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Stop At: East Village, Between Houston Street, Bowery, & 14th Street, New York City, NY
Discover the birthplace of American Punk and New Wave music
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Greenwich Village, 14th Street and West of Broadway, New York City, NY
This excursion is an idyllic one mile stroll from Houston Street to the West Village. We’ll guide you through some of New York’s most scenic streets and parks. This tour focuses on New York City during the 70s decade. Follow the rise of underground graffiti artists to their heights of success. Learn the cultural jargons of the street artists; tags, throws, wildstyle, and pieces.
See the emergence of Hip Hop and its founding fathers; Cool Herc, Grandmaster Flash, and Bambaataa. Understand the true meaning of Hip Hop as outline by the Elders. You’ll be stunned at which artist is the first rapper to have a number one hit on the Billboard Charts. We’ll reveal why, how, and who developed Breakdancing.
Journey with us back to the fashion trends of the 70s, from platform shoes to designer jeans. Explore the emergence of Hip Hop clothing and its leading architects of fashion.
Witness how the Music Capital of the World nurtured the careers of Kiss, Cyndi Lauper, and Madonna. Glimpse the brilliance of Steve Rubell and Ian Schrager at how they transformed an old theater into Studio 54, an acclaimed nightclub. Come and relive the disco era by partying with us on this iconic tour.
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes