Diamonds and Sabotage: Clandestine Affairs and Wartime Intrigue in Midtown

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Taught by Lucie Levine

Lucie Levine is the founder of Archive on Parade, a local tour and event company that aims to take New York’s fascinating history out of the archives and into the streets. She’s a Native New Yorker, and licensed New York City tour guide, with a passion for the city’s fascinating social, political and cultural history.


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Only in New York: A sabotage ring is run from a yacht club. An opera singer presides over a safe-house. A celebrated theater hides top-secret naval intelligence in plain sight.

Join us for a walk through Midtown. As we inspect some of New York's finest hotels and most elegant office towers, we'll find out how some of the city's most prestigious addresses became the center of an international secret world during the World Wars.

This walking tour meets in front of the Peninsula Hotel at 5th Avenue and 55th Street. A reminder will be sent the day before the walk. 

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