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A Tour Grows in Brooklyn
Journey into the heart of BROWNSTONE BROOKLYN. Walk along Brooklyn's 5TH AVENUE, where trendy boutiques line the street. Learn about the history of THE WILLIAMSBURG BANK, the borough's tallest building. Visit THE OLD STONE HOUSE (pictured on this page), where George Washington's troops battled the British in 1776. See America's oldest piece of standing baseball memorabilia. Walk past the childhood home of AL CAPONE. See the beautiful architecture of the Raymond F. Almirall designed PUBLIC BATH NO. 7 where people bathed in the early 1900s. Visit the famous ARCH OF GRAND ARMY PLAZA. Enjoy beautiful PROSPECT PARK featuring the longest meadow of any park in AMERICA and over 200 documented species of birds! Also included with your tour is lunch at a real BROOKLYN PIZZERIA!

Central Park Conservancy
The Central Park Conservancy sponsors one-hour tours that explore the history, ecology, design and simple beauty of Central Park. Routes vary, and some tours require registration. Price: Free.

Context
Context is a network of scholars and specialists—in disciplines including archaeology, art history, cuisine, urban planning, history, environmental science, and classics—who, in addition to our normal work as professors and researchers, design and lead in-depth walking seminars for small groups of intellectually curious travelers.

East Village Community Media, Inc.
East Village Historical Walking Tours. Every Saturday morning at 11:00AM. From Native American trade routes, Dutch settlers and the Stuyvesant farm to the "melting pot" era, immigration, speakeasies, street gangs, the Yiddish Theater and social clubs; from industrialization of the city, labor movements, protests and riots to the beat generation, yippies, punk rock and more. Learn about modern day struggles: Charas/El Bohio, St. Brigid's Church, gentrification, the changing landscape of the community and much more. There is something for everyone!

Famous Fat Dave's Five Borough Eating Tour
Customized, private eating tour conducted in a yellow taxi by Famous Fat Dave, a real New York City cabbie who has eaten it all. All other food tours pale in comparison.

Free Tours by Foot
Pay-what-you-like historical walking tours, including food, bike and bus tours.

Gotham SideWalks
Gotham SideWalks walking tours offer a unique and intimate taste of communities in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan. Our “SideWalks� explore exciting and often little-known moments in history, while absorbing the flavor and feel of the modern community. We reconstruct the past through carefully designed routes and themes listed on our website, or by requests for personal, private, or group tours. All tours offer an excellent and affordable chance to experience a neighborhood… an experience appreciated by tourists and locals alike!

Gotham Walking Tours
Gotham Walking Tours conducts public and private walking tours of multiple New York City neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn, highlighting the political, social, architectural and cultural history of the city's diverse communities. All tours are conducted by Lina Viviano, who holds advanced degrees in American history and in law from Harvard University and from NYU School of Law, respectively, and who has been researching and reading about New York City's multifaceted history for over twenty years.

Joyce Gold History Tours of New York, LLC
Changing -- please check the Web site.

New York Dynamic
Historian, teacher and licensed tour guide Peter Laskowich offers walking tours about the history and culture of New York City and its role in baseball's history.

New York Songlines
Virtual Walking Tours of Manhattan Streets

New York Tour with a Personal Photographer
Enjoy a private tour of New York City with a native tour guide and professional photographer. Our personalized tours limit the group size exclusively to your party, so you can explore the sights at your own pace, in your own way. Visit New York’s most beloved and scenic attractions including Central Park, Time Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Soho and Chinatown while your experience is captured in pictures. 2 or 4 hour tours are available.

NewYorkCity-Tours.com: Tours and Shopping
Whether it is your first trip to New York or one of many, www.newyorkcity-tours.com offers you tailor-made tours, giving you insights into New York and its cultures. Each area, each neighborhood, is different and yet ties into the rest of the city. If your interests are in the arts, politics, finance, business, nature (yes,nature), real estate, shopping, especially the new, unsung designers, etc., www.newyorkcity-tours.com can fulfill and enhance your interests. Give yourself a deeper understanding and view of New York. Let www.newyorkcity-tours.com show you hidden aspects of the city most tourists and many residents don't know exist.

On Location Tours
Immerse yourself in New York City film history as you tour the sites from over 100 movies and television shows. We'll take you to locations from cinematic history, including Breakfast at Tiffany's, Kramer vs. Kramer, Taxi Driver, An Affair to Remember and many more.

Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk
Opening the Way is a walking tour celebrating women's history in downtown Manhattan. It is a multifaceted new project developed by the award-winning nonprofit organization Women's eNews. The walk honors the achievements of women such as Margaret Sanger, who was indicted for providing information on birth control; Ida B. Wells, who came to New York after fighting for the right to report on lynching in Memphis; and Elizabeth Jennings, who brought a successful race discrimination lawsuit against NYC transit a century before Rosa Parks' historic action -- 21 women in all. On the walk, we find glimpses of three centuries of the work of these writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists, and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives of September 11, 2001. There are but a few actual buildings linked to these women. Yet, as you walk the streets, you will be able to absorb a sense of the world in which they worked and made themselves heard above the roar of the city.

PhotoTrek Tours
Enjoy a private tour of New York City with a native tour guide and professional photographer. Our personalized tours limit the group size exclusively to your party, so you can explore the sights at your own pace, in your own way. Visit New York’s most beloved and scenic attractions including Central Park, Time Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, Greenwich Village, Little Italy, Soho and Chinatown while your experience is captured in pictures. 2 or 4 hour tours are available.

Radical Walking Tours
These tours are led by historian Bruce Kayton. Walks explore significant sites in New York's history of political activism, with an emphasis on topics like civil rights, labor history and gay and lesbian liberation. No reservation required. Price: $10.

The Heart of New York Culture: 2-3 Hour Walking Tours of New York History and the Arts
Reva Cooper is a licensed tour guide and a lifelong New Yorker and performing arts promoter for thirty-odd years. She would love to share her knowledge and passion for this city with you! Reva has worked on Broadway shows and publicized major events with stars of music, dance and film. Her tours take you through exciting highlights of the city and its astounding cultural life, and include personal "insider" stories about events and personalities. 1) MIDTOWN: BROADWAY TO COLUMBUS CIRCLE Cultural, architectural and civic highlights, from 40th to 59th Streets, including: The World of Broadway Theater; personalities, shows, restaurants, traditions; the restoration of Midtown, Rockfeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral and other Fifth Avenue attractions, Carnegie Hall, the Museum of Modern Art and Columbus Circle. 2) GREENWICH VILLAGE, EAST TO WEST From Astor Place to the High Line (the newest, coolest place to walk). Peter Stuyvesant, the great immigrant communities, artistic pioneers, Yiddish theater, hippies, rock clubs, the birth of Off and Off-Off-Broadway, and the vibrant, diverse neighborhood life. 3) BROOKLYN'S MAGNIFICENT "BROWNSTONE BELT" Park Slope, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights This tour begins at the Brooklyn Museum -- a McKim Mead and White masterpiece -- and ends at the 1848 Brooklyn Borough Hall (or, the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, if you'd like to have another great experience and walk back to Manhattan, or the hip DUMBO area). Enjoy the stunning neighborhoods, the splendid nineteenth-century architecture -- houses, churches, public buildings and monuments by major architects -- as well as Revolutionary and Civil War connections, homes of famous performers, writers and the mother of Britain's greatest prime minister -- and a fantastic, 180-degree view of New York harbor.

Tours of the City
Internationally acclaimed Tour Guide Justin Ferate has earned a reputation for his informative, exciting, and entertaining New York City walking, limousine, and motorcoach tours. Through his stimulating and knowledgeable commentary Justin reveals hidden and lesser-known sides of the New York City we know and love. Discover quirky aspects of New York that surprise and delight even “dyed-in-the-wool” New Yorkers.

UNIQUE HISTORIC ADVENTURES WITH HISTORIAN DIANA STUART
Walking tours of most areas in NYC on many subjects, any day of week any season on request, in addition to regularly scheduled tours. Prefer 2 week notice for private tours if possible.

Urban Explorations
Patricia Olmstead's operation covers many neighborhoods and themes, including trips through gay and lesbian Greenwich Village, tours of private artists' lofts, visits to hidden gardens and stops at feminist landmarks. Prices: $12; $10 students, seniors and repeat customers.

Urban Oyster - New York City Tours
Amazing as it is to imagine now, New York Harbor may have once contained half the world’s oysters. Over time, however, many oyster beds died off due to pollution and over-consumption. Learning from this history, Urban Oyster was founded on the belief that, like oysters, the neighborhoods of New York are treasured resources that require nurturing and cultivation in order to survive and flourish. Through dynamic hands-on tour and event experiences, Urban Oyster aims to connect people to the hidden treasures of this great city, and in doing so, promote an appreciation for the neighborhoods we inherit. Our Tours and Events explore how we can live in neighborhoods today in ways that support and value local production and consumption, cultural diversity, historic preservation, and sustainability for the benefit of generations to come. We hope you'll join us for a tour or event!

Wall Street Walking Tour
Every Thursday and Saturday, the Downtown Alliance sponsors a free walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet on the steps of the U.S. Customs House, at Bowling Green. Reservations are required for groups, but not individuals. Price: Free.

92nd Street Y Tours & Travel
The 92nd Street Y offers the most extensive tour program in New York, with hundreds of outings covering every aspect of city life and everything there is to see and experience in and around “the best of all possible cities.” Whether you’re interested in the arts, urban planning, gardens and parks, or grand homes; whether you’re eager to sneak a peak inside “members only” locations, visit off-the-beaten-path locales, look behind the scenes at New York’s theater, design, food and financial services industries, or check out the city’s many diverse, thriving neighborhoods, the 92nd Street Y has a tour to suit your taste.

All About the Town
David Melville conducts extensive tours of the City that can be tailored to the needs of groups or individuals.

Arthur Marx Unlimited Tours
The uniqueness of Mr. Marx's tours is due in large part to the fact that he sings as he describes the city.

Big Onion Walking Tours
Student and adult group tours and lectures on the neighborhoods and sights of NYC. Guides hold advanced degrees in American History. Can accomodate 1-200 participants per tour.

Bravo New York!
Pam Erb leads these tours, which are geared toward students of New York theatre.

Guide Association of New York
The Guide association provides lists and (on their website) links to New York's accredited tour guides and helps find tours that suit individual needs and interests.

Guide Service of New York
Tour leader Dennis Onorato provides a range of tours of NYC.

Harlem Heritage Tours
Historical explorations of Harlem, with an additional focus on linking the history of the area with contempporary issues and trends. Themes include: Harlem Renaissance, Malcolm X, Gospel, and several tours oriented toward smaller neighborhood's within Harlem.

Jack Eichenbaum's "Geography of NYC"
Jack's walking tours stress the historical geography of NYC, adapation to the physical landscape as well changes in technology and demography. Subways and bridges are often used within walks. More walking and more cityscape variation than most archtecturally based walks. Some perennnial favorites: "Where does Harlem Begin";"Long Island City 1,2,and 3"; "6 Walks from the #7 Train."

Joyce Gold History Tours of New York
Joyce Gold gives in-depth tours through twenty Manhattan neighborhoods. Day tours explore such themes as: Diplomatic New York, Rockefeller New York, Religious Manhattan, Colonial New York, Broadway Theatrical, A Day in Brooklyn, Ethnic New York, Noshing Manhattan.

Michelle Nevius Walking Tours
Personalized, private tours of Manhattan neighborhoods with equal emphasis on history, architecture, and interesting people and stories.

New York City Cultural Walking Tours
Alfred Pommer offers over 30 tours from which to choose and accomodates various group sizes. Tours centered around New York landmarks and their historical importance.

New York Like A Native
Norman Oder leads walking tours of Brownstone Brooklyn neighborhoods, which leave regularly on Saturdays and sometimes on other days. Tours of Williamsburg, Brooklyn's most diverse neighborhood, are given on some Sundays. Also on Sundays: tours of Coney Island, including a visit to the Coney Island Museum. The tours discuss the architecture, history, and landscape of Brooklyn, at a healthy fast past. Be prepared to walk!

New York On Foot
The Lower Broadway Walking Tour is a historical/architectural guided walking tour from Bowling Green to City Hall (the same route as the Ticker Tape Parade!!). I discuss the history of Manhatten from its colonial trading post days (17th Century) to the mid-20th century by reference to the growth and development of lower Broadway. I also provide a visual aid packet full of old pictures, maps, and lithographs to give you a visual sense of what I'm referring to.

NoshWalks
NoshWalks are two-hour walking tours, held weekends, that focus on the food and cultural history of ethnic neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and, to a lesser extent, the Bronx. Tours to date have covered Sunnyside (Queens), Sunset Park (Brooklyn), Astoria (Queens), Central Harlem and East Harlem (two separate tours), Belmont (Bronx), Borough Park (Brooklyn) and Jackson Heights (Queens). Leader Myra Alperson also publishes a quarterly newsletter, NoshNews, which chronicles the best eateries and markets in neighborhoods around NYC. She has been leading NYC neighborhood tours since 1983 - first as owner of Hungry Pedalers Gourmet Bicycle Tours (1983-90), and then as creator of NoshNews (1999+). Tours aim not just to introduce participants to delicious food but to expose them to the rich neighborhood cultures.

Soundwalks
Using snippets from movies, music inspired by various neighborhoods, and ambient street noise (beeping cabs, passing conversations), Soundwalk's cd audio recordings take you on urban tours no tourist riding atop a double-decker bus will ever see.

Theatre Talks and Walking Tours
From Victorian opera houses to vaudeville stages, opulent movie palaces and even the mini multiplexes of today, theatre historian Cezar Del Valle offers a series of entertaining and informative slide talks and walking tours.

Val Ginter
Mr. Ginteer created the Grand Central Terminal tour given Wednesdays by the Municipal Arts Society. Also the author of "Manhattan Trivia: The Ultimate Challenge" (Quinlan Press)

Walk of the Town (Tours by Marvin Gelfand)
Walk of the Town specializes in historically knowledgeable tours of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Mr. Gelfand will customize tours to fit the needs of clients if desired.

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