We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Copyright still pending.)
A service, dubbed Prettygirl City Tours, will set you up with historical tours of the city, led by a pretty girl. Oh, and you’ll both be jogging.
First, we visited the site and chose our tour...
Wait, that’s a lie. First we perused the Prettygirls. Then we found out you can’t choose your guide. So we selected one of the seven routes and hoped for the best.
A few days later, we’re at our appointed starting point (Times Square). We meet with our jogger/amateur historian (who’s also a corporate lawyer), and jog.
And learn. That Virgin Megastore: once a vaudeville theater. Central Park: some Frenchmen once tried to make it their private backyard. And we’re still jogging. Around 72nd and Broadway, we finish with a slight sweat and a wealth of new trivia.
If you go in expecting the perfect balance of Usain Bolt, National Lampoon’s Vacation–era Christie Brinkley and a PhD in local history... you may be disappointed. But if you like the girl-next-door type, you’ll be sufficiently motivated. And hey, there was jogging.