- 4 hours
- Central Park
- Rockefeller Center
- Radio City Music Hall
- Time Square
- Empire State Building
- 4 hours with a Ph.D. or MA-level guide
- Optional Empire State Building tickets
- Optional Car Service and hotel pick-up
Continuing south we may pass through Time Square or Bryant Park before making out way to Grand Central Station. Gazing up at the beautifully decorated concourse, we’ll discuss the evolution of transportation in New York before hopping onto a train ourselves. Climbing aboard the New York City Subway, we’ll shuttle down to our final stop - The Empire State Building.
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Monica Valley is a media designer and an art historian, specializing in later twentieth century art. A popular teacher in New York museums and galleries, she is currently pursuing doctoral studies focusing on the early work of Robert Rauschenberg. Monica has programmed and led art study tours to India, Italy and Portugal, and is fluent in Portuguese.
A specialist in Renaissance and Baroque art, Irina Oryshkevich teaches art and architectural history at Columbia University where she also earned her PhD in 2003. She has published numerous articles in her field, worked for several New York Old Master galleries, and received fellowships for her academic work from the National Gallery in Washington, the Fulbright Foundation, the Getty, the Society of Fellows and the Italian Academy (both at Columbia) and the American Philosophical Society. In addition to teaching in her area of specialization, Irina, a native New Yorker with a deep interest in local history, has been offering a class on the architecture of New York City at Columbia for the past four years.
Ben Rubin holds a bachelor's degree from Hanover College, a Master's from Western Carolina University, and is completing his Ph.D. at Drew University. He is also a graduate of the Cornell School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. His work has been published in the Journal of Backcountry Studies and in Southern Campaigns of the American Revolution. In addition to academic experience, Ben worked as a docent at the Biltmore House in Asheville, and as a whitewater raft guide on the Nantahala River.