Queens Midtown Tunnel
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Miracle on 34th St – Queens Midtown Tunnel

The Queens Midtown Tunnel connects Manhattan and Queens just off of 34th Street by going under the East River. There are 2 lanes of traffic going each way and are about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) long each. The Queens–Midtown Tunnel was originally proposed in 1921, the plan resurfaced in 1926 and was finally approved in 1929. They started exploring plans and engineering options while also looking at the possibility of building a bridge instead of a tunnel. The project was now expected to cost $93.6 million, including the $23.5 million alignment under the East River and within Queens. Construction was… Read More

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Chinatown NYC – wrapup

To paraphrase that famous line from Chinatown “It’s Chinatown, Jake”. The visits were fun. The food was amazing. The experiences varied. Manhattan’s Chinatown is set up for tourists to visit. You can take tours, you can wander by yourself. Either way you are going to see something new and if you have a sense of adventure, try something new. Flushing Queens Chinatown has been a mecca for foodies for years. These dining halls are immense. You can find one down almost any hallway or any side street. They vary in tourism friendly from “Glad you are here” to “why are… Read More


Lower Sweet Side Tour

Join us on Saturday afternoons for a walking tour through the Lower East Side of Manhattan and visit some of the best dessert and candy purveyors in the area. This food tour stop at 8 small shops trying various cookies, cakes, puddings and candy that will leave you satisfied and maybe a little sugar buzzed. Tour: Saturday, 3 pm to 5 pm Walk: about 1 mile Cost: $59 Make your reservations through EventBrite. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lower-sweet-side-tour-tickets-77512053639?aff=eac2 Please follow and like us:

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Chinatown – Manhattan – Zu Yuan Spa

Zu Yuan Spa (48 Mott – 2nd floor) I am a walking tour guide. I usually walk 5+ miles a day. I am up and down stairs constantly and leading people through some amazing sites in New York City. All that can take a toll on your feet. I have great shoes, but sometimes you just need a little TLC for your feet (or back, shoulders, body). Zu Yuan Spa gives foot massages. Not those cute little rub downs you might get with a pedicure, but real serious foot massages. The massage is very deep and they also do Reflexology.… Read More