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“Well worth the extra money”

The Levys' Unique New York!
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$400.00*
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NYC Awesome Architecture Private Tour by Foot and...
Ranked #63 of 659 Tours in New York City
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Owner description: Guided tours of NYC & Brooklyn via private vehicle or foot & subway by NY's First Family of Tour Guides. Our licensed guides excel at the four Es - educational, entertaining, energetic and engaging. Native New Yorkers lead uniquely designed tours which focus on food, history, culture, architecture, music, arts and more and utilize state-of-the-art technology to bring a visual flair to New York's fascinating history.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

Our family had four goals: 1. to find some up and coming artists and be able to buy their work - in cool Bushwick- not at DUMBO where they've already "made it" 2. to eat good pizza 3. to understand the many ethnic groups living in Brooklyn and how they interact and 4. to see cool Brooklyn things that won't be there in 10 years because of urban development. Matt delivered that and more! We learnt about the urban graffiti as art form. Ate ethnic food in the areas where the locals eat. i.e. Jerk chicken in Bed-Sty, pizza at DeFarlo's, Artisan doughnuts and vegan ice cream at a "hipster hangout". All cheap, awesome quality food places we NEVER would have discovered on our own. Matt took us to Better than Jam where my daughter bought a ton of "hipster" clothes, at affordable prices, each piece made by local artists. Matt added bonuses - my kids were impressed at getting to see his parents house, and getting to see the meeting room of Occupy New York (esp good since we did a Financial Tour about the market crash/mortgage fiasco the next day). Having Matt (and his car) meant we got a lot of ground covered and avoided being stuck in the rain. And since Matt is (and dresses) like a cool hipster - we NEVER felt out of place. The art I bought was reasonably priced. If you want a A UNIQUE ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME experience to see a slice of Brooklyn that is rapidly changing you have to do this tour!

Thank Lynn B
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

My husband surprised me with this tour and what a great surprise it turned out to be. We did the graffiti tour. As long time New Yorkers it was really fun to explore part of the city we knew nothing about. We learned a ton and our guide was engaging, knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Gideon provided a fantastic tour, able to accommodate a family of seven with ease. Solid route through the lower east side with excellent choice of pitstops for refreshments/food, bathroom breaks and other interesting sites. This tour is a must for history buffs and a pleasure for groups of all ages. I'm personally inspired to study the history of the Yiddish gangs even further after this experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Chris A
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levysuniqueny, Owner at The Levys' Unique New York!, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Thanks Chris! Although we like to present ourselves not as "Gangsta" but as "Civic-minded New Yorkers who love to share our knowledge and passion with visitors from all over the world," we'll take your compliment on our guide Gideon and his LES tour. Cheers!

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Reviewed September 13, 2012

As a native New Yorker who has spent more than half her life 350 miles south, I relish the opportunity to discover parts of NYC that I didn't get the chance to experience years ago.

Gideon Levy's tour of the Brooklyn Bridge and DUMBO was a great way to whet our appetites for exploring this borough. He managed to mix a quick summary of 250 years worth of historical lore with a great walk!

We hope to call on the Levys for our next year's visit.

Five gold stars!

Maureen and Victor, Arlington, VA
Jan and Jack, East Haven, CT

Thank Maureen S
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levysuniqueny, Owner at The Levys' Unique New York!, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2012

Maureen - all we can say to this killer review is . . . WHASSA MATTA TOOK YOU S' LAWNG TO VISIT DA COUNTY A' KINGS!!??? FUGGHEDABOUDIT!!!! I mean, all dese family a tour guys wanna do iz show ya da best o' Brooklyn, an you gotta come wit' sum 'tude boud da Bronx an' Manahattan an' Queens an' friggin' Staten Island all bein' bettah dan Brooklyn. Fugghedaboudit. You come back an' we show you sum moah of da best place on Oith!

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Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

Fun tour! Max knew everything. Answered all our questions. Would go back for different tours of brooklyn

Thank betsycs
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levysuniqueny, Owner at The Levys' Unique New York!, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2012

Thanks Betsy. Although we don't have a tour guide named Max, we do have four different guides named Matt. And a Mark. And a Gideon, Jonah, Kristin, Jose, Jonathan, Kevin, Ray and Dahlia. Maybe it was one of those guides!? Regardless, thanks for the review!

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