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Streetwise New York Tours

4014 Ditmars Blvd., New York City, NY
347-327-6063
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Ranked #7 of 482 activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Type: Tours
Owner description: Most walking tours point and stare at New York—with Streetwise New York, you live it. We explore neighborhoods, recount history and study... more » Owner description: 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 for tour schedule and to book your own customized private tour! « less
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Fishers, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

The walking tour we took with Dan this spring was fun, educational and a great way to ensure you will see some of NYC that you would otherwise miss. Dan listened to our interests and created a tour that really fit our wishes. His local knowledge and bits of information put context to the sights and neighborhoods. Schedule this at... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Andrew did a great job of customizing a tour of Queens for our family. We didn't really know what to ask to see/experience, but after a few emails and well posed questions, he had a good sense for what type of tour we would like and some significant stops along the way. Our boys, ages 11 and 14, enjoyed the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I've taken walking tours in cities around the world and enjoy them. This one was special because the young man running it, Andrew, was doing his PhD in urban studies in NYC and so had an incredible depth of knowledge about the parts of the city that we explored. And he wore his learning lightly: there was much good humour... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I went on a tour with Andrew on february and he was fantastic. While some tours tend to be boring or long with a lot of unnecesary information, Andrew was fun and precise which made the tour very enjoyable! If you go to New York I absolutely recommend him!

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Kochi (Cochin), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I took the Street Art/China Town tour with Streetwise, organized through POD 51. Our guide Andrew was well organised, funny & enthusiastic, which was unexpected given that it was mid-winter. He really lived up to their name, pointing out art pieces, and giving background on the work and the artists, as well as the general history of the area -... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Recommended to us by POD 51, we went on the free Friday tour of Greenwich Village, the Meatpacking District, The High Line, and Chelsea Market. Dan, our awesome and patient guide (to our many questions), lead us on a informative & fun trip through an area of New York many never have the chance to experience. The city is not... More

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streetwiseny, Owner at Streetwise New York Tours, responded to this review

Thanks so much for coming on the tour. I"m glad you had such a great time. I had a lot of fun showing you around and even learned some new things from Jeff at the Music Inn due to our conversation there. To give credit where credit is due, I want to thank the Pod Hotel for paying for this... More

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We heard about the walking tours as we were staying at Pod 39, where the tours are offered free to hotel guests. We went on Tuesdays tour with Dan, and Fridays tour with Andy. Unfortunately, the snow storm saw Thursdays tour to Brooklyn cancelled, otherwise we would have done that as well. I have been to NYC many time however,... More

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We went on the walking tour of Brooklyn with Andy in Jan 2014 and really enjoyed it- even though it was soo cold! Andy was very knowledgeable and very easy to get along with. We stayed at Pod 51 and first saw the walking tour at check in. I think the hotel should definitely advertise it more because I would... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The tour was offered by our hotel Pod 51 and we thought this was a really nice additional service. It's a great way to see parts of the city you might not normally go to and the guide was enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Definitely worth getting up a bit earlier for.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

I stayed at Pod 51 and one of the things i liked it was the Walking Tours. An excellent way to know NY and the places you would common visit. I would repeat the tour and I completely recommend it if is the first time you are in this city or if you want to know another places.

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