WFSNY Events


OCT | 2013

Wall Street Walking Tour with Lunch at Delmonico's and Dinner at North End Grill Event #1170

This is our fourth annual Walking Tour, following on sold-out tours of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx, Harlem in Manhattan, and Red Hook/Williamsburg in Brooklyn.

Since 1792, when two dozen brokers met under a buttonwood tree to form the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street has been the center of the financial world. We begin with a prosecco and hors d’ouerves lunch at America’s first restaurant, Delmonico’s, at 56 Beaver Street. We will view the restored 1891 dining room and discuss the history of the restaurant, its many outposts and its central role in culinary history. We then walk down Stone and Beaver Streets to examine the historic buildings, stopping at another early restaurant:  Fraunces Tavern, named after Samuel Fraunces, who opened the restaurant in 1762. 

Our tour continues to Bowling Green to view the historic gate, then a walk up Broadway:  the Custom House, Standard Oil, Cunard Line, Bank of New York, AT&T, and the Woolworth Building.  We end at the oldest structure in New York that is still in the same spot:  St. Paul's (we view Washington's pew) on Vesey Street.  In between, we stop at the New York Stock Exchange, 11 Wall Street.  We will view the floor of the historic 1903 building. We then continue past the World Trade Center, where the Freedom Tower is now the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and pass into the World Financial Center.

Our dinner is at Danny Meyers’ North End Grill, which received two stars in the New York Times.  Chef Floyd Cardoz, formerly of acclaimed Indian restaurant Tabla, will prepare a 5-course seasonal tasting menu with special wines selected to pair with each course.