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    The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia

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    Venture into the past to learn about the rise and fall of the American mafia -- after the sun goes down and the city comes alive. On this walking tour, uncover the history of the 20th century arc of Organized Crime in America, specifically anchored by the Five Families of New York -- a secret society that began in the 1900s, flourished from the 30s through the 50s, and finally experienced an ugly decline through the last decades of the century. Travel from the East Village down through Little Italy while hearing the tales of Lucky Luciano's ruthless rise to power and his affiliation with other notorious criminals such as Carlo Gambino, Vito Genovese and Meyer Lansky. You'll stop outside the tenements, cafes, restaurants, social clubs, funeral homes and even alleyways where all the action happened. Embark on a tour to uncover an epic tale that spans 100 years and across the Atlantic and back, while never leaving the vibrant streets of New York.
    The Rise and Fall of the American Mafia

    168 1st Ave, New York

    • Discover the fascinating history of organized crime in New York City during the 20th century
    • Explore hidden and dark secrets about past happenings in the East Village and Little Italy
    • Shudder at tales of mafia activity and notorious criminals
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    Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

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    Greenwich Village, with it's quiet, shaded streets and lovely brownstone townhouses, was once the incubating ground of artistic, social and political movements that have helped shape U.S. history. With the help of Free Tours by Foot, explore one of Manhattan's most desirable and expensive residential neighborhoods, as you see the architecture, history, and culture that was and is Greenwich Village. Some well-known sites on the tour include the Stonewall Inn, the Jefferson Market Courthouse, and the Washington Arch. This tour has it all -- authors, poets, folk singers, rock stars, a mobster, a revolutionary, and even the apartment that appeared in "The Cosby Show."
    Greenwich Village Neighborhood Tour

    385 6th Ave, New York

    • Explore one of New York's most desirable and historic neighborhoods on this tour of Greenwich Village
    • Visit famous spots such as Washington Square Park, the Cooper Union Building, and the Huxtable's house from "The Cosby Show"
    • Hear riveting tales of rockstars, revolutionaries, authors, and more
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    Graffiti Tour of Bushwick

    Bring out your inner Banksy! The Brooklyn neighborhood of Bushwick is the most exciting area for street art today, with walls covered with the world's best artists. Check out Bushwick's coolest street art and graffiti and learn about the area from an expert local artist. The Bushwick Collective and curator Joseph Ficalora have put together an outdoor art gallery with an incredible variety, and on this hour-and-a-half walking tour, you'll discover the highlights. Come take a tour in a neighborhood where real artists live and play. Tour the tags and get inspired to throw up your own piece on this exciting tour.
    Graffiti Tour of Bushwick

    420 Troutman St, Brooklyn

    • Let an expert local artist take you around town, teach you about the history of graffiti, and show you the coolest local street art
    • Start with some of the early street artists like Blek Le Rat and Jef Aeroso, who were pioneers in the stencil game in the early 80s
    • Move on to Eelco Virus and Icy and Sot, new school graffiti practitioners like Dasic, Nychos, Rubin, Damien Mitchell, and many more
    • Get inspired with a new appreciation for street art
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    Night On The Town Tour

    Departing from Midtown by air-conditioned coach, your tour takes you first to the Meat Packing District for a fully-guided walking tour of High Line Park. This historic park was constructed over the former High Line, an elevated freight railroad track that connected trains directly to factories and warehouses. These long forgotten tracks have been transformed into a spectacular park with public art and native greenery, and from your vantage point you'll enjoy views of the Hudson River at sunset.

    Next you'll be transported to dinner at Grotta Azzurra, one of New York's oldest Italian restaurants in the heart of Little Italy. Grotta Azzura was founded in 1908 by the Davino family and was once an evening hangout for the "Rat Pack" after Frank Sinatra named it his favorite Italian restaurant. Here you'll enjoy a traditional Italian dinner from a choice of entrees (see itinerary section below for menu details) with soft drinks included.

    After dinner, you'll transfer to South Street Seaport for a one-hour cruise of Manhattan Harbor. The spectacular New York skyline is a breathtaking sight to behold and while you sail past the Statue of Liberty, toast your experience with a complimentary glass of champagne.

    End the evening with impressive views from the 70th floor of Rockefeller Center at the Top of the Rock Observatory. The three floors of indoor and outdoor decks offer the perfect panoramic view of New York City at night. The perfect way to complete your night out on the town!
    Night On The Town Tour

    777 8th Ave, New York

    • Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the High Line at sunset, eat a lavish dinner in Little Italy, cruise under the Statue of Liberty, and conclude your evening at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck
    • Learn, from your well-versed tour guide, the facts and stories behind these essential NYC locations
    • Have a night on the town with this all-encompassing NYC tour
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    9/11 Memorial & Wall Street Tour

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    Every American remembers the day, the moment, it happened. This tour focuses on that fateful September day, providing insights and information, from a New York local who lived and worked in NYC in 2001, about the past, present, and future of the World Trade Center site. As you learn about the WTC, you'll step inside Ground Zero, see the memorial from the inside, and uncover the true impact it had, not only on NYC, but also globally as well. From there, visit the various financial institutions of New York, such as the New York Stock Exchange, Federal Hall, and the Wall Street Bull. Explore the most defining moment in NYC history on this impactful walking tour.
    9/11 Memorial & Wall Street Tour

    55 Wall St, New York

    • Gain insider information about the past, present, and future of the World Trade Center site, Freedom Tower, and the current 9/11 Memorial
    • Step inside Ground Zero and experience the historical impact of the World Trade Center
    • Visit NYC financial landmarks such as the New York Stock Exchange, Wall Street, and Federal Hall
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    Greenwich Village Food Tour and High Line Park

    Make your way to the High Line to begin this exciting 3.5 hour guided walking tour of the elevated High Line park and the famous Greenwich Village neighborhood. Once an elevated railway line for cargo that went all the way down the west side of Manhattan, now sits a completed park that is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) long and is enjoyed equally by tourists and locals. Learn about its unique history from a knowledgeable guide as you admire its architectural design. Once you’ve reached the end at the Meatpacking District, you will descend the stairs and meet Greenwich Village, one of New York’s most historic and eye-pleasing neighborhoods. You will explore the Village through its delicious food. Eat a slice of real Big Apple pizza and get clued in on where to find some of the best Italian specialties and chocolate confections in the city — you'll sample enough food to make a full lunch of it. Find out from the guide what famous people have lived in the neighborhood, and who still does. Learn about the best underground jazz clubs and cool independent bookstores. The tour concludes in Greenwich Village, leaving you free to continue to explore this vibrant neighborhood.
    Greenwich Village Food Tour and High Line Park

    509 West 30th Street, New York

    • Explore High Line park and Greenwich Village on a tour led by a knowledgeable guide
    • Learn the history of this unique park created out of an elevated railway line and discover the food scene in a historic New York City neighborhood
    • Eat tasty food samples from local restaurant favorites
    • Tour the best hotspots in Greenwich Village from underground jazz clubs to independent bookstores
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    Harlem Heritage Apollo Theatre Walking Tour

    Your tour begins at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with a multimedia presentation and peek at the Center’s exhibitions. Afterwards, a born and raised Harlem guide will take you to historic points of interest; special attention will be given to music and performance history. In order to maximize your enjoyment, the tour will be supplemented with multimedia videos, pictures and music. After a tour backstage of the Apollo Theatre, you'll get to try your own hand at performing on stage in the tour’s “Amateur Night at the Apollo”. Stand in the very same spots where Michael Jackson, Ella Fitzgerald and James Brown once launched their careers. Who knows? Maybe this will be the start of an unforeseen performance career!
    Harlem Heritage Apollo Theatre Walking Tour

    515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

    • Learn about the Harlem’s rich musical and theater history
    • Experience historic Harlem sights with complementary music, videos and pictures
    • Try your hand performing on stage at the Apollo Theatre
    • Get an insight to this neighborhood’s culture from your born and raised Harlem guide
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    Wall Street Insider Tour

    Guided by real Wall Street insiders, this tour of New York City's Wall Street will inform and intrigue you! Points of interest include the New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank, where the 'captains of industry' live and work. As you stroll by the Charging Bull, you will see evidence of the financial district's skyscraper race and observe Wall Street's historic buildings. Unearth the NYC Financial District's rich history spanning over 400 years, from it's humble beginnings as a Dutch trading outpost to the modern Wall Street known today. You will see where high-powered meetings take place, and where billion dollar deals determining the feat of the American economy are negotiated. Gain insights into the stock market, new trading ideas, how capital markets work, and feel what it's like to work on the trading floor of a major investment bank. An inspiring tour of some of the biggest United States financial institutions built by immigrants and their entrepreneurial spirit!
    Wall Street Insider Tour

    15 Broad St, New York

    • Explore the Financial District on this educational tour of Wall Street
    • Get a behind-the-scenes look at investment banking, trading, and the world’s largest financial institutions
    • Learn about the culture and lifestyle of a typical Wall Street trader
    • Visit New York Stock Exchange, Goldman Sachs, Lehman Brothers, and Deutsche Bank
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    Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village Tour

    Watch out for flying ectoplasm! This walking tour of Greenwich Village will have you in search of some of its most esteemed phantom inhabitants, including Edgar Allen Poe, Aaron Burr, and Eleanor Roosevelt’s pet pooch, Fala. You'll be getting an intimate introduction into this storied neighborhood, including a look at its architecture and an ample dose of history. But the highlights of the tour are the chilling urban legends your guide will regale you with that go hand-in-hand with visits to some of the area’s most haunted locales. You'll learn about the haunts that frequent New York University Library, the Washington Square Arch, Washington Square Park, and multiple spots that were frequented by the master of horror himself, the aforementioned Poe. But really this tour is all about the ghost puppy.
    Edgar Allan Poe and His Ghostly Neighbors of Greenwich Village Tour

    Washington Square Park, New York

    • Enjoy a walking tour of the Greenwich Village and hear some its most prevalent folklore and ghost stories
    • Discover the history of some of the area’s most famous inhabitants and the legacy they left behind
    • Thrill your mind and stretch your legs during this intimate look at one of NYC’s most famous neighborhoods
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    Intro To Queens Walking Tour

    Feeling pity for Long Island City? Slow down, Mr. T. That’s so yesterday. Tech visionaries. Industrial immigrants. Cultural vortexes. Learn about the forces that are transforming the streets of Queen’s westernmost neighborhood from forgotten industrial zone to happening epicenter of work and play. Check out modern highrises, spacious urban parks, and cultural centers. It's a past-meets-present-and-contemplates-future-together love story. Your guide on this 2-hour adventure: a friendly local with a finger on the neighborhood’s pulse. Enjoy anecdotes and fun facts designed to shed light on on the mystery and change your perspective. Queens. Who’d have thought?
    Intro To Queens Walking Tour

    Long Island City, Queens

    • Learn about Long Island City in Queens during a walking tour
    • Discover urban parks, booming developments, and hip hangouts
    • Enjoy stories of immigration, lore, and industry
    • Take the pulse of one of NYC’s fast-developing neighborhoods
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