Central Park Walking Tour
Taught by James Hoffman
James is just this guy, y'know? Humble, intelligent, charming. Eyes a color you don't know the name for. He'll take you for a bike ride with his company Albert and James in the morning, play a board game with you with his board game group Victory Pints in the evening and then prattle on about D&D and cocktails at night. Only in the morning will you realize that it was all a ploy and your jewels are no longer in the safe. Instead there's a note so beautifully written that the police officer who collects 'it' as evidence breaks downs in tears. You sob with him as the neighborhood wakes up around you.
Taking over 15 years to build, Central Park is one of New York’s most ambitious public spaces, and at 843 acres it’s larger than some countries.
Starting from the Plaza Hotel and ending at Belvedere Castle, this 2-hour walk goes over the most the most iconic parts of Central Park. We’ll wander through The Ramble, stroll down down The Mall, check out Bethesda Terrace and much more while talking about the birth of public urban parks, the famous designers Olmsted and Vaux and how the park has changed throughout the years. Along the way we’ll mention tidbits about phrenology, giant never built Manhattan pyramids, the Hudson Valley, a deadly steamboat race and more!
Please note Belvedere Castle is closed for the remainder of 2018 and will not be included in the walk.