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Back When Harlem Was Jewish

Superlatives Galore for our guide,Leslie Schatzer! We were a group of thirty five seniors who... read more

Reviewed May 2, 2018
Vivian F
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Great experience!

The expert guide leading the tour was Leslie Schatzer who shared her storehouse of facts and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
New York City, New York
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12 Eldridge St, New York City, NY 10002-6204
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Reviewed May 2, 2018

Superlatives Galore for our guide,Leslie Schatzer! We were a group of thirty five seniors who UNANIMOUSLY agree that this was THE BEST tour ever! The Apollo Theater,with a private tour given by Billy Mitchell,Mr. Apollo,involved the history and backstage viewing of an historical gem. Onstage...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

The expert guide leading the tour was Leslie Schatzer who shared her storehouse of facts and stories about the diverse Jewish immigrants who settled on the lower east side of New York City. The tour explored the unique landmarks, businesses and tenements buildings that still...More

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Reviewed May 23, 2017

There is so much history and so much culture on the Lower East Side and Leslie makes the streets come alive with stories of the past in between stops at shops, synagogues, landmarks and museums. She is funny, vibrant, charming, knowledgeable and engaging. She points...More

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Reviewed April 9, 2017

This Jewish Heritage tour of the Lower East Side of New York City was sensational! Leslie Schatzer was a perfect guide with valuable insights and a great demeanor. We walked over 2 hours and were inspired and delighted. Thank you for a great history lesson...More

Thank Ronald G
Reviewed April 3, 2017

2+ hour walking tour of NYC's Lower East Side, with a particularly Jewish slant. Great experience, particularly as an overview of the Jewish immigrant experience. Leslie was thoroughly knowledgeable and an absolute delight as our tour guide. Hit the hot spots -- Eldridge Street Synagogue,...More

Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Leslie is great. She is impassioned, knowledgeable and creative. She has brought many tour groups to my museum and she is a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her tours.

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Reviewed July 18, 2016

I have been to the lower east side of NYC many times, but this time it was a whole new experience. Our guide was Leslie and she took us to places that I had never been to before. She is so knowledgeable about the history...More

Thank JuneNewFairfield_CT
Reviewed June 27, 2016

Yesterday's tour was fantastic! Enjoyed learning and visiting a neighborhood so close to home in New York City! The tour leader, Leslie, made it interesting, informative and fun! The big beer hall in the Hipster section was especially enjoyable as were some of the local...More

Thank rochelle m
Reviewed May 23, 2016

Our tour guide, Leslie, is an expert on the history of the Lower East Side, having lived in NY for many years. She gave insights that would not be found online, which is what made this tour so worthwhile. She was very accommodating and spent...More

1  Thank Rick S
Reviewed April 12, 2016

We spent a wonderful afternoon on the Fact, Fiction and Fun walking tour on the Lower East Side. Leslie was so knowledgeable and was a great tour guide. It was so entertaining and informative. A great way to spend an afternoon, regardless of whether you're...More

Thank Courtney W
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Bursting with an amazing array of sights, sounds, and
smells on every block, a visit to Chinatown feels like
entering a different world. It’s a colorful spectacle
that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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