“The tour begins outside Grand Central Terminal, as good a place as any to transport people back in time . . . an exhaustive but not exhausting trip back through time . . .”
The experience starts in the New York Sports Tours-branded vehicle near the western exterior of Grand Central Terminal, on East 44th Street at Vanderbilt Avenue, near the southern side of the Yale Club (around the corner from the club’s main entrance).
To reach the vehicle by foot from Grand Central’s iconic main concourse clock, walk up the staircase located to the right of the large train departure board, exit onto Vanderbilt Avenue, turn right, then cross the street at 44th Street.
Grand Central is a stop on the 4, 5, 6, 7 and S subway lines and Metro North Railroad’s Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines and is on the M101, M102, M103, M1, M2, M3, M4, Q32 and M42 bus routes.
The experience ends at Manhattan’s Keens Steakhouse at 72 West 36th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues (close to Sixth Avenue).
Keens is fewer than a dozen blocks from the start, within two blocks of Macy’s flagship store, two blocks north of the Empire State Building, within three blocks of Penn Station, and near the Herald Square bus and subway stops.
“It’s amazing! . . . The hip-museum-on-wheels tour expertly navigates midtown . . . spots with interesting sports lore . . . you’ll come away with a keen sense for just how important the role of sports has played in shaping the city’s culture through the years — and continues to.”