This is the real New York - where more than 80% of us live and most tourists never get to visit.
New York is far more than the Empire State Building, Times Square and Rockefeller Center - all of which are in Manhattan. Most tourists never venture beyond Manhattan, yet more than 80% of us live in these other areas of New York.
On this tour I take you to neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Bronx and Queens (you have the option of switching Harlem for the Queens or the Bronx). You will get a taste of the "real New York. " Touring by private vehicle allows us to travel quickly from borough to borough using interconnecting highways. The same tour by subway would take days (plus what you mostly experience by subway would be underground).
We will visit the local neighborhoods, sights, markets and have lunch at a real local place.
-Williamsburg (the largest ultra conservative Jewish community in the world outside of Isreal)
-Gleason's Gym (if you are a boxing/wrestling fan)
-Little Italy in the Bronx
-Jackson Heights - "America's Most Diverse Neighborhood"
-Roosevelt Boulevard (like going around the world in 2 miles)
-CitiField - Met's Stadium
-Billie Jean King Tennis Center/Arthur Ashe Stadium - site of the US Open Tennis Tournament
-Queens Museum to visit "Panorama of New York" - scaled architectural model of New York including every building in all five boroughs for a total of more than 900, 000 individual structures. Admission is included in the price of the tour. Note: closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
Harlem (option - you can switch out Bronx or Queens in favor of Harlem)
-Malcolm (X) Shabazz Mosque
-Maya Angelou's Brownstone
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the New York City location of your choice.
End location: At the end of the tour, I will drop you at the New York City location of your choice.
Duration: 6 hours
2015 Toyota mini-van - air conditioned, leather seats, electric windows & amplifying system. I operate in full compliance with the law, requiring drivers & vehicles engaged in sightseeing to be licensed by the Taxi & Limousine Commission. There are unscrupulous guides who illegally use a personal vehicle. In an accident, the vehicle is uninsured. Private passenger car insurance is void, if the vehicle is used in commerce.
Except for lunch, the price is all inclusive - everything is included (tolls, parking, etc). You will have nothing more to pay.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 dollars - $20 per person for lunch (I buy my own).
There is nothing extra
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We enjoyed our time with Ronald touring the boroughs. It was interesting to see the outskirts of the city and other points of interests we would never have seen without Ronald. I loved the Panorama at the Queens Museum, browsing the neighborhood markets, and just driving down the streets and seeing the brownstones. Ronald was very accommodating and pleasant, as well as a good driver. Highly recommended.