New York

Five Days, Five Boroughs

Discover authentic New York on insider-led walks as you learn about architecture, historic monuments and cultural institutions in each of the city’s five boroughs.
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Program No. 1725RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Think you know New York? We invite you to come explore and get to know the whole city. Each day, discover fascinating aspects of each of the five boroughs on educational field trips to meet its people, experience its cultural institutions and explore historic neighborhoods with insider perspectives. Top off your experience with a ride from the inspirational to the sublime, from the rebirth of the Bronx to mansions on the Hudson.
Activity Level
Let's Go!
Walking 5–8 miles per day with lots of stairs. Public transportation used exclusively throughout program.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Discover the fascinating history and architecture of New York boroughs with narrated walks and illustrated lectures.
  • Get to know multi-ethnic Queens — the most diverse county in the U.S.
  • Walk the magnificent Brooklyn Promenade and ride a ferry past the Statue of Liberty to Staten Island.

General Notes

This is a standard Road Scholar program with a maximum of 38 participants.
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John Kriskiewicz
John is a native New Yorker with a professional degree in architecture from Pratt Institute. He has taught courses focusing on architectural and city planning history at Parsons School of Design, The Cooper Union, Fashion Institute of Technology, Stern College for Women, and Manhattan College. John has designed travel programs and lectures for many of New York City’s institutions and corporations including Road Scholar/Explore New York. He admits to a special affinity for New York’s extensive infrastructure as well as its Mid-Century Modern heritage.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
The Death And Life Of Great American Cities
by Jane Jacobs
Here Is New York
by E. B. White
The Great Bridge
by David McCullough
The Power Broker
by Robert Caro
Time and Again
by Jack Finney
New York
by Edward Rutherford
Let The Great World Spin
by Colum McCann
722 Miles: The Building of the Subways and How They Transformed New York
by Clifton Hood
Ladies & Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning
by Jonathan Maler
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
by Betty Smith
International Express: New Yorkers on the 7 Train
by Tonnelat & Kornblum
The Island at the Center of the World
by Russell Shorto
Mannahatta: A Natural History of NYC
by Sanderson & Boyer

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