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From the days of Sex and the City’s popularity when the Meatpacking District was a bit seedy, to the glitz and glamor of the Hudson Yards has evolved through inspiration, imagination, patience and fortitude.  This area is a wonderful example of public and private partnerships working together to create a new way for New Yorker’s and visitors to experience the City.  The landscape of the High Line changes with the seasons, so every visit becomes a unique opportunity to enjoy the City. This talk and virtual walk covers the history of the neighborhood from the 1800’s and the changes that led to the starchitecture been built along the High Line, starting in the Meatpacking District. As we take our virtual tour, you’ll see the interesting highlights, hear the stories about what makes each site special, and learn about the people who have contributed to its success.  We’ll end our tour at Hudson Yards, the largest private construction project in the history of the United States.  You’ll hear why this complex has created controversial discussions about what a neighborhood is and isn’t, and what it should be, from an urban design standpoint. We’ll explain how Covid has changed the way people live and work in big cities today and how developers, architects, builders, and interior designers are rethinking what successful design means utilizing these spaces...MORE


“No place epitomizes the American experience and the American spirit more than New York City.”

― Michael R. Bloomberg ―

  • See how New York has changed along the West Side from the 1800’s through today

  • Hear how an obsolete piece of infrastructure was transformed into a world-class destination

  • Learn how the population and real estate prices are changing the neighborhood

  • Discover the destinations adapting the success of the High Line and Hudson Yards

  1. These 60-90-minute presentation use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the Grand Central Terminal complex come to life. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special.  

  2. Add a visit with one of our partners or visit on your own. It’s a great way to be in a location and enjoy it.

  3. Use Kitt’s photo stops while you are on location.

  4. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

  5. Download the photos into a book to keep your memories!

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