Wall Street Walks Run Special ‘Sandy’ Tours with Profits Donated to the South Street Seaport Museum

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In response to customer demands and in consultation with local businesses, Wall Street Walks announces additional points of interest highlighting the impact of super storm Sandy have been added to their popular Lower Manhattan walking tours until the end of the year. Taking tourists to affected areas to demonstrate the high water points, the impact on businesses and infrastructure but more importantly the success of the recovery operation will show that Lower Manhattan is open for business. In addition, profits from these tours are being donated to South Street Seaport Museum who's newly refurbished buildings suffered extensive flood damage.

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We walk hundreds of visitors around Lower Manhattan every week. This is a great way to highlight that businesses are open as usual.

Local businesswoman Annaline Dinkelmann has been ‘walking the walk’ in Lower Manhattan for over 5 years where she runs the walking tour company, Wall Street Walks (http://www.wallstreetwalks.com). As soon as the clean-up operation was underway, Annaline started talking to customers and fellow business owners and identified an opportunity to help support the community get back on its feet by adding new points of interest highlighting the impact of Sandy to their already successful tours.

By taking tourists into areas affected by the storm, highlighting the effects on businesses and infrastructure and how they’ve recovered, Annaline will provide additional local interest to her clients, and potential customers for those businesses affected.

In addition 100% of the profits from those tours will be donated to the South Street Seaport Museum, which along with Wall Street Walks, provides a key role in educating local Children about the Manhattan’s history. Having reopened in January 2012 following extensive refurbishments, the museums historic buildings suffered extensive flood damage during the storm.

“Customers were immediately asking about the impact of the storm on the areas featured in tours they had booked. In fact many of our customers were worried that Manhattan was effectively closed. At the same time, business owners are desperate to get the message out they were ‘open as usual’”

“The South Street Seaport Museum is such a fantastic educational resource, we want to help them gat back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

As the flood waters recede and downtown New York cleans up and gets back on its feet, we are left with many reminders of the effects of the storm. Until the end of the year, Wall Street Walks will be adding points of interest to their regular walking tours so that visitors to New York can witness the impact of Hurricane Sandy. The height of flood waters, the damage done to local businesses, the flooded infrastructure of downtown and the widespread recovery efforts will be highlighted at various points during each tour.

More information is available on the following Sandy Walking Tours page (http://www.wallstreetwalks.com/sandy.php)

About Wall Street Walks - http://www.wallstreetwalks.com
Wall Street Walks is an award winning Tour Company providing guided walking tours of downtown Manhattan’s Financial District. With a focus on the rich history of this area, Wall Street Walks tours offer tourists and locals an insight into the financial and geopolitical history of New Amsterdam and New York. Far from a boring history lesson, Wall Street Walks tours reveal the colorful stories behind the world largest financial center, the historical significance of America’s oldest buildings, and the characters that built the city up from a Dutch outpost to the most powerful city in the world. Many of our guides have worked on Wall Street bringing personal stories to add depth to the facts.

About South Street Seaport Museum - http://www.southstreetseaportmuseum.org
Founded on May 22, 1967, and newly revitalized under the management of the Museum of the City of New York, the South Street Seaport Museum has three floors of galleries in Schermerhorn Row opened on January 25, 2012, with 16 historic and contemporary installations interweaving the city, the sea, and the Seaport neighbourhood. Also welcoming the public once again are the lightship Ambrose, with a brand-new hull, and schooner Pioneer, with new sails and a new transmission—as well as the 19th-century letterpress print shop Bowne & Co., Stationers. Thousands of children and teachers have already participated in re-launched education programs, and a lively slate of lectures, symposia, and tours is underway.

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