This unique walking tour delves into the political, financial, real estate and architectural history of Wall Street and New York City.
It begins with Henry Hudson, the corporate entrepreneur who found New York Harbor in 1609, and then was murdered by his crew on a later voyage to Hudsons Bay the following year. It also discusses Alexander Hamilton, the founding of the Bank of New York, and how Hamilton has been confused as the founder of Chase Manhattan. Chase Manhattan was founded instead by his arch-rival Aaron Burr.
The tour shows that despite such adversities as the Great Fires of 1776 and 1835, financial panics of the 19th century, the 1920 Wall Street explosion, the Crash of 1929, the stock market collapse of 1987, the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack and the financial crisis of 2008, New York and Wall Street have always recovered their position as the worlds financial capital.