Adventure

Secrets and Scandals of New York

4.8 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Urban Crawls

Secrets and Scandals of New York

Activity provider: Urban Crawls

From US$ 49 per person

Get off the beaten path and discover the secrets to some of New York City's famous places as well as overlooked neighborhood gems.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • See 20+ New York Sights in one tour
  • Visit the hidden tennis court of Grand Central Terminal
  • Stroll through a tropical forest hidden inside an office building
  • See New York City's largest mural
  • Explore some of the city's lesser-known parks, shops and outdoor art
Full description
Experience Manhattan like a local, and uncover the island’s mysteries, past and present. Stroll the “once” gangster run East Village where murder and mayhem were part of everyday life. See where they lived, ate, drank, or got whacked. Explore Greenwich Village, known as America's bohemia, where legendary artists and writers, such as Jimi Hendrix, Dylan Thomas, and Edgar Allan Poe used to hang out. Includes Washington Square Park, known as a marsh, a cemetery, a parade ground, a gathering spot for avant-garde artists and a battleground for chess enthusiasts. Tour ends at Tompkins Square Park notorious for riots, encampments for homeless and many illegal drug dealings. There's more but, it's a secret.....
Includes
  • Walking Tour
  • Guide
  • Personalized experience
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Face mask or protective covering

Know before you go

  • This tour will include a lot of walking
  • This tour will take place rain or shine.
  • Bring masks as some places might ask for them
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

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Friendly guide that showed us tons of places that we never would have found on our own. Great thing about her was that she was very flexible and able to adjust the tour according to what different people wanted to see. There was a ton of walking and with seeing so many sites in a group there were places that we liked that we had to rush through for the sake of time. Sandy, our guide, did her best to give us breaks which we appreciated. Also I would add that though the guide told us things about every place we didn't really go into great depth at any one location, but with but the amount of places we visited that would have been hard. Overall we had a good time and appreciated that Sandy really does go out of her way to show everybody what they want to see. If you are up for some walking we recommend this tour.

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July 25, 2022

WOW!!! Great tour. You walk a lot so be ready. This tour is a great way to get to see the Willamsburg and DUMBO neighborhoods of Brooklyn with part of Chinatown and the Lower East Side of Manhattan. You do walk across the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Willamsburg bridges. It's a challenge but a lot of fun. It's a great highlights tour.

April 29, 2022

This encounter was a very good way for me, first time to NYC, to get oriented. The price was VERY reasonable. After the tour I felt confident to tackle the subways myself and just walk the street of NYC--this coming from a guy who swore "I will NEVER go to New York!" I am now planning when I'm going to return.

April 27, 2022

Product ID: 416200