Posts Tagged: Alternative New York Tour

Self-Guided Roosevelt Island Tour

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Roosevelt Island Tour

This post is a self-guided tour of NYC’s Roosevelt Island. Some of you may be familiar with Roosevelt Island from its red aerial tram that crosses the East River from 250 feet above it. The tram has been the setting in many film and TV shows, such as Spider-Man (2002), in which the Green Goblin blows up the […]

Tour of Seinfeld New York | Self Guided

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New York Seinfeld

This post is a self-guided tour of NYC locations for the beloved 90’s sitcom Seinfeld. With landmarks, catchphrases and neuroses aplenty, “Seinfeld” is possibly the most New York sitcom in television history. The last episode may have aired almost 20 years ago, but many of the locations featured in the show remain today. Visit that iconic […]

Things to Do in Chinatown New York | A Self Guided Tour

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Things to See in Chinatown New York

This post is an overview of things to see in Chinatown New York.  If you want to explore Chinatown at your own pace, use this self-guided tour that hits upon the main attractions and restaurants.  We do also offer two pay-what-you-wish tours that cover Chinatown, our SoHo, Little Italy, Chinatown Tour and our Chinatown Food Tour.  This tour […]

Harlem Renaissance and Gospel Music Tour

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Gospel New York

Harlem is known for its uniquely celebrated culture, its profound history, and its illustrious music scene. When you think of Harlem, the arts are on the forefront of your mind. By taking this tour, you will explore the art of song, dance, literature, architecture and even have a chance to appreciate the culinary arts…dare we […]

New York Mafia Tour

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New York Mafia tour

This New York mafia tour focuses on the 20th century Five Families of New York.  You’ll hear names like Genovese and Gambino. The “Teflon Don” John Gotti and “Crazy” Joey Gallo, and of course, Lucky Luciano. This tour takes you through the heart of Little Italy to the East Village and includes three stops in […]

Things to See and Do in the East Village

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This lively downtown neighborhood has been a center of bohemian lifestyle since the early 1900s. Home to jazz clubs in the 1920s, to 1960s hippy havens and 1980s punk rock clubs, the East Village has always had an edginess that the West Village (a.k.a. Greenwich Village) lacks. During Dutch colonial days, much of the East […]

Bleecker Street Pizza

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New York Bleecker Street Pizza

Bleecker Street Pizza in NYC offers some of the best New York pizza and is a “Must-Eat”, and that’s not just true according to NYC tour guide Renee, who talked to Douglas Greenwood, the owner at Bleecker Street Pizza, to find out a little bit more about his great family-owned pizza place. Read our post […]

Bleecker Street Pizza in NYC

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New York Bleecker Street Pizza

Bleecker Street Pizza in NYC is a “Must-Eat”, and that’s not just true according to NYC tour guide Renee, who talked to Douglas Greenwood, the owner at Bleecker Street Pizza, to find out a little bit more about his great family-owned pizza place: Touted in 2011 by the New York Times as one of the […]

The NYC Mosaic Man Jim Powers

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New York The mosaic man

The Mosaic Man, whose real name is Jim Power, embodies the enduring, archetype of an artist who lets nothing stand in the way of his craft. Since 1985, through poverty, lack of funding for his craft, assisted living, periods of homelessness, and health problems which now confine him to a wheelchair, he has adorned the […]