Exclusive Tours for Hotel Guests

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Pod Hotels offers complimentary Streetwise New York Tours to guests of both the Pod39 and Pod51 hotels. Each tour led by local guides gives guests an insiders look to some of New York’s most unique and dynamic neighborhoods.

City Hall, Little Italy and Soho

City Hall, Little Italy and Soho

We start with secrets of the City Hall area and continue through Little Italy and into Soho. In a few blocks, we see top grafitti and some of the best examples of New York Beaux Arts and cast iron architecture from a century ago. We  learn about the history of Little Italy and find out how Soho went from being industrial to artsy  to one of world's most fashionable areas today. 

This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of Pod51 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Register on Pod Social or contact your Pod conciege

Monday

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Street Art and Immigration

Lower East Side and Chinatown

We start on the Lower East Side, A hundred years ago this neighborhood was packed with immigrants; today the immigrant neighborhood is giving way to boutiques, galleries and street art. From the Lower East Side we visit the heart of Chinatown. This tour will take you through all the different eras of these neighborhoods— German, Jewish, Latino, Chinese and Hipster. Studying communities and checking out street art. We also visit the Essex Street Market and Economy Candy.

This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of Pod51 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Register on Pod Social or contact your Pod conciege

Tuesday

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Greenwich Village / Meatpacking

Including Chelsea Market, the Highline and Washington Square Park

We'll see 19th century row houses and cobbled streets which in the 20th century became where Jazz, art, gay rights and culture thrived. We'll be sure to include pop culture sites from movies and tv shows and where Bob Dylan arrived to New York. In the Meatpacking District, we'll study how this neighborhood went from being half abandoned to being one of New York's hippest areas.

This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of Pod51 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Register on Pod Social or contact your Pod conciege

Thursday

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Brooklyn

Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

On this tour we'll pass beautiful brownstones on picturesque tree lined streets and make our way through one of New York's nicest new waterfront parks, We'll see innovations in urban planning side by side with some of the classiest homes NYC has to offer. We'll also venture into DUMBO, once a desolate industrial wasteland but now home to unique shops, and street art for an incredible view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

This tour meets at 9:30am in the lobby of Pod51 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Register on Pod Social or contact your Pod conciege

Friday

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Please contact us if you have any questions about the tours or how to book