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Bowery Boys Walking Tours

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New York City, NY, USA
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About Bowery Boys Walking Tours
The Bowery Boys NYC Walking tours are expert-led history walking tours of New York City. Developed by the popular Bowery Boys NYC History podcast, these small-group tours explore the rich neighborhoods, characters and events that have shaped New York and the world.
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The Bowery Boys Broadway History Tour
On this walking tour, we take Bowery Boys’ podcasts to the streets, visiting sites where theater history was made. Developed by the Bowery Boys and your guide Jeff, a Broadway insider, the tour traces the history of the Broadway theater while exploring NYC’s famed Theater District.
We’ll visit landmark theaters where celebrated shows and performers have played, as well as theatrical haunts like Sardi’s, Shubert Alley, and Duffy Square. You’ll hear colorful stories of Broadway’s legendary stars, producers, and shows – even thespians who return to the limelight from beyond the grave. Along the way, your guide will share information about the Broadway industry and the rise, fall, and renaissance of the Great White Way.
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$35.00 per adult
The Bowery Boys 19th Century NOHO Tour: Glamour, Greed, Money and Murder
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Join this unique tour of the once elegant Bond Street NOHO neighborhood, former home to some of New York’s most famous families. You’ll learn how the neighborhood from the Bowery to Washington Square evolved into an enclave of the very rich and often vary famous, as well as the fringes of New York’s 19th-century underbelly.
Your expert guide Carl will lead you along 19th-century cobblestone streets and introduce you to characters in this real-life drama, such as John Jacob Astor, Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allan Poe, Mrs. Astor, and Edith Wharton.
Our tour will pass by such New York landmarks as the famous Colonnade Row, the Public Theater, and Cooper Union. You’ll also imagine the drama that unfolded on today’s Astor Place during the Opera House riot of 1847.
We’ll visit the site of the notorious 1857 Bond St. Murder, which remains one of New York’s unsolved murder mysteries!
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$35.00 per adult
The Bowery Boys Cast-Iron Architecture Tour along Ladies' Mile
Join us on a tour of Ladies’ Mile, 19th-century New York’s most famous shopping district, where splendid commercial palaces plied their wares to the city’s elite. Some of the greatest architects and artists of the time created lavish show rooms to entice and delight both shoppers and passers-by.
Your expert guide Emma will lead you around the neighborhood now known as Chelsea and the Flatiron District to see where wealthy women could shop without male companions. Residents of this neighborhood, such as Isabella Stewart Gardner, Edith Wharton, Samuel Morse, and members of the Roosevelt family, would have strolled the streets and shopped in the grand department stores, where every floor was filled with exquisite wares.
The buildings of the Ladies’ Mile district includes some of the most important examples of lavish cast-iron architecture in New York City. We'll discuss the incredible architecture that still exists today, and examine how these department stores changed New York.
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$35.00 per adult
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I took the Edith Wharton's New York tour earlier today and it was an amazing experience. Our tour guide, Carl, was interesting, informative, and obviously excited by the subject matter. Whether you're a long-time fan of Wharton's works or just interested in Gilded Age NYC,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second Bowery Boys walking tour, and I'll be sure to book spots on every other tour that they offer (Edith Wharton's New York! Ladies Mile Gilded Age Shopping Tour!!!). I was thrilled when the Boys published a book, and even more excited...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

Carl was an excellent, knowledgeable and engaging tour guide. He made history come alive with interesting and relevant storytelling and facts. I would absolutely take another tour given by him and through the Bowery Boys company.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019 via mobile

I love the Bowery Boys podcast. And, this is the podcast in walking tour form. I was so impressed. Carl the guide was so excited about NY and had great historical stories and personal anecdotes. I hope the Bowery boys continue to expand their offerings-we...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019 via mobile

Just took the NoHo tour with Carl. I’ve tried many NYC walking tours, and this was one of the best. Fun and informative. Good pacing, small group and well researched. Looking forward to trying out some of their other tours as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 17, 2019 via mobile

I took the Gilded Age Cast Iron Architecture and Ladies Mile tour with Emma, who is truly a phenomenal tour guide. She is so sweet and welcoming, and as it was frigid and windy outside during our tour she was very thoughtful of our surroundings,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

My husband and I enjoyed our NOHO tour with Carl Raymond and Craig Nelson on Sunday, January 13. We are NYC history buffs and actually traveled to hear the Bowery Boys live podcast in Brooklyn on January 11. Carl delivered an excellent tour providing unknown...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 14, 2019

I just moved back to NYC and I love history so this sort of tour is right up my alley. It was fascinating with many little know interesting details that make my love for the city even stronger. Chris was great and clearly loves this...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

I ALWAYS thought The Bowery Boys should do walking tours, and my dreams came true! Despite the cold and rainy weather, Emma did an amazing job taking us back to the Gilded Age on the Gilded Age Shopping Tour. The tour was architecture focused and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018

As a big fan of the Bowery Boys Podcast, when I heard they were doing Christmas tours I immediately signed up. The tour was amazing - Craig and Jeff were very knowledgeable and passionate about NYC history and were charming and personable to boot. They...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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