EXPLORE NYC LIKE A LOCAL

STREETWISE NEW YORK TOURS, specializing in alternative tours, teamed up with THE TRIUMPH HOTELS to create exclusive tours for TRIUMPH Guests.

SUNDAY
10:30am – Iroquois Hotel – 49 West 44th St.
Grand Central, NY Public Library and Architectural Highlights

TUESDAY
10:00am -Hotel Edison – 228 W 47th St.
Rockefeller Center and Times Square

WEDNESDAY (Only April-December)
11:00am -Hotel Belleclaire – 250 W 77th St.
Central Park and Upper West Side

 

 THURSDAY

9:30am – Washington Jefferson – 318 W 51st St.
Hell’s Kitchen

FRIDAY
9:30am -Frederick – 95 W Broadway
TriBeCa and World Trade Center

SATURDAY (Only April-December)
10:00am – The Evelyn – 7 E 27th St.
NoMad, Madison Square Park and Union Square

 

TRIUMPH GUESTS MAY JOIN THE FOLLOWING TOURS

TOUR DETAILS

Sunday

Iroquois Hotel
Grand Central, NY Public Library and Architectural Highlights

This tour focuses on architectural gems of the Beaux Art movement. We begin on 44th Street where the the century old Iroquois New York, New York Yacht Club and other private clubs still stand today and then visit the iconic Grand Central Terminal, NY Public Library, Bryant Park and the Chrysler Building to show guests the grandeur of the neighborhood and share the stories and eccentricities of these landmarks. In addition to the architectural and cultural history of the neighborhood, the tour will offer suggestions for tour-goers to do on their own.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Sunday at 10:30am in the lobby of the Iroquois Hotel 49 West 44th St. (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave)

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Tuesday

Edison Hotel

Times Square and Rockefeller Center

Since the New Year’s tradition started in 1904, Times Square has been the center of New York. This tour starts in the Art Deco lobby of the 1931 Hotel Edison, after highlighting its Art Deco features, we will give a unique tour of Times Square, including hidden art and history. Finally the tour will visit another Art Deco favorite, Rockefeller Center, paying close attention to the center’s art. Tour-goers will get a ground level view of the big city. This tour surprises everyone—with sound sculptures, optical illusions and the hidden gems of midtown.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Tuesday at 10am in the lobby of the Edison Hotel, 228 West 47th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave)

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Wednesday

Belleclaire Hotel

Upper West Side and Central Park (Only April-December)

This tour highlights the hotel in the context of the Beaux Art movement and the history of grand apartment hotels in the Upper West Side. While focusing on architecture, we’ll visit the Dakota, the Ansonia and in particular buildings of Emery Roth. The tour will also introduce guests to neighborhood life in the Upper West Side and to Central Park. We’ll show guests where locals eat and shop and visit Central Park gems like Strawberry Fields and Bethesda Terrace near the hotel before guests tackle the rest of the park on their own.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Wednesday at 11am in the lobby of the Belleclaire Hotel 250 West 77th St. (at Broadway)

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Thursday

Washington Jefferson

Hell’s Kitchen

Hell’s Kitchen often gets lost in the shadows of Times Square’s bright lights but is one of New Yorkers’ favorite neighborhoods. This tour gives an insider view of the Hell’s Kitchen hidden from tourists on tenement-lined streets. Tour-goers will discover how the area broke away from its seedy past before visiting the theater district home to some of New York’s most storied theaters. At the end, tour-goers will be able to further enjoy a major tourist area but like a New Yorker.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Thursday at 9:30am in the lobby of the Washington Jefferson Hotel 318 West 51th Street (between 8th Ave and 9th Ave)

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Friday

Frederick Hotel

TriBeCa and World Trade Center

TriBeCa is at once one of New York’s oldest neighborhoods and a fashionable district. There is no better place to start this tour than at the Frederick Hotel. The hotel’s building dates back to the 1840’s making possibly New York’s oldest hotel structure. It is now a modern boutique hotel. The tour visits the historic and hip blocks of TriBeCa before visiting the new World Trade Center and the Financial District. We pull back layers of history and check out new architectural marvels and art.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Friday at 9:30am in the lobby of the Frederick Hotel 95 West Broadway (at Chamber Street)

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Saturday

The Evelyn (Only April-December)

NoMad and Flatiron District 

This tour will feature the Marble Collegiate Church, “the little church around the corner,” and the iconic buildings around Madison Square, the New York Life Insurance and Metropolitan Life Insurance Tower. Beyond historic buildings, the tour will also highlight the nouveau chic Flatiron District with its highly regarded restaurants and of course include a visit to Eataly, a high-end Italian market.

Duration: 1.5 hours

This tour meets on Saturday at 10am in the lobby of The Evelyn Hotel 7 East 27th St. (between 5th Ave and Madison Ave)

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