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    Brooklyn Graffiti & Street Art Excursion

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    Ready to explore the rebellious, politically-conscious world of street art? See the best and most absurd Brooklyn graffiti, including a variety of different tags, murals, and posters this underground art scene has to offer. You'll learn about the history of modern graffiti art and explore some of the lore that surrounds it. Graffiti legends like Blek Le Rat and Banksy will be important parts of the discussion on the mainstream acceptance of this deviant form. Explore the mystery and controversy that has made graffiti and street art such a hot topic in the past few decades.
    Brooklyn Graffiti & Street Art Excursion

    Bushwick, Brooklyn

    • See Brooklyn's graffiti and art scene and hear about its history and lore
    • Learn about the different types of graffiti, such as tags, murals and posters
    • Immerse yourself in the mystery, controversy, and mainstream acceptance of street art
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    Upper East Side Tour: Windows of the Wealthy

    Explore the decadent history of the Upper East Side, from its Gatsby-esque billionaires to its modern luxury high rises. Walk in the footsteps of the Kennedys, Carnegies, and Rockefellers as you visit mansions that put the "gilded" in Gilded Age, renowned hotels, the hangouts of modern-day celebrities, and designer boutiques. You'll learn about the neighborhood's meteoric rise to affluence, from undeveloped farmland at the turn of the 20th century to the epicenter of luxury that you see now. Whether you're an adventurous out of towner or a lifelong New Yorker, you'll walk away with new insights into the decadent history of this iconic neighborhood.
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    Upper East Side Tour: Windows of the Wealthy

    E 60th St & 5th Ave, New York

    • Tour the stunning Upper East Side, New York City's lap of luxury
    • Visit iconic and little known mansions, churches, and boutiques
    • Learn fascinating trivia and stories about the neighborhood's famous inhabitants
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    Civil War Era Walking Tour

    Imagine a city filled with contradictions, a city that promised success and drew masses of poor immigrants and wealthy investors. Imagine a city torn apart by ethnic, economic, and political differences, on the brink of Civil War. That was New York City in the 1850's and 1860's. On this tour, travel through lower Manhattan, recreating mid-nineteenth century life in NYC. Visit Delmonico's, Tweed Courthouse, and City Hall. As you walk through the streets, you'll see samples of newspapers, political cartoons, drawings, and photographs to add to the realism. Uncover New York's history during this tumultuous time.
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    Civil War Era Walking Tour

    Battery Park, New York

    • Learn about New York's astronomical rise to the wealthiest port city in the world
    • Hear about NYC's changing role in the Civil War
    • Visit historic sites like Delmonico's Restaurant, Trinity Church and St. Paul's Chapel
    • Discuss the abolitionist publisher of the NY Tribune
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    American History & Ground Zero Landmark Tour

    Extra, extra, find out about New York City's power, wealth, and history in a short afternoon. On this walking tour, learn the history behind America's financial epicenter through stories about Morgan, Carnegie, and Rockefeller along with standing on the sights at the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Reserve. Traveling through the financial district, you'll discover the origins of Wall Street as a Dutch shipping center and its transformation into global wealth and finance. Still more, you'll visit the somber scenery at Ground Zero, which includes a viewing of the World Trade Center Memorial and the construction of Freedom Tower. Of course, no trip to Wall Street is complete without a stop at Delmonico's restaurant, where power brokers go to lunch and famous patrons grab a much needed steak. Explore NYC wealth and history through the city's cobble-street neighborhood.
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    American History & Ground Zero Landmark Tour

    55 Wall St, New York

    • Walk through Wall Street and NYC's Financial District as you uncover its origins
    • Visit historical NYC sights like Ground Zero, NYSE, 9/11 Memorial, Trinity Church, and the Federal Reserve
    • Understand the importance of the Dow Jones Index and other essential financial terminology
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    Mid-Manhattan Walking Tour

    When you picture Midtown Manhattan, what comes to mind? Gridlock? Tourists? Those weird actors dressed up like cartoon characters who always want high fives? Abandon that misconception, and come explore the heart of NYC in an entire new light! Your licensed and experienced tour guide will lead you through the hustle and bustle to ensure you get an up close and personal view of New York City's most popular attractions. Among so many of the city's highlights, see the Empire State Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Chrysler Building, Rockefeller Plaza, and St. Patrick's Cathedral. If you've ever envisioned yourself in Times Square, illuminated with neon lights, yellow cabs, and Broadway Theater signs, feeling the very heartbeat of the city, then this is the tour for you.
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    Mid-Manhattan Walking Tour

    1471 Broadway, New York

    • Experience the hustle and bustle of Midtown Manhattan
    • Follow a professional tour guide for an insider's perspective on your surroundings
    • See top NYC attractions, like The Empire State Building, 30 Rock, the Chrysler Building, and Grand Central Terminal
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    Brooklyn Tour (6 hours)

    Have you always wanted to go through Brooklyn like a true New Yorker? This tour will give you six full hours of exploring a variety of important and notable areas within New York's most dynamic borough. You will visit such areas as the marvelous Brooklyn Bridge, the charming streets of Brooklyn Heights, and DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass). You will also see Williamsburg and Bushwick for added depth! A keen insight to these areas will be given to you as you stroll through these neighborhoods. It's a great way to become acquainted with this historic and alluring urban area!
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    Brooklyn Tour (6 hours)

    City Hall Park, New York

    • Spend six hours exploring Brooklyn's most important and fascinating areas
    • Visit the Brooklyn Bridge, Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO, and Williamsburg
    • Experience Brooklyn's sights and sounds as you make your way through Brooklyn's streets
    • End the day with the satisfaction of knowing and having seen more
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    Lower Manhattan Tour (6 hours)

    Manhattan is a big, fast-moving, and intimidating place -- but it's not intimidating with the right guide and walking tour showing you all the ropes! Come tour the major neighborhoods and areas of Lower Manhattan and cover plenty of ground while seeing all the important icons in the Big Apple. This tour will be heavy on sightseeing as you start out in the Financial District and work your way through Chinatown, Little Italy, and SoHo. You will also see Greenwich village, the Meatpacking District, and High Line Park. Cater to your cravings with ample opportunities to sample tasty treats! Enjoy plenty of sights and sounds of the city and take it all in as you see the city's features and unique charm. It's a great way to experience Manhattan without fear of getting lost in the crowd!
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    Lower Manhattan Tour (6 hours)

    23 Wall St, New York

    • Experience Lower Manhattan on a walking tour and visit the areas that define New York
    • See Chinatown, Little Italy, SoHo, Greenwich Village and the Meatpacking District from the eyes of a New Yorker
    • Take in the sights and sounds of the city and all of its unique charm
    • Explore Lower Manhattan for six hours but feel as if you spent the whole day
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    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour: Falling for Hell's Thailand

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    Hell's Kitchen is famous for many things, with a rich immigrant history and a location between the heart of Times Square and the Hudson River Piers. Let's just say it has a lot to offer -- especially for a hungry traveler! On this tour, you'll get a guided taste tour of Hell's Kitchen's history as you indulge in Greek pastries, Irish pub fare, Cajun dishes and, thanks to the increase in Thai restaurants over the last few years, several different Thai delicacies. Top it all off with a dessert unique to New York, and you've got yourself a delectable history lesson.
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    Hell's Kitchen Food Tour: Falling for Hell's Thailand

    Hell's Kitchen, New York

    • Learn the scrumptious history of Hell's Kitchen on a guided culinary walking tour
    • Taste interesting dishes from the cultures that define the area's past and present
    • Embark on a culinary journey through Greek pastries, Cajun-style cooking, and desserts
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    Festive Food & Holiday Fun

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    Get into the holiday spirit as you take in the sights, sounds, and flavors of festive Midtown Manhattan. On this 2.5 hour walking tour, your knowledgeable guide will teach about Midtown's history, its glamorous hotels and residences, famous movies shot along the way, and the significant role that food plays in Midtown's culture. Warm up with hot chocolate and apple cider, snack on Bobby Flay's savory jerky, and sample seasonal sweet treats. You'll cover a lot of ground, from Columbus Circle to iconic Rockefeller Center. At the end of the tour you'll get to take home a special present. It is the holidays, after all.
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    Festive Food & Holiday Fun

    Columbus Circle, New York

    • See Midtown in all its festive glory on a guided culinary walking tour
    • Sample classic treats and warm drinks as you learn the neighborhood's history
    • Enjoy a fun history and food lesson with like-minded foodies and explorers
    • A delightful way to experience the magic of the holidays
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    Food Truck Fridays

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    Long gone are the days when the best you could hope for from a food truck was a dirty water dog and a fruit salad. Combining fast and convenient service with high quality food, it's easy to see why they've gotten so darn popular. On this 2 hour tour, the trucks come to you as you wander a lot-ful of them, sampling their delicious wares as you learn about your food's background and the neighborhood's history. Take to the streets for a smorgasbord of flavors. Some of the tours you might get to try are Morris Grilled Cheese, Shorty's, Schnitzel & Things, and Rickshaw Dumpling. Indulge in this exciting food adventure and see what these great food trucks have to offer.
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    Food Truck Fridays

    Dumbo Kitchen , Brooklyn

    • Tour NYC's best food trucks, gathered in one convenient location
    • Nibble and sip tasty treats while you learn about the history of mobile food
    • Appreciate diverse options like grilled cheese, dumplings, and schnitzel
    • Get a crash course in this booming dining trend
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