By HELENE STAPINSKI
Jimmy Napoli is not throwing away his shot.
For the past 20 years, this guide and Alexander Hamilton expert has been leading tourists and residents through the streets of New York City, telling them stories of the Revolutionary War and its heroes. Now that Hamilton is the star of a hit Broadway musical, Mr. Napoli is focusing a new tour on his favorite founding father.
“A lot of us have been preaching about Hamilton for a very long time,” said Mr. Napoli, 51, an owner of Outside In Tours who has written, lectured and been interviewed in a PBS documentary about the man whose face graces the $10 bill. “He’s finally getting his due.”
Starting on Saturday, Mr. Napoli will be running a three-hour tour through Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights in Manhattan, filling in the blanks — and then some — for both newbies and groupies of the musical “Hamilton,” those who are as obsessed as he is with the first secretary of the Treasury.
Jimmy Napoli leads two Hamilton tours, one in Harlem and the other around Wall Street, mostly on Saturdays and Tuesdays starting at 11 a.m. They are held rain or shine and can be booked online; hamiltonsnewyork.com.