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Great tour of the neighborhoods!

My family (including two nearly-adult boys) met up with Sonya and proceeded on foot. She was very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
David G
A great way to see New York

We chose a 4.5 hour tour and covered the Meatpacking District, China Town, Soho, Greenwich... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ejayne367
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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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.
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Chinatown
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My family (including two nearly-adult boys) met up with Sonya and proceeded on foot. She was very personable and kept us moving through a number of different neighborhoods. It was a great intro to the area, which I hadn't been to in about 25 years!...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose a 4.5 hour tour and covered the Meatpacking District, China Town, Soho, Greenwich Village, Little Italy and finished up on the Lower East Side at Katz’s Delicatessen. Dan was very knowledgable about the areas we visited and tailored the tour to include our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Soniya was our guide and did an excellent job highly recommend her and streetwise any time for a very personal and detailed tour Steve and Dee K

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I advise everyone to come along, so you get good information about the various districts. and you know a lot more about New York than you can get from books.in addition, they are fun and entertaining guides.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greg was our guide, we agreed to meet on a place close to our hotel and from there we took the subway, as a regular person would in NYC, and that's the whole point, to go through the city, not as a regular tourist. We...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Greg met us at our hotel and took us on a 4.5 hour tour of the cool Manhattan neighbourhoods. We find doing a tour on the first day the best way to get to know a new City and this was no exception. Greg is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I (two 25 year old females) were staying at the Pod Hotel and took advantage of the free walking tour with Streetwise on the second day of our trip. Our tour went to Lower East Side and China Town. The tour guide...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

My sister and I really enjoyed our walking tour of Brooklyn Height and Dumbo with Ben. It was well organised, informative, relaxed and very enjoyable. Ben was very knowledgeable about all things New York.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018

I had a great time on my recent tour of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO and The Upper West Side and Central Park and got to see a fascinating side of the city!

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Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

Me and my teen loved the guided tour, Andrew was excellent story-teller and showed us parts of the town we haven't seen by ourselves.

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streetwiseny, Owner at Streetwise New York Tours, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Kristi K, So glad that we got the chance to show you and your son a side of our city that most tourists don't get to see! There are so many hidden gems in these areas!

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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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nadinel803
June 14, 2018|
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Response from streetwiseny | Property representative |
Our prices for a private tour for a group of 4 people are $225 for a 3 hour tour, $300 for a 4.5 hour tour, or $375 for a 6 hour tour.
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David G
May 26, 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline H | Reviewed this property |
I am sure Streetwise can build a private tour around the neighborhoods that interest you. Sonya, the tour guide for both tours which I took was very knowledgeable about the art/architecture/history of the various... More
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sherryb1537
May 4, 2017|
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Response from streetwiseny | Property representative |
Hi. We offer customized, private tours. Send us an email and I can give you more details about how our tours work. We can come up with a route that will help you to see as much as possible on your tour.
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