East Village Walking Tour

Tour Number

Activity Level

404571


Categories

Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are always welcome. It helps if they curious and interested in history and culture and if they enjoy walking in the city for 2 1/2 hours.

Friendly: Yes.
NYC sidewalks are more and more accessible these days. Message me and I'll do my best to accommodate any special needs.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent)

"Alternative New York"


Explore the historic East Village, the original Village, older and more historical than neighboring Greenwich Village. Learn how this area was a native Lenape gathering spot before the Dutch arrived and how it then becomes the choice colonial farm of the Peter Stuyvesant and four generations of his heirs.

The East Village has been traditionally a part of New York's Lower East Side, with its first urban development for the island's gentry -followed by its rich immigrant history. It has been the center of many important American's social and cultural movements. Discover the area's footprints of late 19th-century labor movements, anarchism, and bohemianism and their timeline to the Beat poets, the Counterculture and Punk Music. The area is full of classic New York City storefronts with the highest concentration of off-Bway theaters, mom and pop boutiques, hair salons, community gardens, dive bars, affordable housing, and ethnic plus the latest hip restaurants.

Itinerary

Sites we cover on the tour:
Astor Place, Copper Union, Public Theatre.
St. Marks Place - Holly-Hamilton House, Emma Goldman's Modern School, Velvet Underground's Dom, St. Marks Bath House and present Little Tokyo
St Marks in the Bowery. The second oldest church standing in Manhattan (1799) -a church that connects Peter Stuyvesant, Isadora Duncan, Patti Smith and Black Lives Matter.
And two neighboring, oldest townhouses in Manhattan.
Second Ave - Klein Deutschland, the Yiddish Rialto, the Fillmore East, the current Mosaic Trail.
East Village Architecture - A diversity of 200 years of styles, - Federal and Greek Revival townhouses, Italianate and Queen Anne tenements and commercial buildings, Art Deco housing projects and recent Post-Modern Bowery Hotels.
Tompkins Square Park - a history-rich site of riots, political speeches, musical festivals, the city's oldest trees and the first dog-run.
Alphabet City - community gardens, squatters and homesteads, Nuyorican Poet Café.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: At Astor Place which is at the intersection of East 8th Street and Lafayette. I like to meet outside the Uptown Kiosk Subway Station (Lexington 6 line).

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

If you would like to extend the duration to a half a day or a full day, we could easily included other areas of Lower Manhattan, like the Lower East Side, Nolita, Soho, Chinatown, Wall Street, Greenwich Village . Please inquire me for a customized tour.

Transportation

Walking - approximately 1 mile.

What’s Included

Other: An enthusiastic and fun guide for 2 1/2 hours. I am eager to share my knowledge and experience in the East Village which I have resided for the past four decades and where I have participated in many cultural, political, and social movements. This is a walking and talking tour but bring your camera. Being a seasoned photographer, I will make sure you get your best memorable NYC shots.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 USD - Light refreshment.

What’s Extra

Other: Any food or drink you may choose to have during the tour.

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    225 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 2 hours 30 min.) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    404571


    Categories

    Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor, City

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes. Kids are always welcome. It helps if they curious and interested in history and culture and if they enjoy walking in the city for 2 1/2 hours.

    Friendly: Yes.
    NYC sidewalks are more and more accessible these days. Message me and I'll do my best to accommodate any special needs.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    English (fluent)

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