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  • New York City: Greenwich Village 2-Hour Tour

    1. New York City: Greenwich Village 2-Hour Tour

    Explore New York’s most bohemian neighborhood on a 2-hour tour of Greenwich Village, and discover its reputation as a magnet for intellectuals, artists, and beat poets. Meet your guide on the corner of Waverly Place and 6th Avenue and set off in the footsteps of Henry James and Edgar Allan Poe. Learn about artists, such as Jackson Pollack, who gave the neighborhood its freewheeling identity. Hear stories of radical thinkers like Upton Sinclair and John Reed, who debated in smoky cafés. Feel the energy of “the Village” as you stroll from Washington Square Park to the haunts and hideaways of Dylan Thomas, Jimi Hendrix and Lenny Bruce. Savor stories of how the Beat Generation flourished here, and uncover some of New York's rarest sights - including the smallest piece of private property in the city! Along the way, you will go to Jones Street, where Bob Dylan's album cover “The Freewheeli...

    Phenomenal Tour. Highly Recommend. Learned a lot and saw what we wanted to see in the Village. My daughter was visiting NYU and getting to know the neighborhood was extremely important to us. We couldn’t have had a better guide than Evan. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and just plain perfect human being to be sharing his talents with others. I’d take this tour again but would pay the extra to have a private tour with Evan for he really was that good!

  • New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

    2. New York City: Gangsters and Ghosts 2-Hour Walking Tour

    Take a two-hour guided walking tour through some of NYC's most famous neighborhoods and discover their stories of gangsters and ghosts from the city’s past. The Five Points, Chinatown, Little Italy, and Greenwich Village were known as the vice districts during the 1920s and 30s. See the places where gangsters such as John Gotti and Lucky Luciano used to party, make deals, and carry out threats. Visit haunted locations and old crime scenes on a tour led by historians. Spooky tales of the ghosts and gangsters of NYC's streets will be shared along the way. Stop at The Five Points, known for hosting New York's most infamous gangs, Chinatown's "Blood Alley," haunted houses of the West Village, and the many restaurants where mafia murders occurred in Little Italy. Go inside the Godfather-featured Basilica of St Patrick. The tour is family friendly with frequent stops.

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and highly educated! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tour guides pep! We recommend everyone to join!

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based on 146 reviews

Phenomenal Tour. Highly Recommend. Learned a lot and saw what we wanted to see in the Village. My daughter was visiting NYU and getting to know the neighborhood was extremely important to us. We couldn’t have had a better guide than Evan. Extremely knowledgeable, friendly and just plain perfect human being to be sharing his talents with others. I’d take this tour again but would pay the extra to have a private tour with Evan for he really was that good!

Immerse yourself in the ever-present culture as you stroll down bohemian streets and imagine a life where poets, artists, writers, and activists converged at the most unlikely, yet likely places. Follow a knowledgeable and charming guide who draws you into the past with captivating stories and the sights to match. Not to be missed!

Kevin knows so much about the Greenwich area of NYC. Great little historical stories, architectural tidbits, lots on happenings past and current. He can answer most anything you ask. FUN tour.

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and highly educated! We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the tour guides pep! We recommend everyone to join!

Great tour! Had an excellent time, the guide was entertaining, fun and very knowledgeable!