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Context New York Tours

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Flatiron District
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Address: 1133 Broadway (26th Street), New York City, NY
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Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the...

Context organizes scholar-led walking tours of New York City focused on the history, architecture, cuisine, culture, and art of the city. Groups are limited to six people in order to create a dynamic learning environment. With a network of historians, archaeologists, architects, and art historians, Context focuses on thematic walks that uncover New York City for the curious traveler.

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Great Tour for Kids at The Met

Really wonderful tour at the Met with Ms Monica Valley. If you have young kids and want to give them an educational, captivating, and memorable Museum experience, this is the way... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Really wonderful tour at the Met with Ms Monica Valley. If you have young kids and want to give them an educational, captivating, and memorable Museum experience, this is the way to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ben was our docent, and he was terrific. He is working on his PhD in American Revolutionary History and was so knowledgable about the events, people and places of history in lower Manhattan (AKA New Amsterdam). He customized the tour to our wants and provided us the tour experience that made our day special.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We toured southern Manhattan on ""Young, Scrappy, and Hungry - Hamilton and Revolutionary NY" with one other couple. Tour was 2.75 hours and cost was $200 including tip. Our guide ("docent") was a PhD student in history that was well up on his game. Fascinating stories and easy walk. HIGHLY recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Just spent the afternoon with Monica of Context tours visiting the gallery district of Chelsea, New York. I can't fault a thing. We were met promptly and just 6 to a group made it intimate and easy to move from gallery to gallery. Monica created an interesting itinerary of different galleries from the majors like the Gagosian and Pace with... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

While staycationing in NYC, I booked Context's Architechture of NYC walk with Hansel. What a wonderful way to learn more about my beloved city. Hansel was knowledgeable, enthusiastic, thoughtful & opinionated. We walked and talked and gawked at the beauty, artistry and diversity of this awesome city. GREAT day, FANTASTIC way to explore. Thank you!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

Took two walks: Architecture of NY and Jackson Heights. They were both amazing: Irina is an Art Historian at Columbia and Pengfei has a PhD on suburban development in New York and Beijing. You really see the city with different eyes, and the fact that the groups are so small provide a framework for conversation and exchange of ideas. Can... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

We had booked the "small group 3 hour architectural walking tour 42nd street". It surpassed all of our expectations. It turned out that the 2 of us were the only ones who had booked this tour, so it actually turned out to be a very private guided walk! Our guide Irina (born and raised in Brooklyn, from Ukrainian origins) was... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Tried to sign up for Brooklyn tour. Had difficulties because of a previously used e-mail address whose password couldn't be reset or recovered. Left a message stating the issue and that I would like to sign up for a tour. Never got a return call. Ended up signing up for the Sunday Brooklyn tour utilizing another e-mail address. On Friday,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We went on a good walking tour of Brooklyn. Tour started in a coffee shop with some history and some maps and then the walk begun with a decent amount of breaks. We had good weather, but certainly would not do the tour if it was raining.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was our first trip to NYC and we're so glad we booked some tours with Context through our local travel agent. We enjoyed "Architecture of New York" with a young man named Daniel. Incredibly knowledgible and entertaining. Covered a lot of ground in 3 hours and saw a lot of buildings we would have missed. We also booked a... More 

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Flatiron District
Offering many of city’s best restaurants and shops set amid classic New York architecture, the Flatiron District is no longer under the tourist radar. At 23rd Street is the famous triangular Flatiron Building, which makes a good picture no matter what angle you photograph it from. Be sure to look up at the elegant architecture as you stroll the streets- much of this neighborhood is part of a historic district that was home to many of the city’s most famous department stores at the turn of the century. At the northern end of the neighbourhood, Madison Square Park is best known for being the home of a famous burger shack, but it can also be a quiet refuge to spend an afternoon, and it frequently hosts interesting public art exhibits. In the lower part of the Flatiron District you'll find Union Square, a bustling crossroads at all times of day and night.
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