Inside scoop on tell-all city bus tour
Take a fascinating ride through the city that never sleeps and get to the core of the Big Apple’s headline news stories and gossip, writes Leonard Greene
WELCOME to the only tour of New York that’s front-page news!
For New Yorkers and tourists who want to see the Big Apple through the eyes of the city’s most interesting and best-read newspaper, The Post delivers in spades.
Where else can sightseers learn about Rockefeller Centre, Trump Tower or Central Park, and get the scoop behind the nation’s most colourful headlines?
Because it’s not enough to have a tour guide tell you that The Plaza hotel was featured in the movie Home Alone 2, or that it hosted a lavish wedding for actors Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.
You also need to know that it hosted one of actor Charlie Sheen’s wildest celebrity meltdowns, or, as The Post put it:
‘‘ TRASHED! Sheen in coke and hooker fuelled rampage at The Plaza.’’ Now, that’s a tour. ‘‘ I want it to be fun for people,’’ Post publisher Jesse Angelo said. ‘‘ That’s the whole point. Every tour tells you about The Plaza. None of them tells you about Charlie Sheen.’’
And, none of them gives you a luxury bus plastered with The Post’s best front-page headlines.
There’s ‘‘ Toast of the Town’’, a story about a tanning-booth-obsessed New Jersey mom.
There’s ‘‘ Weiner’s Rise and Fall’’, which pretty much summed up the fall from grace of Congressman Anthony Weiner after he tweeted a crotch-shot photo and lied about it.
And, of course, there’s the grandaddy of them all, the collection of front-page words that most headline writers can only dream about: ‘‘ Headless Body in Topless Bar’’, which topped a picture of a maniacal murderer who forced a hostage at gunpoint to cut the head off a man the gunman had shot to death in a Queens bar.
If the headlines aren’t entertaining enough, clever tour guides add their unique brand of storytelling skills, not that The Post’s sensational stories need any embellishment.
Not only can they crack jokes as if they were David Letterman, but they can tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the Ed Sullivan Theatre, where Letterman does his late-night show.
‘‘ We were thrilled at the prospect of partnering with The Post on the Headlines tour. We try to offer as authentic a New York experience as possible and it doesn’t get more authentic New York than The Post,’’ said Jason Hackett, chief marketing officer for New York Cruise Lines.
The Post partnered with Metro Sightseeing to deliver this entertaining new tour. Metro Sightseeing is a sister company to Circle Line Sightseeing, both of which are owned by the privately held New York Cruise Lines.
The Headlines tour complements Metro’s existing schedule of New York City bus and boat tours.
The tour also mentions Post founder Alexander Hamilton, the nation’s first treasury secretary, who was mortally wounded in a duel with vice-president Aaron Burr.
The 21/ 2- hour tour starts at Seventh Ave and West 57th St and winds its way through Midtown, SoHo, Greenwich Village and lower Manhattan.
Tickets are $49 each from and are available at NYPost.com/tour, metrosightseeingny.com and on the bus. email@example.com
MEET THE PRESS: The New York Post tour bus in Times Square in the Big Apple; and guide Lee Gelber (right of picture) entertains visitors with the inside story.