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Streetwise New York Tours

4014 Ditmars Blvd., New York City, NY
347-327-6063
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Ranked #6 of 522 Activities in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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69 reviews 69 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Andrew did a great job with communication before the tour and Dan was fantastic at showing 5 of us around New York on 9/16. He kept our interests in mind and revised his plan of attack a couple of times to accommodate our slower than expected pace. We wanted/needed to take our time. If I were to do it again,... More

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The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

During our stay in hotel Pod 51 we joined a pod walk to the Meatpacking District, The High Line and the Village. Dan guided us through all te streets and gave us lots of interesting information and showed us a lot of the neigbourhood. We really enjoyed it!! Great walk, great tour, great fun!!

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We took the 3-hour tour in Spanish. We visited Greenwich Village, Little Italy and Chinatown. Andrew is really nice and made the tour fun and enjoyable. He told us great stories in Greenwich Village and Little Italy and we end the tour in a restaurant in Chinatown recommended by him. We had a delicious lunch with at a low price.... More

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Colleyville, Texas
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Dan Shaki of Streetwise Tours gave my husband and I another informative peek at the upper east side of Manhattan and Central Park. He was our private guide last August when we visited New York City for the first time. We walked and road the subway which we feel is a great way to really get a feel for the... More

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Nexoe, Denmark
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A very pleasant (even 30 degrees hot) walk through Queens with Dan. Dan seemed to know everything about the neighborhood and told us a lot about the history, the people, the daily life and the development of Queens. Things we couldn't have read in any tourist guide. It was still just "scratching the surface", but after this tour we really... More

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Port Jefferson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Went on a trek through Brooklyn with some others who had already signed up for this. The tour was perhaps a bit slower paced than I might go for, but I suspect that my pace is not suitable for most. The tour was well organized with all questions answered courteously and the pauses taken were likely needed by those with... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I stayed at Pod Hotel 51, I was travelling by myself and notice the free provided tours by the our hotel. I went on the Brooklyn Heights/Dumbo and Highline walking tours. Both were great. Andrew and Patrick the tour guides were very friendly, helpfull and knowledgeable. I defiantly recommend these tours to everyone.

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Lombard
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We found Streetwise on Trip Advisor and booking our 4 hour private tour was the best decision! Dan and I emailed back and forth a bit even before the trip as he gave us recommendations for restaurants, etc as part of the planning process. Dan met us in the lobby of our hotel to start the day. During our tour... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had booked a 3 hour private tour with Andrew with the "Immigrant New York" theme. It was a very good insight with a deep local perspective. He managed to attract the attention of whole group adults & kids along with opportunites to try street flavors.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

I was lucky enough to go in 2 Streetwise walking tours through hotel Pod 51, while in NYC this July. #1. With Andrew through The Meat Packing District, The High Line Park, Greenwich Village and Soho. #2. With Patrick through the Lower East Side and Chinatown. Both tours were incredible!!!!! Andrew and Patrick packed in a ton of fun, were... More

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