Streetwise New York Tours, specializing in alternative tours, teamed up with The Pod Hotels to create unique exclusive Pod Hotel walking tours. Free for Pod Hotel guests!

Free Walking Tours for Pod Hotel Guests

2.5-hour tours by foot and subway, perfect for the first-time visitor or New York expert.



Pod Hotel tour group in Central Park

Central Park and Upper West Side 

Even New Yorkers get lost in the massive 843 acres of Central Park. In a couple hours, we visit the must-see sites of the park. Learn 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 Pod Times Square, 400 West 42nd St. (at 9th Ave)

Walking Tour with Washington Square Arch

Greenwich Village and The High Line 

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, Meatpacking District and Washington Square Park)

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

Pod Hotel Walking Tour Lower East Side and Chinatown

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.


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




Brooklyn Walking Tour, Brooklyn Bridge, Empire Stores Rooftop.

Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO

On this tour, we pass beautiful brownstones on picturesque tree-lined streets and make our way through one of New York’s nicest new waterfront parks. We also venture into DUMBO. Now fashionable, it was once a desolate industrial wasteland. Along the way, we’ll get incredible views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline.

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


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