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    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    You can't see the best of Harlem from behind the window, so put it in park and pound the pavement on this 2-hour New York Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour.

    View a multimedia event to learn the history of New York City in a digitized 3-screen production telling the story of how the city grew into the world's greatest urban center. Then put on some comfortable shoes to take a leisurely hip-hop stroll through the Mecca of the hip-hop culture.

    Check out the sites of Dip Set, Harlem's oldest record shops, the legendary Apollo Theater, numerous clubs, plus learn the rich musical and political history. Join your guides and share your thoughts about life in the Big City and Walk it Out!

    This Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is suitable for all ages, hip-hop enthusiasts, those interested in the Foundation of the Culture and return visitors to New York City. It is truly a one-of-a-kind experience with a perspective and focus which can only be shown by the Grand Masters of hip-hop. The Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour is family friendly and great for any age group and cultural background with an appreciation of old school and new school hip-hop music.

    Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

    Fifth Avenue, New York

    • Explore Harlem locations that inspired and nurtured hip hop culture
    • See the birthplace of Hip-hop: Dip Set, record shops, the Apollo Theater, and countless clubs embodying Harlem's unique environment
    • Discover the stories behind hip hop's influential growth
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    Lower Manhattan and the Financial District Tour

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    Discover New York from it's early colonial history and hear the stories behind how it evolved to become the financial capital of the world. A walk through this historic district includes Downtown Harbor with spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park, Custom House, Stone Street, Fraunces Tavern, Wall Street, Federal Reserve, the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building and City Hall.
    Lower Manhattan and the Financial District Tour

    Whitehall St, New York

    • Join an informative and fun tour that covers the history of Lower Manhattan and the Financial District
    • Enjoy spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty and Wall Street
    • Hear stories about the city's iconic areas while having a true New York experience
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    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    Meet at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Center and hop on a bus to begin your tour of this massive 300-acre (121-hectare) historical site. You and your knowledgeable guide will stop and explore several locations by foot for a closer look at New York's interesting naval history.

    Visit some of the yard's most intriguing places, like the 19th-century navy hospital and surgeon's house and the oldest dry dock in the US, which is still used for ship repair today.

    For more than 150 years, this yard created America's most famous fighting ships, from the USS Maine to the USS Missouri. Hear how it has transformed from one of the nation's top naval shipbuilding facilities into a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks. It now houses the nation's first multi-story 'green' industrial building, featuring wind turbines and wind- and solar-powered street lamps.

    To enhance your experience, see historical photographs and listen to audio clips of WW2-era workers, manufacturers and farmers.

    You'll also learn how today the manufacturing facilities are used by hundreds of companies and generate a wide range of products ranging from modular housing units to military body armor, Sweet n' Low, whiskey and movie set designs!
    Brooklyn Navy Yard Tour

    63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn

    • Gain unique insights into New York's naval legacy and witness the yard's transformation from Revolutionary War to today
    • Learn how Brooklyn Navy Yard became a national leader for sustainable urban industrial parks
    • Experience NYC history through one of America's infamous ship yards
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    Walking Tour of Historic South Street Seaport

    This New York City walking tour takes you through the South Street Seaport district and its origin of commerce, which includes the once-famed Fulton Fish Market and a 150-year-old working print shop to a now bustling mecca for shopping and dining. The South Street Seaport was a major port for New York between the American Revolution and on through the Civil War, and became a home to numerous moored historical sailing ships, including the Wavertree.

    You'll have magnificent views of the Brooklyn Bridge while you see places like the Bridge Café, New York's oldest drinking establishment, and the Paris Café, where Thomas Edison planned lower Manhattan's first electrical grid. This area was knows as the gateway to the world, with it's bars and taverns, shops, ships, houses and old streets. Following the haunted Bridge Café, you will see Jeremy's Ale House, where 9/11 first responders took refuge, and the Titanic Lighthouse, a memorial that was dedicated to those lost their lives when the ship sank and also the origin of New York's famous New Years Eve Ball Drop!

    Among the landmarks in this five-block radius, you will also see the site of George Washington's first presidential mansion, the Federalist buildings from the late 1700s, and the 1830s Greek Revival warehouses and counting quarters.
    Walking Tour of Historic South Street Seaport

    75 Maiden Ln, New York

    • Hear the gripping tales of South Street Seaport's turbulent past and storied history
    • Explore the seaside neighborhood, which blends early days of sailing intrigue with vibrant shopping and dining of present
    • See the sights and perspectives rarely seen by locals and the best places to shop and socialize
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    High Line Park Walking Tour

    High Line Park was once the High Line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. In 1847, street-level railroads allowed freight trains to utilize Manhattan's West Side as their main thoroughfare. New York's "West Side Cowboys" assisted in managing the traffic, however because so many accidents occurred, the city and state of New York and the New York Central Railroad constructed the High Line as part of the Manhattan West Side Improvement Project. After the High Line was no longer used, it was commissioned into High Line Park. This two-hour walking tour of High Line Park takes you through the trendy Meatpacking District and into the Collier Publishing building, then along the 1.45 mile (2.33-kilometer) length of the park, which was once this elevated rail track. Your professional, knowledgeable guide will take you from the beginning of the Manhattan's West Side history through to the inception of the High Line, while identifying the unique plant life now inhabiting the former railroad tracks. This region has been developed with public art, and the native greenery has been incorporated with the long forgotten tracks to create a spectacular, dynamic park. You will see magnificent views of the New York City skyline as well as the Hudson River. You will also have the opportunity to visit the White Star Pier, where the survivors of Titanic disembarked, as well as the old Nabisco factory, where the Oreo Cookie was invented.
    High Line Park Walking Tour

    The High Line, New York

    • Stroll through High Line Park, Meatpacking District, and Chelsea Market on this lively, historical tour
    • See the public art, native greenery, and former freight-train tracks on this fantastic tour about transformation from rail to park
    • Learn about the neighborhoods' histories through the inception of the High Line and West Side Cowboys
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    The Met Un-Highlights Tour

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    Hack The Met for an un-highlights tour! Turn one of New York's most spectacular cultural institutions into a totally unique experience for you and your friends or family! You will be guided through the 2.3 million square feet and 270,000 works of art to see the very best and most intriguing pieces that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has on display. Experience art masterpieces through a completely unique lens designed to bring out wild, crazy, and even scandalous viewpoints that are often overlooked. This is not your average art history lecture. Seamlessly woven into the experience are team building exercises that foster a creative and supportive environment, build a sense of togetherness, and help improve your critical thinking and presentation skills... all within the hallowed walls of New York's greatest cultural institution!
    The Met Un-Highlights Tour

    1000 5th Ave, New York

    • Discover a brand new view of the Met on this intriguing and out of the ordinary tour
    • View art through a unique lens designed to bring out overlooked, wild, and even scandalous viewpoints
    • Enjoy a team building experience that fosters a creative and supportive environment amongst your group
    • Develop a whole new appreciation for one of NYC's most spectacular cultural institutes
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    Brooklyn to Wall Street Walking Tour

    This tour of New York starts at Grand Army Plaza (the "Heart of Brooklyn") and continues to the Brooklyn Heights Promenade where the spectacular panorama of New York City unfolds before your eyes. The tour concludes, where else, but the center of finance, Wall Street. Along the way, you will learn interesting facts about the city's history, notable figures, architecture and real estate, and gain a layered understanding of how New York City came to be the wonderful city that it is today.
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    Brooklyn to Wall Street Walking Tour

    Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

    • Travel from Grand Army Plaza, "Heart of Brooklyn", all the way to Wall Street, the center of finance
    • Learn about New York's history, notable figures, architecture, and famous real estate
    • Explore Brooklyn's cultural offerings and its role in the Revolutionary War
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