isn't aroun...
10/05/2013

Public Bath on First Avenue and East 23rd Street in 1905. There were many public baths in New York City that isn't around anymore. This one survived because a public pool was built behind it.

(Source: MCNY)

Pell Street in Chinatown in 1955. (Source: MCNY)
10/05/2013

Pell Street in Chinatown in 1955.

(Source: MCNY)

View of Downtown New York from Battery Park in 1938. It includes 3 of the 4 Skyscrapers that opened by 1932. (Source: MC...
10/05/2013

View of Downtown New York from Battery Park in 1938. It includes 3 of the 4 Skyscrapers that opened by 1932.



(Source: MCNY)

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