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Streetwise New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
Phone Number: +1 347-327-6063

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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Walking Tour - Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sydney, Australia

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Richard C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank Susa M
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Ardsley, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I joined the free tour at Pod 51 Hotel, Patrick took us to the Court, Little Italy, The Smallest Museum, Famous Alley in Hollywood movie, he is knowledgeable and the tour is informative, he told us another side of NYC which impressive. He also prepared his own iPad to show us the different angle of the spot and also the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I went on 5 walking tours with Streetwise New York and thought that they were all brilliant. The tour guides are so friendly and knowledgeable and were always willing to help after the tours with directions and suggestions on where to go / what to do. It's great to be shown around by native New Yorkers, in that sense I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Our POD hotel offered these walking tours for free.. after taking the first one, we took two others. We walked through Greenich Village, Brooklyn, Soho, the meat-packing district, Little Italy.. and learned so much about the history and architecture.. fun, informative.. I would HIGHLY recommend this group! We went on three tours with three different guides and all of them... More 

Thank Lydster N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Friends highly recommended Streetwise to us, and they were right! Sonya gave us a great orientation to the city with information about art, architecture, and history of the neighborhoods we visited: Chelsea, Highline, West Village, SoHo, Little Italy, and China Town. We learned and saw so much we would not have by ourselves. Plus she helped us figure out the... 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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