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December 14, 2022
Famous New York Streets and Their Origins

New York City has over 32,000 streets and avenues. When you add up all the streets our local guides cover on our many pay-what-you-wish walking tours, we take our guests to hundreds of them! While some streets, like Broadway and Wall Street, are known around the world, there are other streets that many have never […]

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December 10, 2022
The 5 Boroughs of New York City Explained

For many people around the world, New York City means Manhattan. But, to truly know NYC, one should know at least a bit about all five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. This post is a brief guide to the 5 boroughs and some suggestions of what to see in each of them. […]

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December 9, 2022
Museum of Broadway Tickets

In late 2022 an exciting addition to Times Square opened, the Museum of Broadway. The name says it all!  The Museum of Broadway is not just for theater lovers. This museum will surely be a hit with anyone who loves immersive experiences, history, and dazzling creativity. Tickets, Location, and Hours The Museum of Broadway is […]

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December 4, 2022
NYC Holiday Tours

Holiday Lights of Midtown, Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, Christmas Movie Tour, and a Gospel Tour of Harlem! See all our Holiday tours!

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November 30, 2022
Bergdorf Goodman Christmas Window Displays

One of the most treasured holiday activities in New York City is visiting the famous department stores. That's where you will see gorgeous, whimsical, and festive Christmas window displays. As one of NYC's most luxurious department stores, Bergdorf's (as it's known locally) is regarded as the store with the most extraordinary and fashionable holiday window […]

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November 22, 2022
Things to Do on the Upper West Side

For visitors to New York City, the Upper West Side is known for Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and Central Park. For locals, it's a neighborhood with lovely side streets and colorful avenues, a place to eat some of the city's classic foods, shop, stroll, and simply enjoy life. And as a […]

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November 9, 2022
Where are the High Line Entrances?

This post covers all of the High Line entrance points which allow you to reach the park.  There are currently a total of 12 High Line entrances, and we will include directions on where to find them. Where Are the High Line Entrances? Here are the 12 ways to gain entrance to the High Line […]

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October 26, 2022
Things to Do on the Upper East Side

For tourists, the Upper East Side is known mainly for the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Central Park. But with many more interesting attractions, the Upper East Side is a neighborhood worth visiting for a few hours.  Below are some of the best things to do on the Upper East Side including museums, parks, shopping, […]

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October 18, 2022
London vs. New York City

Two of the world's most iconic cities are London and New York -- but which is better? This post compares New York and London so you can decide which is the best vacation destination for you. Which Is Bigger? London Or New York? As of 2022, London’s population was about 9.5 million vs. New York's […]

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October 12, 2022
TV Shows Based In NYC

One reason New York City attracts millions of tourists a year is that so many people want to see the places they’ve come to know and love through TV shows based in NYC.  We've put together this list of the best TV shows that take place in New York City, including those both based and […]

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October 9, 2022
What to Wear to a Broadway Show

You’ve got tickets to the Broadway show you dreamed of seeing. Now the question pops into your mind, “What do I wear to a Broadway show?”  The short answer is: almost anything you want! But if you want a little more guidance than that, read on! I have worked in theater in New York for nearly […]

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October 7, 2022
7 Areas for a Central Park Picnic

Central Park is one of New York City’s treasures and you can make your visit even more memorable by having a picnic there! Our local tour guides lead tens of thousands of guests on tours of Central Park each year, so they know every nook and cranny of the park. They also spend their free […]

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October 4, 2022
The Oculus Center

The Oculus Center is one of New York City’s most architecturally stunning buildings and is worth a visit, if only for the great photo-op! As local tour guides who lead tours every day through the Oculus Center and Lower Manhattan, we see first-hand the amazement on our guests' faces. And, in the video below, Katie, […]

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October 3, 2022
Best Broadway Shows and Musicals

There are so many great Broadway shows to choose from in 2024, so we’ve created this list of what’s on Broadway right now to help you pick the right one for you. We love Broadway shows, and as local tour guides, we are lucky to be able to attend plays and musicals regularly. Several of […]

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October 2, 2022
Events and Things to Do in Bryant Park

Bryant Park in New York City is a leafy green space in the heart of Midtown Manhattan just a few blocks from Times Square.  This nearly 10,000-acre (40 sq km) park runs from 40th to 42nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenue (map). It’s visited by more than 12 million people each year. Many are […]

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September 28, 2022
Macy's Christmas Window Displays

One of the most beloved holiday activities in NYC is seeing the festive department store window displays. Macy’s holiday window displays are among the best -- and the oldest!  Macy’s was America’s first department store to decorate its windows for Christmas, back in 1874 when the store was located on 14th Street. Now located on […]

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