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New York City 90 Minute Historical Cruise Tour

 

New York Waterways

Pier 78, 455 12th Avenue

New York New York NY United States

Tags: Boat Cruise

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New York City 90 Minute Historical Cruise Tour Details

90 Minute Historical NYC Cruise Tour

Venue
New York Waterways
Pier 78, 455 12th Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Date/Time
Every Tuesday and Sunday
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

On the exciting and informative New York History Cruise, a licensed New York City Tour Guide will supply entertaining and informative facts about the history of New York City; its various waterways, its waterfront development, and other unique areas and neighborhoods that will be observed from our ferry. Boats depart every Tuesday and Sunday at 11am. New York Waterways is conveniently located at Pier 78, 455 12th Avenue

* Empire State Building
o Built during the American Great Depression in 1930. It has 103 floors and 6500 window.
* Statue of Liberty
o A gift from France that arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885.
* Ellis Island
o From 1892 to 1954, over twelve million immigrants entered the United States through this portal.
* Governors Island
o A 172-acre island in Upper New York Bay, about one-half mile from the southern tip of Manhattan Island. The Smothers Brothers (Tom and Dick) were both born on Governors Island.
* Brooklyn Bridge
o Completed in 1883, this is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States.
* Manhattan Bridge
o Completed in 1909, this bridge is 6,855ft long connecting Lower Manhattan at Canal Street with Brooklyn at Flatbush Avenue.
* Williamsburg Bridge
o Completed in 1903, this bridge is 7,308ft long connecting the lower East Side of Manhattan with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn.
* United Nations
o Although the UN is located on 18 acres of land in NYC, the land and building are not part of the US. They are officially international territory and belong to the UN member nations. The UN has
its own fire dept, security force, and postal service.
* Wall Street
o Home to the New York Stock Exchange and the NY financial community. From 1653 to 1699 a wooden wall stood on what is now Wall Street. The wall was build by Dutch settlers to protect themselves from attacks by American Indians, the British, and New Englanders.