EXPLORE NYC LIKE A LOCAL

STREETWISE NEW YORK TOURS, specializing in alternative tours, teamed up with THE POD HOTELS to create unique exclusive Pod Hotel walking tours.

Exclusive Pod Hotel walking tours 

POD39

POD51

Mon. – 9:30am – Pod51: Soho, Little Italy and City Hall

Tue. – 9:30am – Pod51: Lower East Side and Chinatown (Street Art and Immigration)

Wed. – 9:30am -Pod39: Central Park and Upper West Side

Thu.– 9:30am – Pod51: Greenwich Village and Meatpacking District (High Line and Chelsea Market)

Fri. – 9:30am – Pod51: DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

(tour descriptions below) – Register with your Pod Hotel Concierge

POD BROOKLYN

Thu – 9:30am – Pod Brooklyn: DUMBO and Brooklyn Heights

(tour descriptions below) – Register with your Pod Hotel Concierge

POD TIMES SQUARE

Wed. – 9:30am – Pod Times Sq: Greenwich Village & Meatpacking District (High Line & Chelsea Market)

Sat. – 9:30am – Pod Times Sq: DUMBO & Brooklyn Heights

(tour descriptions below) – Register with your Pod Hotel Concierge

POD GUESTS MAY JOIN TOURS LEAVING FROM ANY POD HOTEL

TOUR DETAILS

City Hall, Little Italy and Soho

We start with secrets of the City Hall area and continue through Little Italy and into Soho. In a few blocks, we see top grafitti and some of the best examples of New York Beaux Arts and cast iron architecture from a century ago. We  learn about the history of Little Italy and find out how Soho went from being industrial to artsy  to one of world’s most fashionable areas today.

 

Monday 9:30am from Pod51, 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

 

 

Lower East Side and Chinatown

We start on the Lower East Side, A hundred years ago this neighborhood was packed with immigrants; today the immigrant neighborhood is giving way to boutiques, galleries and street art. From the Lower East Side we visit the heart of Chinatown. This tour will take you through all the different eras of these neighborhoods— German, Jewish, Latino, Chinese and Hipster. Studying communities and checking out street art. We also visit the Essex Street Market and Economy Candy.

 

Tuesday 9:30am from Pod51, 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

 

Central Park and Upper West Side 

New Yorkers have been known to get lost in the massive 843 acres of Central Park. In a couple hours, we’ll visit the must-see sites of the park. We’ll reveal the secrets and backstories of Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Terrace and the Dakota amongst others. We’ll also get a feel for neighborhood life in the Upper West Side, a classic New York neighborhood.

 

Wednesday 9:30am from Pod39, 145 East 39th St. (between Lexington and 3rd Ave)

Greenwich Village and Meatpacking District 

We’ll see 19th century row houses and cobbled streets which in the 20th century became where Jazz, art, gay rights and culture thrived. We’ll be sure to include pop culture sites from movies and tv shows and where Bob Dylan arrived to New York. In the Meatpacking District, we’ll study how this neighborhood went from being half abandoned to being one of New York’s hippest areas. (Includes Chelsea Market, Highline and Washington Square Park)

 

Wednesday 9:30am from Pod Times Square, 400 West 42nd St. (at 9th Ave)  

Thursday 9:30am from Pod51, 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

On this tour we’ll pass beautiful brownstones on picturesque tree lined streets and make our way through one of New York’s nicest new waterfront parks, We’ll see innovations in urban planning side by side with some of the classiest homes NYC has to offer. We’ll also venture into DUMBO, once a desolate industrial wasteland but now home to unique shops, and street art for an incredible view of the Brooklyn Bridge.

 

Thursday 9:30am from Pod Brooklyn, 247 Metropolitan Ave

Friday 9:30am from Pod51, 230 East 51th St. (between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

Saturday 9:30am from Pod Times Square, 400 West 42nd St. (at 9th Ave)  

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