Alternative New York Tour

What to expect
  • Explore the neighborhoods of East Village and the Bowery in Manhattan
  • Learn about the poets, musicians, writers, and artists that helped shape the culture in New York as it is today
  • See sticker and street art from well-known graffiti artists
  • Visit sites such as St. Marks Place, Tompkins Square Park, and The Mosaic Trail
When people think of New York, they think of famous neighborhoods and landmarks such as Wall Street, the Empire State Building, and Central Park. Did you know there is another, equally impressive, side that helped shape the city’s image throughout the years? Discover the real New York on this alternative walking tour as you stroll through the streets of the Bowery and East Village. You’ll visit the homes of influential poets, writers, musicians and artists who contributed to the cutting edge culture of New York City. Along the way, see street art from well-known graffiti artists, hear about tragic events that have left New Yorkers weeping, and witness inspirational community activism that keeps New Yorkers moving forward every day. You won’t be able to read about these experiences in any brochure or pamphlet, but you can listen to stories from those who’ve experienced them firsthand on this one-of-a-kind walking tour experience.

Note: The tour meets on the Northwest corner of 2nd Ave. and East Houston St. in the East Village. A max of 5 people can book at a time as per our partner's strict group booking policy. As this tour is no cost upfront, you have the opportunity to name your price depending on how you value the tour, pay-what-you-wish tours are tours for every budget! This tour works on the honor system, so please understand that if you make a reservation and don’t show up without 24 hour notice, future tours will be placed on stand-by status.
Key Highlights
Price Free!
Duration / Session 2 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 3 positive reviews
Cancellation must be given at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour. Failure to do so will result in future bookings being placed on stand-by status.

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