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
Allow me to introduce myself! I am Michael Pellagatti and I am a hardcore history buff and a sightseeing guide. I am 29 years old, and I have lived in the New York Metropolitan area my whole life. When you are getting a tour from me, you are getting an authentic experience from a person who is actually from the area! Right now, my "day job" is to conduct bus tours, however in good time this fact will be altered! When I am not guiding tours, I participate in community activism and am a fixture within independent media circles covering protests, breaking developments, and interviewing or featuring notable personalities (in the past I have interviewed attorney Gloria Allred, and captured one of the final performances from the late Pete Seeger) What makes me special? Everyone one is unique in their own way, however I suppose I should go into what makes me unique. Professionally, I have one of the highest licensing test scores in New York City history (since the test was first administered in 2003) scoring 137 out of 150. I am also extremely well read, spending on average four to six hours a day reading up on the history of New York and taking many notes to accompany my inquiry for knowledge. Also, unlike other guides, 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 and kicked off Occupy Wall Street. By default that makes me a (not-so-famous) historical person! Would it not be cool to get a history tour from a person who has lived and was a part of history, as opposed to someone who conducts tours from a standpoint of an outsider? This is something to think about! For more information follow me on twitter @thepellareport, or @OccupyTourNYC or visit the Counter Cultural Tour of NYC facebook page https://m.facebook.com/CCTNYC Full profile
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