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Let Frommer's introduce you to the ethnic neighborhoods, the historic homes, the world-class shopping, and the daring modern architecture that make New York unique. We'll immerse you in the sights and sounds of Chinatown, with stops for the city's best dim sum. You'll stroll through the canyons of lower Manhattan, with visits to the New York Stock Exchange and the site where George Washington was inaugurated. You'll explore the literary haunts of Greenwich Village, the cutting-edge galleries of SoHo, the poshest homes on the Upper East Side, the loveliest parts of Central Park, and the tree-lined streets of Brooklyn Heights (with its fabulous views of the Manhattan skyline).
Slim and easy-to-carry, Frommer's Memorable Walks in New York City offers a wonderful way to make the city your own!
As you explore, you'll run across tiny, funky flower gardens that have sprung up around sidewalk trees, a shop specializing in light bulbs, and a cafe concentrating on peanut butter. You'll find plaques identifying historic buildings and the former homes of famous people, and ethnic food carts. Once you get away from the major museums and sights, you'll discover the Manhattan in which the rocks in Central Park acquire names, businessmen schvitz in a Russian bath house, and Zabar's searches for a new unknown cheese from the Pyrenees to introduce to Upper West Siders.
That's why walking tours are truly the only way to see this city. To get anywhere near understanding New York, you need to grab just one chunk of it at a time, turn it over carefully in your mind, examine its history, and figure out what makes it tick. A large-scale New York may seem like an enormous, chaotic, dirty, expensive, frightening metropolis. But on the small scale, in the details, New York gives up its secrets. It started as a conglomeration of small communities and from these roots, it has grown into one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities on earth.
Introducing New York.
The Walking Tours.
1 Lower Manhattan/The Financial District.
3 The Jewish Lower East Side.
5 Greenwich Village Literary Tour.
6 The East Village.
7 Midtown: The Concrete Jungle.
8 Central Park.
9 The Upper West Side.
10 The Upper East Side.
11 Morningside Heights & Harlem.