See the real New York City beyond the usual tourist sites with We Can Tour That

First time visitors to New York City generally head straight for Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. While these are all must see attractions, they are just the tip of the iceberg of all that the city has to offer. To really get to know the city, you need to venture outside the well trafficked tourist districts and head for the neighborhoods where New Yorkers live. In other words, you have to go off the beaten path and explore. Our goal at We Can Tour That is to assist you in seeing all that New… Read More

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Manhattan

MANHATTAN East Village – Generations of artists, from the Beatniks to Punk Rockers have come of age in the East Village. Whether you’re looking for late-night action, diverse ethnic cuisine or boutique shopping, the East Village is the place to be. Alphabet City – This is a hip, bohemian enclave inside the East Village. Starving artists once considered this neighborhood their home, and the creative culture they established still shows through in the colorful murals and cool spaces that crowd its streets. Alphabet City has steadily evolved since the early 20th century, and it now overflows with trendy bars and… Read More

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The Bronx

THE BRONX Grand Concourse and the South Bronx – This Bronx neighborhood was designed by the French railroad engineer Louis Risse, who modeled it after the Champs-Élysées in Paris. It is known for its art deco apartment buildings built during the area’s boom years of the roaring ’20s. Over the years, famous Americans like Babe Ruth, Lauren Bacall and David Halberstam have lived along the Grand Concourse. Nearby are Yankee Stadium, several parks and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Fordham – Fordham takes its name from nearby Fordham University. Located in the vicinity are the Bronx Zoo, the New York Botanical… Read More

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Queens

QUEENS Astoria – A traditionally Greek and Italian neighborhood, Astoria is one of the most diverse urban spaces in the world. In one visit you can enjoy stuffed grape leaves in a Hellenic taverna, sample Turkish coffee in “Little Egypt” (Steinway St between 28th Ave and Astoria Blvd) and top it off with a stein of Czech beer at the 1910 Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden. Nearby is Kaufman Astoria Studios and the Museum of the Moving Image. Forest Hills – Tudor houses line the streets of this residential neighborhood.  The area is family oriented and has a large population of European Jews.… Read More

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Brooklyn

BROOKLYN Williamsburg – A neighborhood where hipster youth culture lives side by side with a large community of Hasidic Jews. Williamsburg offers indie music performances, gallery shows and shops run by local artisans. It is known as one of the city’s most exciting areas for nightlife. Prospect Heights – Adjacent to Park Slope, Prospect Heights is a must for culture lovers. It provides easy access to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Barclays Center. DUMBO – This hip area known as Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass is filled with quaint cobblestone streets, boutiques, art spaces, and amazing Manhattan views. Brooklyn Bridge… Read More

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