I reviewed tours online on the train and came across “streetwise” , who appealed to me right away. I texted Dan whether he could accommodate us and within minutes we had a confirmation and meeting point. Dan showed up early and we joined a small group to discover lower Manhattan’s culture and its influence by the many ethnic groups who came to NY over the years. Dan was very competent to point out landmark stores and buildings, providing meaningful insights. Some of sights and info are quite mind-blowing, but I won’t give it all away. – But be prepared for the unexpected – for example Dan knows the spot to get the best bull-frogs for dinner. The second part was Queens, which wouldn’t have been on my agenda if it wouldn’t have been for streetwise, but turned out to be a fascinating and diverse place. Anyway, I highly recommend Streetwise for their friendly service, passion for what they do and competence. – and what a great alternative to sitting on a double decker bus stuck in traffic.
Chris and Diane