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4 hour tour -- $300: *  Choose any 6 areas              8 hour tour -- $600:**  Choose any 12 areas

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Harlem: Area includes:  Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Columbia University, Apollo Theater, Shabazz African Market, Brownstones, Morris-Jumel Mansion, Duke Ellington Statue, Jazz Sites, Sylvan Terrace Row Houses, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Abyssinian Baptist Church, "Cotton Club," Hamilton Grange, CCNY Campus, Sugar Hill, Parlor Entertainment, Speakeasy. 

El Barrio (Spanish Harlem) The Conservatory Gardens, El Museo Del Barrio, Museum of the City of New York, Rao's, 116th Street Shopping.

Grants Tomb: Riverside Park, Riverside Church. 

Central Park: Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace, Central Park Lake, Alice in Wonderland Sculpture, Tavern on the Green, Sheep Meadow, The Ramble, Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle, American Museum of Natural History. 

Lincoln Center: Avery Fisher Hall, Metropolitan Opera House, New York State Theater, Julliard School,  Mitzi E. Newhouse and Vivian Beaumont Theaters. 

Museum Mile: Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, Frick Collection, Cooper-Hewitt National Museum of Design, International Center for Photography, The Jewish Museum, National Academy of Design. 

Fifth Ave. Shopping District F.A.O. Schwartz, Apple Store, Disney Store, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Cartier, Saks 5th Ave, NBA Store, Trump Tower, Horse and Carriage Rides, Plaza Hotel, Nike Town, Bergdorf Goodman's, Armani Exchange. 

Rockefeller Center: St. Patrick's Cathedral, NBC Studios, Today Show, NBC Experience Store, Skating Rink, Christmas Tree, Rainbow Room, Channel Gardens, Saks Fifth Ave., Statue of Atlas, Radio City Music Hall.

Times Square/Broadway:  Broadway Shows, MTV Studio, New Years Eve "Ball Drop" site, neon billboards, pedestrian mall, Big Red Stairs, Naked Cowboy and Cowgirl, Forever 21, American Eagle, M&M Store, Hershey Store. 

United Nations:  Turtle Bay, Secretariat Building, General Assembly, Sculpture Garden.

Empire State Building: NY Public Library, Macy's, Manhattan Mall, Madison Square Garden, Empire State Building Observatory (additional fee). 

Chelsea Galleries, Chelsea Market, Chelsea Piers, Hotel Chelsea, Plant District, Meat Packing District, boutique hotels, and trendly restaurants and nightspots. 

Greenwich Village: Washington Square Park, New York University, Bohemian District, Live Music, Bleecker Street, West Village, Jazz Clubs, Nightlife, Cafes and Restaurants, Record Shops, Gay Rights history. 

East Village Tompkins Square Park, Cooper Union, Astor Place, Alternative District, Cafes, nightlife, "Rent" sites, Polish/Ukrainian Section,  Turkish and Russian Baths, Public Theater, Yippie/Hippie/Punk music history, Record Shops. 

SoHo Galleries, Artists' Lofts, Boutiques, Fine Cafes and Restaurants, Guggenheim Museum SoHo, Italian Neighborhood, SoHo Grand Hotel, Cast Iron District. 

TriBeCa: Washington Market Park, Robert DeNiro Restaurants, John F. Kennedy, Jr. Residence, TriBeCa Film Festival, nightlife, celebrity restaurants. 

Lower East Side: Bargain District, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Jewish Neighborhood, Puerto Rican Neighborhood, Dance Clubs, Alternative Theater, Latest Trends. 

Little Italy: Outdoor Restaurants, Espresso Joints, Italian Pastries, Old St. Patrick's Church, Soprano sites. 

China Town Buddhist Temples, Bargain Shopping, Chinese Cuisine, Pastry Shops, Chinese Pharmacies, Chinatown History Museum, Fish/Fruit/Vegetable  Markets. 

Financial District / World Trade Center:  Ground Zero: (Twin Towers of WTC), Civic Center, City Hall, Courts, Woolworth Building, Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel, World Financial Center, Wall Street, Federal Hall, New York Stock Exchange, Federal Reserve, Canyon of Heroes, The Bull. 

Battery Park:  Views or Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, Castle Clinton, Old Custom House/ National Museum of the American Indian, Jewish Heritage Museum, Staten Island Ferry.   

South Street Seaport:  Views of Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge and Williamsburg Bridge, Fulton Fish Market, Pier 17 Shopping Mall, Restaurants and Food Court, Street Entertainers, South Street Seaport Museum and Historic Ships. 

Brooklyn Bridge Walk across from City Hall to Brooklyn. 


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 *    The price for a four hour tour is the minimum, based on $75/hr.

**  We are very flexible when customizing your tour.  The 4 and 8 hour models are suggested as reference points.

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