Bike Ride: Mystery, History, Murder, and Money Tour or the Lower Manhattan Historic Ride

Visit glamorous and notorious Lower Manhattan’s most famous spots in history, infamy and unparalleled opulence, including:

  • World’s biggest gold vault
  • New York’s legendary Five Points (scene of Scorcese’s movie Gangs of New York)
  • USA’s birthplace
  • Site of Capt. Kidd’s house
  • Site of Herman Melville’s house
  • Wall St. bomb site where 36 died
  • Where Abe Lincoln’s body lay in state
  • Where President-to-be George Washington docked
  • . . . And much, much more

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More Testimony From the City Council Bike Hearing

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