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October 26, 2014
See the Blue Man Group New York

You probably would not recognize them on the street but when they are ready for the show - you can't mistake them. The Blue Man Group has been around since the late 1980s as theatrical performers. The trio of actor/musicians dressed in black and painted in blue amazes and entertains the audience with music, lights […]

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October 3, 2014
Sylvia's Restaurant in Harlem

Looking for a great place to eat in Harlem? A popular yet affordable place that’s rich in culture and history? Why not head up to Sylvia’s Restaurant in the heart of where the Harlem Renaissance took place.   Sylvia’s is simply a must have to really experience the Harlem culture. And is surprisingly reasonably priced […]

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September 21, 2014
The Ramble

Between 73rd and 78th streets, located just north of The Lake and south of The Great Lawn, The Ramble is a 38-acre get-away from the hustle and bustle of the city. One of the main features of Central Park, it was also one of the first parts of the park to be built. With winding, […]

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September 15, 2014
Fraunces Tavern Museum | Historic New York Pub

At 54 Pearl Street, at the corner of Pearl and Broad, you will find Fraunces Tavern.  It is a pretty yellow and red brick structure that looks like it has been plucked from the 18th century and put down in modern New York.  It stands out among some of its more contemporary neighbors, such as […]

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September 6, 2014
Central Park Belvedere Castle

This small castle offers sightseers breathtakingly, picturesque views of Central Park. Designed in 1869 as a lookout by Central Park’s co-designer Calvert Vaux and Jacob Wrey Mould, the structure sits on Vista Rock, nestled next to the serene Turtle Pond and famous Delacorte Theater.   The Italian translation of the castle’s name “beautiful view” defines […]

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September 6, 2014
Williamsburg Street Art Tour

Come and explore a dynamic neighborhood on our pay-what-you-wish Williamsburg Street Art Tour.

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August 27, 2014
Interview with New York Street Artist ColWallnuts

Interviewer: Izzy Church Col is an established graffiti artist born and raised in New York, representing Brooklyn, tried & true. He has a degree in advertising and is self-taught in aerosol. He paints with a crew of about twenty worldwide named Wall Nuts.  Their name is pretty self-explanatory. They believe they are nuts for tagging the […]

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August 14, 2014
Bus from Boston to New York City

This post reviews the various bus companies that offer bus service between Boston and NYC.   We compare the average prices, length of journey, availability of basic facilities (such as Wifi and luggage storage), and more. Sorting out transportation during your vacation can be stressful, but with this guide it doesn’t have to be!

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August 5, 2014
Harlem Food Tour

A Harlem food tour?  When one hears the name Harlem, it immediately invokes in one's mind images of shows at the Apollo, great jazz and incredible authors and activists.  These things are certainly true, but collectively, they are  just one side of Harlem. Harlem is also home to many ethnic groups who all bring their […]

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July 27, 2014
Where Does the Steam from New York Streets Come From?

If you live in NYC or have seen a movie or tv show set in NYC, perhaps you have seen large orange and white tubes coming out the sidewalk releasing enormous amounts of billowing white steam? Or maybe you've noticed steam coming up through manhole covers. Your first reaction might be " that going to […]

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July 22, 2014
Lower East Side, Nolita and East Village Tour

Come explore 3 of New York City’s most iconic neighborhoods- the Lower East Side, Nolita, and the East Village. We begin in the Lower East Side: Steeped in over 300 years of history, we’ll see it transform from its early days as a refuge for pirates and ne’er-do-wells, to the home of wave after wave […]

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June 13, 2014
McSorley’s Old Ale House NYC

While New York City is home to hundreds of bars, very few can claim the history and character of McSorley’s Old Ale House.  They can boast being open for over 150 years and serving everyone from Abraham Lincoln to John Lennon.  One of their mottos is “We were here before you were born.”  (The other […]

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June 9, 2014
Talking New York Pizza with Scott Wiener

We here at Free Tours by Foot love great stories of entrepreneurs, especially when concerning New York tourism and New York Pizza.  We have been aware of a special tour for some time and we felt that we should share this story with those of you who may not have heard of this tour.   […]

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May 26, 2014
911 Memorial and Brooklyn Bridge Night Tour

Join Free Tours by Foot on this Lower Manhattan Night Tour and see the Financial District all lit up - includes stop at National September 11 Memorial.

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May 13, 2014
The NYC Mosaic Man Jim Powers

The Mosaic Man, whose real name is Jim Power, embodies the enduring, archetype of an artist who lets nothing stand in the way of his craft. Since 1985, through poverty, lack of funding for his craft, assisted living, periods of homelessness, and health problems which now confine him to a wheelchair, he has adorned the […]

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April 16, 2014
Nova York Visita Guiada em Português

Descubra a cidade que nunca dorme, com NYC by Foot. Somos uma equipe de jovens guias turísticos cheios de energia, e conhecemos a cidade por dentro e por fora. Exploramos os mais famosos e queridos bairros de Manhattan e Brooklyn, contando trivia e histórias fascinantes que nem sempre se encontram em livros guia. Amamos esta […]

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