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Streetwise New York Tours

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Address: New York City, NY
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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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Joined twice and regret I could not do more!

During my staying at Pod, I joined the tour "Greenwhich village and Meatpacking district" with Sonya and it has been a unforgettable experience! The group was small, the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Silvia V
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Delft, The Netherlands

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Delft, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During my staying at Pod, I joined the tour "Greenwhich village and Meatpacking district" with Sonya and it has been a unforgettable experience! The group was small, the atmosphere relaxed, and our guide was truly passionate and informative. The next day, I could not avoid to join the "Dumbo and Brooklyn" tour with Dan and my expectations were matched. Cannot... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed in New York at the POD hotel on 52nd street between Christmas and New Year. When we arrived we saw an information board on the lobby counter offering free trips every day. We took advantage of this and went on two trips, one that went to Chelsea, the Meat Market, the Highline and Greenwich Village... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

My friend and I took the free Holiday Windows Tour offered through our hotel while we were enjoying a long weekend in NYC. Dan was a terrific guide -- very knowledgeable about all the sights, easy to understand even as we navigated crowded NYC sidewalks, and had a relaxed but professional attitude. The tour greatly enriched our trip by giving... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We booked with Dan on line and found his communication prior to our trip, to be excellent, answering all out queries promptly. As a family of four from Sydney, travelling to New York for the first time, we chose to go on 2 tours with Streetwise Tours. It was a fantastic decision. Our first tour included using the Manhatten subway,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Can't enough about the great time we had touring NYC with Dan. We walked through Chinatown, Little Italy, Lower East Side and into Greenwich Village a bit. From history and architecture to food and graffiti, Dan covered it all. Our tour was private and included me, my wife and my mom (71). We all walked away with an appreciation for... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Patrick guided us through the streets of Manhattan NYC with an enjoyable and clear discourse. Past and current events that shaped the city are merged into light and engaging explanations. Not your typical touristic tour... you're invited to learn and understand more than meets the eye. I find it appropriate for people of all ages and background. Highly recommended.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 30 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 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 29 November 2016 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 

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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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