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NYC Birth of Punk Tour provided by Walk on the Wild Side Tours NYC

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NYC Birth of Punk Tour

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  • You'll start at
    110 W 3rd St
    110 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
    I'll be standing near the entrance at 110 West Third Street. Please make sure you put that address into a GPS - if you enter "D'agostino Hall," a GPS will take you to a different entrance on Sullivan Street. If you have trouble finding me, feel free to call or text me at 410-693-7170.
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    Lower Manhattan
    Stop: 2 hours
    - See where the Velvet Underground first met Andy Warhol and Nico - See where classic album cover photos of the Ramones, the New York Dolls, Blondie, Television, and the Velvet Underground were taken - See where Lou Reed and John Cale had some of their first rehearsals together - Learn where the word "punk" was first used as a genre name (it's not where you think) - Visit the loft where Kiss played their first Manhattan show, opening for transgender punk icon Jayne County - Visit a bar where the New York Dolls formed - Visit the record store where Patti Smith first met her bandmate Lenny Kaye - See pre-fame homes of members of the Ramones, Talking Heads, Suicide, and Robert Mapplethorpe - See where Lou Reed's infamous Take No Prisoners live album was recorded, Bruce Springsteen collaborated with Patti Smith, and Jobriath made his live debut - See where Nico made her post-Velvet Underground solo debut - See where David Bowie first saw the New York Dolls, Television, and the Velvet Underground - Visit the locations of legendary venues, including CBGB, the Mercer Arts Center, the Dom/Electric Circus, the Bottom Line, Cafe Bizarre, the Village Gate, and Club 82
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  • You'll end at
    Saint Marks Place
    St Marks Pl, New York, NY, USA
    We'll end on St Marks Place between 2nd Ave and 3rd Ave
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Departure Point
110 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Saint Marks Place, St Marks Pl, New York, NY, USA
Inclusions
  • Licensed NYC tour guide
Exclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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timetravelerrr wrote a review Apr 2020
London, United Kingdom25 contributions9 helpful votes
This was the highlight of our visit to NYC. Jesse was brilliant and the tour was really interesting and fun. Would recommend it definitely!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Matt H wrote a review Mar 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
CBGB, The Ramones, The Velvet Underground , Talking Heads, Patti Smith, New York dolls and, Bowie! Had a great afternoon with Jesse who is incredibly knowledgable of all things music in NYC. He should write a book about it! If you like music then this is the walking tour to go
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Hannah J wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent a great afternoon with Jesse visiting some of the key sites in the story of the origins of punk music - this tour was fascinating and entertaining enough to make us forget the freezing weather! Jesse knows his punk onions and pulls together lots of threads to weave a
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Paul P wrote a review Feb 2020
25 contributions3 helpful votes
Really enjoyed the tour. Jesse was knowledgeable and is a great guide. I was very interested in the NYC music scene from this period, now I am fascinated by it!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Mark Hamilton wrote a review Nov 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I really enjoyed this tour. I already knew a fair bit about the NY Punk scene and the music that influenced it. I've read Velvets and Lou Reed bios, books about CBGB and the Mudd Club, etc. and know the music well. I can assure you, Jesse really knows his stuff. He
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Date of experience: October 2019
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thenotoriusriz
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Loved it!
We toured Soho, Bowery, and NoLita for this tour on a cold afternoon and loved it! Jesse is great! We could really
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Michael E
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I can't imagine a better guide than Jesse
We come to New York a few times a year and have taken a lot of tours, including all the rock/punk tours I know of.
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meshtravels
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Fantastic!
An absolute treat! Our guide was incredibly informative, super laid back and clearly very passionate about all the
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waggy99
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A great personalised music tour - highly recommended
Our differing musical tastes meant that we wanted to do different tours on offer, but as our time in New York was l
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Cathy C
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changed how we see downtown NYC!
Jesse is such a knowledgeable, earnest, and kind guide. My husband and I are locals who often hang out downtown and
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Roger E
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Fantastic-learned and saw a lot
Jess the guide has a wast knowledge and besides showing buildings where Madonna used to live before famous, where D
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939shanew
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If you enjoy music history, especially punk/glam rock, etc then you will love this tour.
If you enjoy music history, especially punk/glam rock, etc then you will love this tour. Jesse really knows his stu
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CKCTK
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Something Different (and great!) in NYC for Tourists or Locals
We did the Birth of Punk tour as a birthday activity for my daughter, who lives in the city and loves vintage punk
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Kevin W
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Gritty NYC musical gold dust
If you or the music you listen to has its influences from 60/70s NYC you would be absolutely crazy not to take this
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Marita H
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Great tour for music fans!
We are from the UK and really loved this informative and interesting tour of Greenwich Village and the Lower East S
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Steve P
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Absolutely fantastic!
This tour was tremendously good, particularly for music fans like me. Jesse knows so much about New York's rich mus
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richardv916
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Excellent Walking Tour
My daughter arranged for her and I to go on “The Birth of Punk” walking tour as part of my birthday celebration. Sh
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Michael B
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Walking tour in NYC tracing the birth of punk!!
Very organised prior to the walk, excellent website and detailed instructions provided. Actual walk was fascinating
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iragamerman
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Informative, Inspiring, Memorable, Heartbreaking, Amazing
Jesse is a super-informed and fantastic tour guide. His Arthur Russell walking tour is a treasure trove of informat
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DiegoSN1985
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Awesome tour experience to break NY
What an awesome tour discovering the rock & punk roots of NY! If you are a music lover, you can't lose it! We enjoy
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