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    Woolworth Building Tour (30 Min)

    Woolworth Tours
    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, such as the corbels with likenesses of the building's owner, Frank W. Woolworth and Cass Gilbert, the architect. Along the way, your guide will give you some fun trivia that will be sure to surprise you! There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
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    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New York's interesting naval history.Visit some of the yard's most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story 'green' industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps. To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers. You'll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!
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    9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Walking Tour

    Things to do in New York City
    Never forget September eleventh; memorialize the most devastating attack on our nation's soil in decades. Take a one-and-a-half-hour walking tour of Ground Zero and the National September Eleventh Memorial, and gain insight into the attacks on the World Trade Center. A local guide shares firsthand stories of the event and its aftermath while you visit 9/11-related sites such as St Paul's Chapel, the Fireman's Memorial and the reflecting pools, dedicated to the thousands of lives lost. You may also upgrade your tour to include a pre-reserved ticket to the One World Observatory and look out over the New York skyline. Take a moment to remember the tragic events of nine eleven and to mourn those lost that day.
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    Crash Course: Quick & Dirty Portrait Photography

    Brooklyn Central
    Making a great portrait doesn't necessarily require expensive gear. Take one of the most famous portraits of all time: Steve McCurry's Afghan Girl, shot for the cover of National Geographic in 1985 using only a 35mm camera and natural light. It's not the tools themselves that do the job, but rather the mind creating with them. In this illuminating Crash Course we'll help you to observe, visualize and control natural light, demonstrating how light and shadow, as well as different focal lengths, affect the dimensions of the human face. You'll get valuable practice photographing people and learn to put subjects at ease. Make vivid portraits a part of your everyday.
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    Birthplace of Hip Hop Tour

    Hush Tours
    Got a thing for clever rhymes? Then this tour should make for good times. You'll be popping and locking your way round the Big Apple alongside a guide with ties to the hip hop industry for a unique perspective into the city's critical role in the birth of one of the most culturally transformative music genres in all of history. You'll travel through Harlem and into the Bronx, where secret battle sites and historic club central to the hip hop scene await your exploration. You'll have the chance to check out locations famed for their role in music videos and movies with ties to hip hop, the Graffiti Wall of Fame, Harlem World, the Apollo Theater, Yankee Stadium, and famous city murals dedicated to figures who influenced the hip hop genre. And as a memento of your musical journey, you'll have a chance to get photographs with your guide and autographs. Don't forget to bring the bling!
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    Woolworth Building Tour (60 Min)

    Woolworth Tours
    Granted New York City Landmark status in 1983, the Woolworth Building is normally closed to the public, but on this private tour, you can get exclusive access to all three areas of the main lobby! Your tour guide will provide a brief discussion of some of the more important elements of the building, including the neo-Gothic architecture of its unique terracotta exterior. You'll also learn more about the building's interior, from the lobby to the lower level. Along the way, you'll learn more about the designers and the owners of the Woolworth Building. There will be time for you to ask questions and photographs are allowed but no flash or videos are permitted.
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    NYC Landmarks Photo Tour

    Citifari
    Most New Yorkers have seen the famous landmarks, Grand Central Station, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, and the list goes on. But what if you could see these structures in a new light, capturing the essence of the "city that never sleeps?" During this three hour workshop with Citifari, you will not only be taking pictures, but the instructor will provide you with explanations of photography, composition, and camera settings for the perfect image. You'll be able to put this knowledge to the test immediately by snapping photos of the landmarks New Yorkers take for granted. Enjoy a wonderful stroll around the city and see it in a different light... literally, there's a sunset.
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    Mad Men Cocktails Tour Experience

    Sidewalks of NY Tours
    Mad Men fans will delight in this tour of three establishments features on the hit show. Step into the shoes of a 1960's advertising executive during this bar-hopping tour of Madison Avenue. Along the way, your guide will fill you in on the historical importances of these locales, and how their past was recreated on the show. Inside the bars, you'll be treated to three complimentary cocktails. Of course, you're free to purchase more if you'd like, in addition to ordering up some of the delicious foods these venues have to offer. Be sure and dress in your best 60's attire to complete the feel. Channel your inner Betty or Don while you're sipping on that Tom Collins, you might just come up with the next great automobile ad.
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    SoHo Photo Tour

    Citifari
    SoHo: Williamsburg before Williamsburg. What used to be the rustic, artist haven has since transformed into one of NYC's trendiest, most expensive districts. Housing an eclectic mix of art galleries, historic warehouses, and shops (shops and more shops), SoHo attracts tourists and locals alike. Citifari will take you on a journey through this trendy district to capture the artistic history with the neighborhood's distinctive cast iron details, unique SoHo scenes and the Haggin building. Meshing together two worlds, you'll learn photo fundamentals like composition, camera settings, and perfect angle techniques to take the best pictures. Perfect your camera skills in one of NYC's most infamous areas!
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    Crash Course: Camera Basics

    Brooklyn Central
    Ever wonder why your photographs are coming out too dark, out of focus, blurry, or off-balance? If so, Crash Course is your three hour solution. Crash Course: Camera Basics is an efficient, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to explore the fundamentals of your camera. We'll get you up and running quickly, showing you what's up with all the buttons and dials, the different modes available, and how to read your light meter. You'll learn about basic exposure control, and just become more familiar with your camera in general. It is designed on the premise that you have little to no prior knowledge of using your digital camera, and that you want to get up and running in as little time as possible (this is New York City after all). The class will focus entirely on helping you to get acqainted with all of your digital camera's features and functions. And of course to have fun while doing so.
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