Courtney Shapiro

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August 8, 2022
15 Top Greenwich Village Restaurants

Below are 15 of the best restaurants in Greenwich Village with a variety of cuisines and price ranges. You'll find American, Italian, French, Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican, Vietnamese and even Vegan! Plus, we list a few of NYC's best pizza places. To try some of the other delectable foods in the neighborhood, join us for […]

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Juli 28, 2022
Where to Stay in Times Square

This post is about how to choose a hotel in Times Square. We list budget, moderate, and luxury hotels along with room prices. If this comment posted on our NYC Travel Tips Facebook Group sounds like you, then you’ve come to the right place! Overview We've looked at over 70 Times Square hotels and broken […]

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Juli 8, 2022
Things to Do Alone in NYC

This post is for those traveling solo to New York City with recommendations for what to do on your solo trip to the Big Apple. We include safety tips, suggestions on finding the best hotel for you, where to dine alone, and how to meet people if you want to. As a local NYC tour […]

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Juli 1, 2022
35 Best Museums in Manhattan

This post lists 35 of the best museums in Manhattan, including the top 15 museums, other great art and history, cultural museums, and museums that kids will love. We mention which museums are free, offer free hours, or are free with a tourist discount pass. Top 16 Museums in Manhattan 1. Metropolitan Museum of Art […]

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Juni 4, 2022
How Safe Is Central Park?

This post answers a frequent question from tourists, “How safe is Central Park?” The short answer is yes, especially if talking about daytime. Nighttime requires some caution. We understand that you might be unsure about the safety situation which is why we wrote this post. Our local tour guides are very familiar with Central Park, […]

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Mai 18, 2022
Is Harlem Safe To Visit?

This post answers a question that many visitors to New York City want to know, “Is Harlem safe for tourists?” Below we explain what sections of Harlem are safer than others and share some safety tips. Harlem is a fairly big neighborhood with multiple sub-sections, each with its own character and safety concerns. To answer […]

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Mai 17, 2022
How Safe is New York for Tourists?

If you are thinking about coming to NYC, but are wondering “Is New York safe?”  As local tour guides who live and work throughout New York City, we can say with first-hand knowledge, that yes, the city is safe to visit. We lead thousands of people each day on our tours and hardly ever have […]

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Mai 5, 2022
29 Best Photography Locations in NYC

This post lists the very best places to take photographs in NYC and is organized by major areas of the city frequented by visitors. You’ve got both urban and natural landscapes, buildings of nearly every architectural style, and multiple skyscrapers with observation decks with 360-degree views of the city and beyond. Midtown Manhattan From stunning […]

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Januar 29, 2022
How to Get Tickets to see Late Night With Seth Meyers 

This post explains how to get free tickets for the comedy talk show Late Night with Seth Meyers, including standby or rehearsal show tickets. We also include what you need to know before you arrive for taping. TIP: You might be interested in an NYC TV and Movie Sights Tour, which is included for free with […]

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Januar 7, 2022
Restaurant Week NYC 2024

This post covers Restaurant Week, which runs for nearly four weeks between January 16 and February 4, 2024. (Reservations open January 9). Below you can find details as well as tips to help you secure a reservation at a 5-star restaurant.  HOW DOES IT WORK? Restaurant Week is a twice-yearly event when more than 300 […]

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Dezember 31, 2021
New York Christmas Tree Lightings

While the annual lighting of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree may be one of the most famous holiday events in NYC, there are many other wonderful lightings to attend throughout December. Below we list the top Christmas Tree lighting events updated for 2023. Once lit, you can visit these trees of many sizes and styles, […]

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Oktober 7, 2021
Christmas Markets in New York City

One of our favorite things to do around the holidays is to visit the charming Christmas markets and holiday markets throughout New York City. Below are the best holiday markets to check out. We've listed the dates (though some have yet to be announced), what kinds of vendors to expect, and the food you'll find. […]

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September 13, 2021
Friends Apartment Building in New York

This post will explain how you can find the Greenwich Village apartment building used in the hit TV show Friends. It's also a regular stop on the pay-what-you-like Free Tours by Foot's Greenwich Village Tour. TIP: If you are eager to locate TV and movie locations throughout the Big Apple, which includes many Friends locations, then consider […]

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September 12, 2021
Bronx Zoo Tickets | Free Wednesdays

As guides who offer free tours, we're always being asked about the best low-cost activities in the city, and the Bronx Zoo is definitely one of the best attractions you can visit without paying a dime. In addition to covering how to get tickets, what to see there, and where the zoo is located, this […]

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September 12, 2021
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Route

Planning to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? Here is everything you need to know to have a blast! Below are a route map, tips on where to stand for a good view, the best time to arrive, as well as a list of balloons and performances. Here are the most important things to know: […]

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August 10, 2021
What to Do In Brooklyn Today

This post covers the best things to do in Brooklyn today, tonight, tomorrow, or anytime. We include free, nighttime, as well as family-friendly activities. So, we know a thing or two about Brooklyn. Firstly, we lead walking tours here every day. Secondly, many of our tour guides live in Brooklyn, some of whom were also […]

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