Tours explore everything from iconic buildings to often overlooked neighborhood gems, while Streetwise New York guides share stories passed down from grandparents, gleaned from books, and whispered on street corners. Streetwise New York guides enjoy the challenge of creating unique itineraries meaning no two tours are alike.
Below are suggested itineraries, but all tours can be customized. Often customers choose more off-the-beaten-path routes, visiting more iconic sites like Times Square on their own and with our advice.
Our tours are designed to explore the city by foot (rain or shine) so be prepared to walk and join the masses on public transportation.
Whether you are decided on a tour or not feel free to contact us directly. We will respond promptly.
A tailored tour of Manhattan-- perfect for either the seasoned visitor or those looking for an introduction to the city. If it's your first time in new York you'll get a crash course on the history of the island, and also on how to cross streets, eat, walk, shop, and argue like a New Yorker. We'll visit the major sites and explore some of the most popular neighborhoods, revealing their secrets and leaving you with the comfort of navigating the city on your own. Or choose to dig deeper. Avoid Times Square and visit some of the city's hidden gems on side streets in both historic and up-and-coming neighborhoods.
Consider combining with Streetwise Brooklyn or Streetwise Queens
-Central Park -Meat Packing District
-Grand Central -The High Line
-Rockefeller Center -Soho
-Times Square -Chinatown
-Wall Street -Little Italy
-9/11 Memorial - Lower East Side
-Greenwich Village - East Village
A tour of historic and new hip areas in Brooklyn that may include a short boat ride up the East River. Visit DUMBO, a post-industrial fashionable area before strolling through Brooklyn Heights, a 19th century tree lined neighborhood next to the Brooklyn Bridge. Then take a ferry ride with breathtaking views to Williamsburg a hub of indie rock, hipster culture, and local art.
Consider combining with Streetwise Manhattan or Streetwise Queens
- Brooklyn Heights
- Brooklyn Bridge
- Hasidic Jewish Williamsburg
- Hipster & Bohemian Williamsburg
- Latin American Willamsburg
The nation's most diverse county is a foodie's heaven with rich streetlife. Queens is a melting pot of Latino, Indian, Greek, Arab and East Asian neighborhoods. After a day of walking and snacking, you'll feel like you've traveled the world.
Consider combining with Streetwise Manhattan or Streetwise Brooklyn
Depending on length of tour, pace and interests we can visit any number of these places:
- Jackson Heights (Latin American & South Asian)
- Astoria (Greek, Italian, Middle Eastern, Bohemian)
- Elmhurst (South Asian)
- Long Island City (Skyline Views, Bohemian, Industrial)
- Corona (Italian & Latin American)
- Flushing (Modern Chinatown)
An exciting and unique tour that has been featured in the Village Voice and the Daily News. The tour focuses on the history, life and foods of New York's past and present immigrant communities by exploring bustling neighborhoods in Queens and Manhattan.
- Lower East Side
- Manhattan's Chinatown
- Little Italy
- Jackson Heights
Streetwise New York guides enjoy the challenge of creating unique itineraries for guests meaning no two tours are alike. Are you teaching a class covering gentrification or immigration and looking for a field trip to illustrate the material you are covering? Are you a company looking for a team building exercise or PR event? How about an organization looking for a unique fundraiser opportunity? We've done all of this and more.
- Educational Groups
- Tours for PR events
- Corporate team building
- Non-Profit and Professional organization outings and fundraisers
- itineraries including transportation, tickets, food and guided visits
We can do combinations of the tours listed above or if you have a specific idea about something you are looking for, that can be arranged as well. These tours could also include food and/or transportation. Contact us for more details.
- transportation (coach van or towncar)
- special themes (street art, social history)