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Group walking tours

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A life-long New Yorker, Hank shows you all the ins and outs of a neighborhood and makes you feel like you’ve discovered a new city. Each tour draws you into an area using history, anecdotes, and highlights, making it yours. Hank’s tours are pure magic.”

– Aly B.



 Our tours are a great way to explore the great variety of NYC's neighborhoods and meet people with similar interests.  With over 1,800 reviews averaging 4.9 out of 5 stars, popularity keeps growing. Don't hesitate to reserve your spot!










Exploring NYC History and Neighborhoods

Discover new neighborhoods with a group that loves to learn about the history, architecture and culture of diverse NYC communities.

Thinking of Moving? Get to Know NYC Neighborhoods

Guided group tours to learn about the real estate market and the lifestyle, along with the neighborhood"s history and culture.

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Upcoming Events

  • Sun, Jan 17
    Online Presentation
    Martin Luther King In New York City: A Special Birthday Presentation
    Dr. King visited and gave speeches in NYC on many occasions between 1957-1968. Join us for the free online grand tour of some of these locations and events. King was in awe of the city and was warmly accepted here!
  • Sat, Jan 23
    Online Event
    New York City Trivia Night! Test Your Knowledge and Learn Fun Facts
    Join us for this online non-competitive event where all the questions pertain to NYC's history, culture, neighborhoods, locations and personalities!
  • Sat, Dec 05
    Online Event
    Virtual Tour: Harlem's Magnificent Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill
    What’s the connection between Duke Ellington, Alexander Hamilton, Barnum and Bailey Circus and the first Macy’s Parade? All are part of the rich, multicultural history of two extraordinary Harlem neighborhoods: Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill, among the distinct communities that surround the Broadwa
  • Fri, Nov 27
    Online Event
    The Spirit of Giving Tour: NYC's History of Helping Immigrants and the Needy
    Join us for this special day-after-Thanksgiving event to explore NYC's rich and multifacted history of helping our newest arrivals, the poor and people in crisis.
  • Tue, Nov 24
    Online Event
    Jeopardy New York Style!
    In honor of the recent passing of long time Jeopardy host Alex Trebek, join us for an evening of fun and learning all NYC categories.
  • Sat, Oct 10
    West Harlem Piers Park
    Hudson RIver and Riverside Drive Walk
    Enjoy the vistas of the Hudson River and Riverside Drive architecture as we stroll from Manhattanville to Washington Heights and the Little Red Lighthouse.
  • Wed, Jul 01
    Online Event
    Annual Independence Day Celebration & Historic Tour of Lower Manhattan
    Join us for a warm-up to the 4th of July as we recount NYC's role in the American Revolution and its aftermath
  • Sat, Jun 27
    Online Event
    Best Neighborhoods for the COVI9-Era
    Which NYC Neighborhoods have advantages of access to parks, open space and are less densely populated?
  • Sat, Jun 13
    Online Event
    New York City: A History of Protest
    Going back to the 1700's - even before the American Revolution, our city has a long tradition of protest and demonstrations ranging from civil disobedience to rioting and violence. We'll recount some of that history during this presentation.
  • Tue, Jun 09
    Online Event
    Online Event: New York City Trivia
    For fun and learning, join us for an evening of trivia with all NYC-related questions covering people, culture, history, buildings and neighborhoods.
  • Sat, May 23
    Online Event
    Touring Favorite Neighborhoods: Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill & Audubon Park (1)
    Join us as we explore the rich history, architecture and culture of these beautiful uptown Manhattan neighborhoods.
  • Thu, May 21
    Online Event
    The Jeopardy Game Show New York Style! (all NYC-theme topics).
    This fun and educational event will employ the Jeopardy game style by providing the answers and then you will be challenged to come up with the answers.
  • Mon, May 18
    Online Event
    Touring Favorite Neighborhoods: Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill & Audubon Park
    Join us as we explore the rich history, architecture and culture of these beautiful uptown Manhattan neighborhoods.
  • Wed, Apr 22
    Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75
    Celebrating Earth Day! Favorite Places in NYC to Enjoy Nature
    Learn about great places in the city for experiencing wildlife, taking beautiful walks, hiking and exploring. We'll all be ready to spend more time outdoors once restrictions are lifted.
  • Sat, Apr 18
    Zoom Meeting: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/75
    New York City Online Trivia Game - For Fun and Learning
    This interactive event features 20 questions covering all aspects of NYC, from history aand neighborhoods to personalities and pop culture.
  • Sat, Mar 28
    Time Warner Center
    POSTPONED: The Architectural Treasures of Midtown Manhattan
    WILL BE RESCHEDULED WHEN SAFE TO BE OUTSIDE WITH GROUPS.The area between Rockefeller Center and Central Park South is filled with iconic buildings and fascinating history. You'll never see midtown the same way after this experience!
  • Sat, Mar 21
    Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial
    WILL BE RESCHEDULED WHEN SAFE TO BE OUTSIDE WITH GROUPS. This special tour in honor of World Water Day traces NYC's amazing history of providing fresh water to sustain its growing population, and reminding us that is a precious resource.
  • Sat, Mar 14
    Rye House
    Celebrating Women's History Month with a Walking Tour!
    This journey, honoring the 100th Anniversary of Women's suffrage will bring to the Manhattan homes and locations where women made their mark in a variety of arenas: health care, activism, working conditions, along with voting rights.
  • Wed, Mar 11
    The Corcoran Group
    Real Estate Seminar: Understanding Today's Opportunities for Home Buyers
    Real Estate Activity is Up; in 2020: Home Prices Down, Mortgage Rates Low, Rental Prices Up! Buyers Have Many Options in Today's NYC Market!
  • Sat, Mar 07
    Dunkin' Donuts
    Exploring the Unique Neighborhood of Sunset Park, Brooklyn
    Join us on journey taking in the three distinct parts of this large neighborhood: Brooklyn's Chinatown, the vibrant Latin American community and the industrial waterfront area that features Industry City, a place of innovation where artisanal food and unique retail meets entrepreneurship.
  • Sat, Feb 08
    Society of Illustrators
    Visiting the Museum of Illustration + a Lenox Hill Walking Tour
    A Most Unique Museum Awaits You - In a Historic Townhouse on East 63rd Street!
  • Sat, Feb 01
    Louis Armstrong House Museum
    Louis Armstrong House Tour + a Visit to Corona, Queens
    An Extraordinary House Tour of One of America's Greatest Musicians!
  • Sat, Jan 25
    Queens Library at Flushing
    Celebrating the Lunar New Year in Flushing, Queens
    Quite a Day In Store! Experiencing the Parade, Family-Friendly Activities at the Queen Botanical Garden and Art at Flushing Town Hall.
  • Mon, Jan 20
    Convent Avenue Baptist Church
    Celebrating Martin Luther King Day at a Historic Church and a Walking Tour
    Join us for a special half-day of activities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr's Birthday.
  • Sat, Jan 11
    Castle Clinton National Monument
    Alexander Hamilton's Birthday Tour
    An Unforgettable Tribute to our Only Immigrant Founding Father!
  • Mon, Dec 16
    Century 21 Stores
    The Amazing Holiday Lights of Dyker Heights, Brooklyn!
    Wild and colorful, kitschy, beautiful or over-the-top, you be the judge!
  • Fri, Nov 29
    City Hall Park
    Celebrating Evacuation Day with a Walking Tour and Events at Federal Hall
    A former popular NYC holiday: On November 25, 1783 the British military officially withdrew from New York City ending its occupation by British forces and marking the end of the American Revolution and a beginning for this fledgling country.
  • Sat, Nov 16
    Exploring Downtown Brooklyn and Historic Brooklyn Heights
    An indulgence in the old and the new: The building boom in Downtown Brooklyn, coupled with with charming Brooklyn Heights, a 200 year-old neighborhood.
  • Sat, Nov 09
    Schomburg Center for Research in Black C
    Harlem History & Contemporary Art Tour
    We'll visit three venues with interesting exhibits as we trace Harlem's history from the 1600's to the present.
  • Sun, Aug 25
    Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
    Exploring Central Park's North End
    The Elusive North Woods, Conservatory Gardens and little-known historic sites are among the highlights of the less traveled Northern end of Central park.
  • Fri, Aug 23
    Old Stone House of Brooklyn
    The Battle of Brooklyn Tour
    In remembering this pivotal event of the American Revolution, we'll follow the escape route of the American troops which allowed them to continue their struggle for independence from Britain.
  • Tue, Aug 20
    Long Island City Courthouse
    Exploring Long Island City, Queens and Hunter's Point South Park
    We will learn about Long Island City's interesting history as we visit one of America's fastest growing communities and an award-winning new park.
  • Sun, Aug 11
    Tenement Museum
    Lower East Side Tour & Free Concert Featuring Salsa Legend Eddie Palmieri
    We'll cover the Lower East Side history from the 19th century through the present day, a grand exploration of the the old and the new! Optional free salsa concert at the end of this guided walk.
  • Thu, Aug 08
    History of Dance Tour with Alvin Ailey Concert in Prospect Park
    En route to this evening's outdoor concert, we'll stroll the historic streets of Park Slope and recount the many style of dance that were originated or popularized in New York!
  • Sat, Aug 03
    Sycamore Bar + Flower Shop
    A Trio of Brooklyn Neighborhoods
    Victorian Flatbush/Ditmas Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens and a bit of Crown Heights are featured on this guided walk through beautiful neighborhoods ending at the Brooklyn Museum for optional pleasures of art, live music, movies and food.
  • Sun, Jul 28
    Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant
    Exploring Manhattan's Turtle Bay Neighborhood
    A grand and interesting mix of the old and the new, from the Art Deco Chrysler Building and the medieval Tudor City, to the United Nations complex and Turtle Bay Gardens, where Katherine Hepburn called home for neary 50 years.
  • Wed, Jul 24
    The Forum at Columbia University
    Strange & Quirky Manhattanville + Live Jazz at Grants Tomb
    This off-the grid neighborhood has a fascinating history as an industrial area and a center of dairy processing, now home to the new Columbia University campus along with new art galleries and restaurants.
  • Sun, Jul 21
    Charles A. Dana Discovery Center
    Exploring Central Park's North End + Optional Pre-Walk Klezmer Concert
    Learn about the history and features of the elusive north end of the park: The North Woods, The Ravine, Harlem Meer, Conservatory Gardens and more!
  • Wed, Jul 17
    Van Cortlandt Park - 242 St
    The Fieldston Historic District and Sunset Wednesday Concert at Wave Hill
    A lovely evening awaits you as we visit Wave Hill with its beautiful gardens and scenic river views. En route stroll one of NYC's unique historic districts filled with lovely and distinctive homes.
  • Sun, Jul 14
    Columbus Circle
    Exploring Lincoln Square Neighborhood + Riverside Park Concert
    The area between Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is an intriguing mix of the old and new and of course rich in cultural attractions. Join us on an exploration of the area's fascinating history and an immersion of what's happening today.
  • Sat, Jun 15
    Beautiful Brooklyn: Fort Greene & Clinton Hill + the Fort Greene Jazz Festival
    These neighborhoods are rich in history, culture and architecture, including mansions, the Brooklyn Academy of music, distinctive houses of worship and the spectacular Pratt Institute campus.
  • Thu, Jun 13
    Bar Thalia
    West Side Gems: Manhattan Valley & Bloomingdale
    This walking tour will enlighten and entertain as we explore two of Manhattan's lesser appreciated communities .
  • Sat, Jun 08
    Alamo / Astor Place Cube
    Walking Tour of the East Village: The Garden Neighborhood
    Join us for an in-depth tour of the eclectic East Village, covering immigrant history, the Yiddish Theater, Little Germany, the music and theater scene, and the community gardening counter culture movements.
  • Sat, Jun 01
    Ilka Tanya Payán Park
    Exploring Unknown Manhattan: The Audubon and Jumel Terrace Historic Districts.
    These two small neighborhoods sandwiched between Harlem and Washington Heights are packed with architectural gems and cultural attractions including the Morris Jumel Mansion (pictured).
  • Sat, May 18
    Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center
    The Brooklyn Ocean Walk: From Marine Park to Coney Island
    Coney Island began attracting vacationers over 170 years ago and has been a place of amusement since 1880. Some say it is the birthplace of popular culture! This tour will traverse five ocean communities while taking in the interesting history and the multi-ethnic textures of these neighborhoods.

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