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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 been an evolution of 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 has been designed to change with the seasons, so every visit becomes a unique experience. This talk and virtual walk will show the history of the neighborhood from the 1800’s and the changes that have led to the starchitecture that has been built along the High Line starting in the Meatpacking District. As we take our virtual tour, you’ll see the interesting highlights and hear the stories about what makes each site special and 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 look at how Covid has changed how people live and work in big cities today and how developers, architects, builders, interior designers are rethinking what successful design means who utilized 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 presentations use over 100 images taking you on a visual journey which makes the City come to life. Whether —it’s your first visit or a local New Yorker, gain an insider’s perspective on makes New York so special. 

  2. Add a visit the site with Kitt Garrett, or one of our partners, or explore the area on your own.

  3. Kitt can provide either a 2-hour walking tour, 4-hour half day or 6-hour full day tour at additional cost.

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

  5. Upload your photos into Tripcast.

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

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