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Streetwise New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
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Most walking tours point and stare at New York-with Streetwise New York,...

Most walking tours point and stare at New York-with Streetwise New York, you live it. We explore neighborhoods, recount history and study contrasts-uncovering the true New York, that's melted into pizza slices, hidden in subways, and carried in the ever-changing stories of its 8 million people. From the swankiest stretches of Fifth Avenue to the grimiest of graffitied alleys, we share tales passed down from our grandparents, gleaned from books, and whispered on street corners. See website to book your own customized private tour!

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Loved the Holiday Windows Tour!

My friend and I took the free Holiday Windows Tour offered through our hotel while we were enjoying a long weekend in NYC. Dan was a terrific guide -- very knowledgeable about all... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I took the free Holiday Windows Tour offered through our hotel while we were enjoying a long weekend in NYC. Dan was a terrific guide -- very knowledgeable about all the sights, easy to understand even as we navigated crowded NYC sidewalks, and had a relaxed but professional attitude. The tour greatly enriched our trip by giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked with Dan on line and found his communication prior to our trip, to be excellent, answering all out queries promptly. As a family of four from Sydney, travelling to New York for the first time, we chose to go on 2 tours with Streetwise Tours. It was a fantastic decision. Our first tour included using the Manhatten subway,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Can't enough about the great time we had touring NYC with Dan. We walked through Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side and into Greenwich Village a bit. From history and architecture to food and graffiti, Dan covered it all. Our tour was private and included me, my wife and my mom (71). We all walked away with an appreciation for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Patrick guided us through the streets of Manhattan NYC with an enjoyable and clear discourse. Past and current events that shaped the city are merged into light and engaging explanations. Not your typical touristic tour... you're invited to learn and understand more than meets the eye. I find it appropriate for people of all ages and background. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Took this walking tour of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO provided to guests of the Pod Hotels on 04/11. Patrick was a fantastic guide and it was great to be shown around by a knowledgeable local. If I had more time on my short visit to NYC, I would have loved to have joined more of these tours. Highly recommend Streetwise... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Informative guide; spoke loudly and clearly so we all could hear. Good knowledge of the area past and present. Good commentary on the changing real estate scene.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Patrick hosted us on an excellent walking tour of Little Italy Soho area, and brought us through the City Hall Subway Station (recently featured in Fantastic Beasts) which is closed to the public. Other highlights included Cortlandt Alley and street art by the LISA project. His knowledge of Nyc beats anything you will find in a guide book.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My friend and I went to Lower East Side and Chinatown free tour with Sonya, we were like 8 persons in total. Sonya helped us to get the tickets in the subway which has a trick if you pay with an international credit card. Was very interesting, I loved the street art she showed us. It was more than 2... More 

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Streetwise gave us a unique walking tour of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, and Little Italy. Andrew showed us parts of the city that we would have never found on our own. As a native New Yorker, he gave us wonderful insight into the immigration history of this area of NYC. We thought the tour was reasonably priced considering that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Dan was a super guide! He tailored our tour for my two boys and their friend. He went out of his way to make sure that these teenagers were engaged, while they actually learned stuff! That takes talent and patience. We have taken several private tours, and have enjoyed them all - but I do have to say that Dan... More 

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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where many Chinatown residents exercise, play games, and chat the day away.
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