Counter Cultural Lower Manhattan - in New York - LikeALocal Guide

Counter Cultural Lower Manhattan


22 USD

With 20,000 hours worth of research, 7 years worth of experience, and having lived in the area for 32 years being 5th generation to the New York City Area — Michael Pellagatti shows off Lower Manhattan and explains how its colonial history still impacts the present on a sociopolitical level.

Duration: 2 hours
    Available in
  • English

History nerd, passionate about social justice causes, loves watching pro wrestling and going on hikes in nature and the city.

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  • Bowling Green where the city began, and where the most iconic moment of the American Revolution occurred
  • The New York Stock Exchange & Wall Street, the scene of where the United States federal government was formed.
  • The 9/11 Memorial & Zuccotti Park, where two of the most important sociopolitical episodes of 21st Century happened

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This tour begins at the steps of the Native American American Museum, behind the charging bull. The first part of the tour goes through how the area has hosted the fort that of which day to day life around New-Amsterdam revolved around. In addition we will discuss slavery and the American Revolution.

Second part of the tour we head toward Wall Street, where we will see the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall. We will discuss the establishment of the United States Federal Government. The Highs and Lows of the Market and protests.

We will then head to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the 2011 Occupy Wall Street Movement. We will file past the 9/11 Memorial, and finish our tour in City Hall Park where the Brooklyn Bridge is a short distance away.

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What’s included & not included

  • Bathroom Break
  • Transit by car

Meeting point

Museum of the American Indian Steps (1 Broadway, New York, NY, USA)

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