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East Village Visitors Center

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Address: 308 Bowery St., New York City, NY 10012
Phone Number: +1 212-614-8702
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Tue - Sat 11:00 - 18:00

East Village Visitors Center offers local brochures, maps and information...

East Village Visitors Center offers local brochures, maps and information about what is going on in the area, historic exhibits and displays, films, educational programs, special events, walking tours and direct access to East Village historians. The cafe offers free wi-fi, coffee, sandwiches, snacks, souvenirs, literature and more.

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Great history of lower NY

My wife and I took the Mafia tour and greatly enjoyed it. The story of NYC's gangs is deeply intertwined with the history of the Lower East Side (including present day Soho and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 September 2010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

My wife and I took the Mafia tour and greatly enjoyed it. The story of NYC's gangs is deeply intertwined with the history of the Lower East Side (including present day Soho and East Village) and the immigrants passing through, and LESHP's guide for this tour, Eric, is extremely knowledgeable on the history of all of these. This made the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2010

My friend and I took Bowery tour with Rob yesterday and my experience is similar to other people – tour was great. Rob really knows his staff and he likes to share it. Tour was covering history of Bowery Street in context of New York City history, while providing some details about architectures of the building on the Bowery and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2009

I live in New York and took this tour to learn more about the Lower East Side. What I got was SO much more than that! Our guide, Andrea, took us to some of the most historic and culturally significant spots in just a few short blocks and she had amazing visuals to reinforce everything she talked about. But beyond... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2009

I visited the East Village Visitors Center when my friends came to visit the city. The cafe inside the center is great, good coffee and food. They offere several types of walking tours, but we got on the one called Gangsters Murderers and Weirdos- the guide actually wrote a book on the same topic, saw it on barns and nobles.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2009

I recently visited the east village visitors center and went on the gangsters, murderers and weirdos tour. the tour guide was really informative (he just wrote a book about this subject) and he literally knew everything there was to know about the east village. it was cool to see a different side of new york. also there's a really cute... More 

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