Back and Forth in Time and All Around the World
The Lower East Side, including Chinatown and Little Italy, is most famous for its immigrant culture, Greenwich Village for its bohemian culture, and the Brooklyn Bridge is, well, timeless. But New York itself is always evolving; we explore both the historic and contemporary.
In the Lower East Side, we see vivid examples of the different cultures that inhabited it: the Chinese, Italians, Eastern European Jews, even the Civil-War Five Points era that was depicted in the film "Gangs of New York. "
At the foot of the Lower East Side is the Brooklyn Bridge, a magnificent structure with a fascinating back story. Greenwich Village's boom era was the early 19th century as evident in the charming homes that dominate the West Village, as well as lovely Washington Square Park in its center.
What is special about this tour is the variety and density of interesting things we get to see and discuss.
Depending on client's interests, we can visit any combination of the following attractions:
Thurgood Marshall U. S. Courthouse
Eldridge Street Synagogue
Jarmulowsky Bank Building
Jewish Daily Forward Building
Essex Street Market
Washington Square Park
New York University
"Friends" TV show apartment building
Church of St. Luke's in the Fields
St. Marks Church
Tompkins Square Park
Russ & Daughters
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Subway is the fastest and most reliable form of NYC transportation. If and when preferred, we can use taxi cabs.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 USD - For lunch, snacks, transportation, per person.
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Richard is an amazing guide, knowing everything about NYC and much more. We did an individual tour and he showed me very interesting places and had a lot of very useful additional information on how to have a great time in this city.