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.