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Walk About New York

New York City, NY, USA
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About Walk About New York
At Walk About New York, you will find entertaining walking tours that cover some of New York's best known areas. I also will show you some of its least known corners. I make connections amongst the sights, the historic people and the tales, helping to create a rich picture of the city that never sleeps. I look forward to sharing New York's story with you.
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16frequenttraveler wrote a review Feb 2020
Northern NJ4 contributions22 helpful votes
The Subway Art Tour, departing from World Trade Oculus into Brooklyn for stops at many stations was as excellent as Phil's 4 other subway art tours. Well organized, extremely interesting and well researched. I do LOTS of walking tours and his are among my favorites. Always learn a lot. Also find the other participants on these tours to be interesting people and eager learners. And remember you are underground so weather no issue!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from WalkAboutNY2014, Owner at Walk About New York
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Thank you for being a loyal Subway Art Tour guest, and for your kind words! Yes, the Subway Art Tours are perfect for winter-weather touring. We are underground away from the elements, and we get to warm-up inside the subway cars, and we get to see world-class art for the price of only one swipe of a MetroCard!
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Janet wrote a review Jan 2020
Brooklyn, New York81 contributions16 helpful votes
Phil Desiere offers several tours of subway art. Tour #5 begins at the Oculus in Lower Manhattan and, after a short ride to South Ferry, travels along the "R" line in Brooklyn to 86th Street and 4th Avenue. As with any of Mr. Desiere's tours, one can observe the art installed in various stations, learn about each installation, and also about the history of the MTA Arts & Design program. This is a great tour to take in bad weather when walking around outdoors would be too onerous. The tours are only conducted in winter. The dependence on the train schedule is somewhat problematic: on at least three occasions, we had to wait ten or fifteen minutes for the next train to arrive and bring us to the next work of art. It was reported that this was because of repairs, but could be a problem at any time trains don't run frequently.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Katherine S wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York11 contributions3 helpful votes
Phil took us to several subway stations with interesting art. He is very knowledgeable and presented information in a clear manner using a headset so he could be easily heard. We were very lucky with subway connections so the tour took about two hours but it could be longer if you have to wait for a train. We only needed to pay once to enter the subway because all the stations we visited were connected by different trains. Note there is lots of walking and many steps within stations. I highly recommend and would definitely go on another subway tour with Phil.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ckruse49 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York3 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the second subway walking tour I've taken with Phil. He keeps the group moving in order to cover quite a number of stations. He is very knowledgeable, and takes time to answer questions. Will definitely take his other tours as I'm able.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SusyQ66 wrote a review Jan 2020
Sunnyside, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
On a snowy afternoon Phil led us underground for 2 hours to numerous subway stops with amazing art. Enjoyed it immensely!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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