Monday, April 16, 2012
Exploring Lower Manhattan
This past weekend I officially kicked off another season of weekend touristy excursions with a brief walking tour of Lower Manhattan hosted by the NYC Transit Museum and led by Suzanne Reisman, the author of the book "Off the Beaten (Subway) Track." I've been on walking tours of Lower Manhattan before, but I don't mind joining tours covering the same areas because I always learn something new on each tour.
She was a bit quirky at times, but was quite informative with a lot dates. In the small area we walked, she threw out many history tidbits, especially of Aaron Burr, and did I mention lots of dates? She was one of more enjoyable tour guides I've had. I wouldn't mind going on another tour led by her, that is if she had another tour.
After the tour, I continued walking around the Financial District, Battery Park City and TriBeCa by myself. I find this area most enjoyable during the weekends when all the workers from the numerous business buildings around are off and away.