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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Lower East Side Walking Tour

This former immigrant neighborhood is now a trendy shopping and nightlife district. See where old New York meets today’s city. The Lower East Side is a neighborhood that best embodies the history of immigration to New York.  Since the mid-19th century, Manhattan’s Lower East Side has welcomed people from all walks of life seeking their American dream. On this tour we will explore what life was like on the LES from the early days, to the tenements and finally to the gentrification taking place on the LES today. We will also have the chance to sample some of the local… Read More

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Carroll Gardens Walking Tour

Carroll Gardens is one of Brooklyn’s most historic Italian enclaves. The neighborhood retains its old world charm but is now also a popular area for families looking for a kid-friendly community with a hip vibe. This tour takes you on a leisurely stroll through the gardens, parks, churches, brownstones and shops that make Carroll Gardens the charming community that it is. The area that is considered Carroll Gardens today, was named for Charles Carroll, who was the only Roman Catholic to sign the Declaration of Independence. Originally from Maryland, Carroll was part of the troops that defended the “Old Stone… Read More

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