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.
We will walk and talk and eat in one of the oldest areas in NYC. Come see it before gentrification takes over.
Russ and Daughters
Movie and TV show sites
Angel Orshanz Center
Seward Park High School
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.
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
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
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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..