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Streetwise New York Tours
Ranked #15 of 619 Tours in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Most walking tours point and stare at New York-with Streetwise New York, you live it! Streetwise New York explores neighborhoods, recounts history and studies contrast--but does so knowing that New York’s essence isn’t listed in guidebooks or displayed in museums. The true New York is melted into slices of pizza, hidden in subways, and carried in the ever-changing stories of its 8.5 million people.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
New York, New York, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed October 19, 2012

I joined the Streetwise tour through the East Village as part of the “Explore New York, Explore the World” program by NYU. The tour was truly amazing, despite pouring rain all the time. I have never enjoyed a city tour this much. Instead of just walking around with a little flag, tour guide Dan told us the story of the East Village. We tried a famous $1 pizza slice at St. Mark’s Place, visited an Italian pastry shop that exists for over four generations and so much more. This is about as good as a guided tour gets; highly recommended.

Visited October 2012
Thank Arthur M
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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
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“a great way to see a different side of NYC”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

The tour guide provided fantastic local knowledge on China Town and surrounding areas from New York history to local street art work as well as providing great tips on best eats for lunch after the tour.

Visited September 2012
Thank 589Nicole
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“streetwise - a great way to start our trip!”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Spending our first morning in NYC with Andrew on a Streetwise tour was a great way to get orientated and avoid family rows! We managed to see large parts of Downtown Manhattan and learn a lot about history and architecture along the way.And the kids didn't moan....
Thanks ,Andrew, for setting us off on a good footing, and for taking time to help us

Visited October 2012
Thank Ruth72_12
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Fredericton, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful Tour”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Patrick was interesting, knowledgeable, kind, and did a fabulous job keeping our teenagers and us entertained. 6 hours sounds long but time just flew by. It was great to be able to make changes to our itinerary as we went.

Again, Patrick was an incredible guide.

1 Thank JoelMichaud
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New York City, New York
1 review
“A MUST-DO when visiting NYC!!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

This tour was incredible - our guide Andrew was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so many interesting things about the culture and history of NYC that you could never find in a guidebook. One part I especially appreciated was the way he was able to customize the tour according to what we expressed interest in seeing and doing. Definitely plan to take another Streetwise Tour as soon as possible, because there are endless things to learn and experience in New York and these guys know just how to show it! A+++

Visited September 2012
Thank Devon O
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