Waikiki: Gotham Style, is a walking excursion presented by two-time New York Times’ featured tour guide, Michael Pellagatti — linking the hidden parallels between Oahu’s most famous neighborhood and New York, 5000 miles away. At first glance, one would not expect New York City to have any sort of influence on Waikiki, but upon further examination, their stories are quite similar in respects to culture, commerce, architecture, and even urban design! This experience is unlike anything presented yet in Hawaii, and can’t be missed whether you are first time visitor or frequent visitor!
Excursion begins at Ala Moana Park Drive. We will explore the one mile stretch that is Waikiki and we will finish in Queen Kapiolani Park. This tour is conducted in English. Bring good shoes and a camera! The duration of the experience is approximately two hours. Gratuities are not mandatory, but are very much appreciated!
— 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 ⋅ Leave a Review
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