Private Lower east side tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

58991


Categories

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

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Recommended for children 12 and above

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), Hebrew (fluent)

immigrants tenements pushcarts with private guide


The Lower East Side is the neighborhood that has been the melting pot for immigrants for generations. Immigrants from Italians, Jews, Germans, Latinos, and Asian have made this area home. As one immigrant group left another wave of immigrants came in. Once the most densely populated place on the planet it has been gentrified. Today a desired neighborhood with luxury condos. You can still find old tenements, mom and pop shops amongst hip designer boutiques and restaurants. The face of the Lower East Side has changed but come hear the tales of how immigrants struggled with it's rich history and cultural diversity.

Itinerary

We will walk and talk and eat in one of the oldest areas in NYC. Come see it before gentrification takes over.

Sunshine Theatre
Red Square
Orchard St.
Russ and Daughters
Katz's Deli
Movie and TV show sites
Angel Orshanz Center
Eastern Dispensary
Seward Park High School
Williamsburg Bridge
Delancey Street
Blue Building
Pickle Guys
Streit's Matzoh Factory (building sold moving out 4/2015)
Economy Candy tales
Yonah Schimmels Knish

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Yonah Schimmels Knish 137 E. Houston St.

End location: Grand St. and Essex

Duration: 2 hours 30 min.

May be shortened due to weather conditions.

Transportation

walking tour

What’s Included

An introduction to the immigrant live when they arrived in this country. Historical facts and understanding the transformation the neighborhood has gone through. There are no additional fees on this tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

5 usd - food if you choose to taste some local ethnic food

What’s Extra

There are eateries you might want to buy some foods. Food costs are not included in price of tour and can average $5.00 per person

A Recent Review of this tour

We went with Robin when our original tour guide became unavailable.. She was amazing and very informative with really interesting bits of information regarding the cities history.. We plan on going back & doing future tours with her..
Alexandra Beasley

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