City Hall Park and South Street Seaport Tour

City Hall Park and South Street Seaport Tour No one can miss a visit to the Brooklyn Bridge, day or night, but there are two areas close to it that get bypassed by most tourists: City Hall Park and South Street Seaport. City Hall was finished in 1812 and ever since, it’s the only City Hall building in the U.S. that has uninterruptedly been so till the present. There are many New York City landmarks and extraordinary new buildings surrounding the park. The park itself has a long history to talk about. Within a few blocks of the park, we’ll… Read More

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From Columbus to Lennon: The Upper West Side Tour

From Columbus to Lennon: The Upper West Side Long history in a short walk. The tour starts at Columbus Circle, at the Time-Warner Towers, with its glitzy shopping mall and grand view of the western entrance to Central Park. Before getting to the Dakota Building and Strawberry Fields in Central Park, we’ll zig-zag you through the most magnificent “brownstone” rows of houses and mansions as well as mid- to late-nineteenth century architecture and major cultural institutions of the city. Most visitors wonder what’s worth seeing to the west of Central Park: a lot, and with this tour we’ll show you… Read More

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Alphabet City Walking Tour

Years ago Alphabet City was considered dangerous but today it is a mix of affluent New Yorkers, NYU students, artists, musicians and free spirits. Alphabet City is the area from 14th Street to Houston Street, and from Avenue A to Avenue D in New York’s East Village. Before it was bustling with buildings, this area was marsh. In the 1800’s developers began building apartments and a large German community sprang up. By the early 20th century the area became more diverse with Jewish, Irish and Italian immigrants making this area their home. During the 1980s, Alphabet City was home to a mix of Puerto Rican and African… Read More

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Yorkville Neighborhood Historical Walking Tour

Yorkville –  The Historic Manhattan Neighborhood You May   Not Know This Upper East Side neighborhood is one that is not often visited by tourist yet is rich in history. It is a residential community between 79th and 96th Streets, from Third Avenue to the East River. The area was home to many immigrants from Germany as well as Czechs, Slovaks and Hungarians in the early 20th century. This tour begins and ends at the entrance to the new Second Avenue Subway. We’ll visit historic German establishments Heidelberg Restaurant, Schaller and Weber butchers and Glaser’s Bakery. We’ll be seeing one of just… Read More

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Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

A tour of the island off of the island of Manhattan   A thrilling three minute tram ride over the East River transports you from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. The trip offers spectacular views of New York City. Once on the island there are further picturesque scenes looking back towards Manhattan. Roosevelt Island is mostly residential and is only two miles long. It is therefore very walkable. Some of the past residents of Roosevelt Island include former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, Al Lewis the actor who played “Grandpa” on The Munsters and Sarah Jessica Parker. The appeal of Roosevelt Island is… Read More

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