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Columbia University Self-Guided Walking Tour

If you'd enjoy a self-directed tour of the remarkable Columbia University campus, let us recommend this engaging podcast audio tour.  The tour is narrated by Andrew Dolkart; a very well respected New York City architectural historian, and a Professor of architectural history in the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation who offers just the right mix of verbal description and detail. Even if you are a first time visitor to the campus, you don't need to worry about getting lost during his tour; the narrator does such a good job of directing you from site to site that it almost feels as if he's right alongside you, giving you the tour in person. There seemed to be a couple of major points that Professor Dolkart wanted to make clear to the visitors of Columbia's campus; The first being that the campus layout was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White. Secondly, Low Library is considered [...]

Columbia University Self-Guided Walking Tour2014-03-18T15:13:47-04:00

St. John the Divine Highlights Tour

One great way to check out all of the spectacular history, architecture, and artwork that the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine has to offer is to take a public "highlights tour" of the cathedral. The tours are about an hour long, and are offered on Mondays at 11 am and 2 pm; on Tuesdays-Saturdays at 11 am and 1 pm; and on Sundays beginning at 1 pm. The public highlights tour only costs $6/person and $5 for students/seniors, so it's a great, inexpensive way for individuals or groups of people to experience the picturesque Gothic Revival architectural style of the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Photo courtesy of www.yaany.org For more information on tours, you can call the the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine at 212 932-7347. If you would like more general information about the Cathedral, you can visit their webpage.

St. John the Divine Highlights Tour2014-03-18T15:15:08-04:00

Young Adult Internship Program

This post is to inform you of PAID INTERNSHIP opportunities with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation's Young Adult Internship Program. Applications Are Being Accepted Now! Earn Up To $2,500 in 14 Weeks Cannot be enrolled in school for the fall NMIC's YAIP program is funded by the NYC Department of Youth and Community Development. Our goal is to match disconnected Young Adults ages 17-24 with 14 week paid internships in the field of their interest and job readiness training. To be eligible applicant must be: Ages 17-24 Not enrolled in school, not attending a GED or employment assistance program Must be unemployed May not have received Associates or Bachelor's degrees Applicants do not need H.S diploma or GED to be eligible Interested applicants must: Come to our Washington Heights office at 76 Wadsworth Avenue (2nd floor) to apply in person. Monday’s, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 9AM-2PM. Must Bring: State ID Birth Certificate SS Card Proof of Address [...]

Young Adult Internship Program2013-09-27T14:34:29-04:00

About Open House NY Weekend

To celebrate the city’s architecture and design, the 11th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to hard hat tours and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play. Visit Website > http://ohny.org/weekend/overview Facebook |  Twitter    

About Open House NY Weekend2013-10-12T12:54:04-04:00

Summer Internships

Summer Internships for Local High School Students offers paid summer internships for high school students from the local community and upper level students at the Columbia Secondary School (CSS) for Math, Science, and Engineering. For more information, see: Internships

Summer Internships2014-03-04T17:26:28-04:00

Riverside Park

Riverside Park is Manhattan's most spectacular waterfront park, stretching four miles from 72nd to 158th Streets along the Hudson River. Since 1875, the landscapes of Frederick Law Olmsted have offered escape from the city and opportunities for people of all incomes to relax, play and socialize in tranquil settings. His design for Riverside Drive made it is one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world, affording views of the Hudson River along its serpentine route. The park offer the best view if you walk to 108th Street. The park contains a variety of monuments throughout its expanse. Located at 93rd Street and Riverside Drive, the over life-size bronze statue of Joan of Arc features her in armor, holding aloft her sword and standing in the saddle of her warhorse. The Firemen’s Memorial, a 19 foot long by 8 foot wide sarcophagus erected on a granite plaza, with a fountain and a bronze bas-relief [...]

Riverside Park2014-03-18T17:32:10-04:00

Last Stop: Manhattan School of Music

Located on West 122nd Street between Claremont Avenue and Broadway, the Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a world famous music conservatory. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. Offering hundreds of concert presentations and community events each year, Manhattan School of Music is a vigorous contributor to the cultural fabric of New York City and an important player on the world stage. Now home to 900 students from over 40 countries, the School is a thriving international community of artists. As MSM continues to grow, its focus remains the same as it was during its founding: the education of tomorrow’s leaders in the arts. The Manhattan School of Music regularly hosts musical events in the evening, and it is definitely worth giving their calendar a look before you head over, as most events are free and open to the public, [...]

Last Stop: Manhattan School of Music2018-04-24T09:51:08-04:00

Eighth Stop: The Riverside Church and the Interchurch Center

Exiting from General Grant's tomb, you cannot miss the Riverside Church, located on Riverside Drive and 120th Street where Harlem and the Upper West Side meet. Riverside Church is located right next to Sakura Park, and across the street from the Riverside Park entrance you used to look around General Grant's Tomb. Riverside Church You can't help but admire the Church's famous large size and elaborate Neo-Gothic architecture. But the church has a social justice history that extends beyond its beauty. The church is two blocks south of Grant's tomb and was the site of Jackie Robinson's funeral service in 1972. It was described by The New York Times in 2008 as "a stronghold of activism and political debate throughout its 75-year history ... influential on the nation's religious and political landscapes." It has been a focal point of global and national activism since its inception. The Church commits itself to welcoming all persons, celebrating [...]

Eighth Stop: The Riverside Church and the Interchurch Center2018-04-25T11:41:53-04:00

Seventh Stop: General Grant’s Tomb

Once you've explored Sakura Park, you can head over to General Grant's Tomb by crossing the street into Riverside Park. The park's entrance is located at the intersection of Riverside Drive and West 122nd Street, and you can take the steps up to the final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America, and the sixth stop of your tour. General Grant's Tomb is located inside of Riverside Park, with an entrance north of the Interchurch Center, on your western side. The General Grant National Memorial visitor center is open Thursday through Monday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Free talks are available to the public at the visitor center, Thursday through Monday, at the following times: 11:15 AM, 1:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. The architect of the monument, John H. Duncan, envisioned "a Monumental Tomb, no matter from what point of view it [...]

Seventh Stop: General Grant’s Tomb2018-04-25T11:42:00-04:00
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