“This is the BEST walking tour of New York. Bruce Burnside really knows his stuff…. Even though I have studied Early New York and New Amsterdam history extensively, since I am descended from the early Dutch, I learned so much about downtown Manhattan. I would recommend this self-guided tour to everyone. It is very easy to understand… and he slips the history in, in a way to make it very interesting, relevant and fun. If you are visiting New York, even if you grew up here – get this tour and just do it!”
Homage to City Between: Old New York & Seaport. With a warm narrative and a nicely syncopated rhythm between walking and storytelling, this self-guided audio walking tour brings listeners’ attention to the subtleties of the architecture and geography of lower Manhattan, and traces the stories between that make an image of New York City’s transformation over four centuries. Some of the stories describe the tension between past and present, writ large between skyscrapers and archaeology. Some encourage us to notice the old Dutch waterways and the unbounded land reclamation that has followed, despite the tides of the City that occasionally reclaim its original shoreline. City Between employs an extensive cast of New York City’s most well known characters and some quite the opposite. By attending to small details, Burnside draws a much larger picture of Manhattan over the centuries. I really enjoyed my tour!