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Booking your tour

Come and take a leisurely stroll with me through Manhattan. Pick from one of the  popular tours below or  get in touch to design an exclusive customized tour. Let me know about your specific interests and sites you would like to visit.

Tours are conducted to maximize visitor safety and 

are between 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Chinatown, Little Italy & The Lower East Side (History & Food)

  •  Discover how the historic buildings of these areas have been transformed and repurposed into art galleries, churches, and event spaces as well as restaurants and more 

  • Sample traditional Chinese, Italian and Jewish food 

  • Learn about the history of immigration in these areas and the impact that each group played in this part of New York City, once the most densely populated district in the world 

  • Uncover the history of what tenement life was like in Chinatown, Little Italy and the Lower East Side, and find out where immigrants shopped, banked, and how they obtained news of the times 

42nd Street

  •  From the east to west side

  • Learn how this area was developed from farms to its modern area

  • The secrets of Bryant Park

  • How Grand Central was saved by the bulldozers

  • Learn what was New York Public Library was built on

  • Theaters – what was and what’s now

Lower East Side (History & Food)

  • How people lived and survived in one of the most densely populated areas in the world

  • What was the tallest building in the area?

  • Why did some buildings have clocks?

  • What became of the Lower East Side

  • Repurposed, Rebuilt, Abandoned, Destroyed

  • The growth of tenements

  • Food, Food, Food – what’s been around for over 100 years

 

Old New York

  • Tour Hamilton’s NYC and visit the places behind the Hamilton musical including the location of “The Room Where It Happened” 

  • Learn how the Dutch influenced Manhattan then and now 

  • Washington, Hamilton, and Jefferson – where did they live and work 

  • Was there a wall on Wall Street? 

  • How did the stock market develop? 

  • See the present-day site of the Museum of the American Indian 

  • Walk down Stone Street, the first cobblestone paved state in New York City 

  • Pass by Fraunces Tavern, a popular meeting spot for the Sons of Liberty and where Washington bid his famous farewell 

  • Visit Trinity Church to see the gravesites of Hamilton, his wife Eliza, and Angelica Schuyler. Our time together will end near City Hall Park and the US Treasury 

  • View the first Federal Hall where Washington took the oath of the presidency 

East Village

  • The impact of Peter Stuyvesant

  • Cast Iron Building

  • New York’s “Walk of Fame”

  • Speakeasy’s

  • Learn who Peter Cooper was

 

 

Upper West Side

  • From farms to one of the most desirable areas of Manhattan

  • The development of brownstones and Apartment buildings

  • How Bloomingdale Road became Broadway

  • How did the Upper West Side get water?

  • Seneca Village – how it started as a community for Black people and its sad fate

  • Museums, Museums, Museums

The History & Secrets of The Bowery

  • Learn about the famous Bull’s Head Tavern on Canal Street where George Washington set up headquarters 

  • Visit the spot where P.T. Barnum opened his first store in 1839 

  • Stop at the site of the Bowery Mission, a mission started in the 1870s and still operates today 

  • Pass by the old Amato Opera house, constructed in 1899 

  • Learn about The Bowery’s infamous flophouses 

  • Find Manhattan’s oldest brick building and learn about its fascinating history and bright future 

Call for further information and rates. 
Private and group tours (up to 12 people) range from $150-$200 per hour. 

631-513-5090

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