Come discover amazing waterfront views on this walking tour of unique neighborhoods from Queens to Manhattan.
Our tour starts in historic Court Square in Queens, NYC's largest and most diverse borough. Learn the history of Long Island City-- once an independent municipality until NYC incorporated in 1898-- and how a failed Olympic is transforming this neighborhood. It ranks #1 on all US neighborhoods in terms of most new buildings built in this decade. See this transformation as we make our way to Gantry Plaza State Park, where you will see New York's most curious landmark. Here, you will enjoy the most breathtaking views of the Manhattan skyline.
From there, we will travel by ferry to Roosevelt Island. This little-known New York island is becoming an increasingly popular stop for many visitors. The island has a fascinating history... from asylums and hospitals, to a thriving residential population today. We will see its Main Street before making our way down to the FDR Four Freedoms Park. You will see the remains of a landmarked hospital designed by the architect of St Patrick's Cathedral.
But the island's most famous feature is the aerial tramway that connects it to Manhattan. Our tour will end at the tram station, where you may take the journey across the river, or continue to explore on your own.
This is a great tour for urban explorers and photographers. Tour fee includes ferry fare.
Cost: $30 per person for a 2-hour tour.