New York City Private Tours

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23 Apr

New York City Private Tours

Last Easter Sunday, on one of our New York City Private Tours we saw New York City at its best.   On a beautifully warm day, with the bells of St. Patrick's Cathedral pealing joyously, and the sun high in the flawlessly blue sky we saw the creativity, harmony, and sweetness that makes New York City such a wonderful place to live. The Easter Parade in...

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02 Apr

NYC Tours

NYC Tours  -  A Titanic walk with Dave Gardner. One of the worlds most enduring stories is the tragedy ofthe good ship RMS Titanic. NYSee Tours has joined with tour guide Dave Gardner to host an NYC tour of the city's deep connections to that vessel. Although Titanic famously sank on her maiden voyage well before reaching our shores, she has left an indelible legacy....

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26 Mar

Private Tour New York City

Private Tour New York City: It's all in the details. Behold the lowly standpipe. Is its purpose to merely offer a de facto bench to sit and watch the world go by? On a private tour New York City we'll learn about their usefulness. We'll see some that are welcomingly burnished street furniture, and others that won't let you tie your damn shoe. We can...

Private Guided Tours of New York City

The streets of NYC never cease to surprise me. Private Guided Tours of New York City are a wonderful way to see the city up close.   The streets of the city are a constant source of entertainment, particularly if you have a camera in hand. Our private guided tours often turn into photographic safaris. It's the little details that are telling. After all, how many new ways can the Empire State Building be photographed, and is the picture any better than the one you can by for a buck inside any souvenir shop? If you turn your eye towards the smaller, the less observed, you will find your own space to take unique pictures that capture the essence of...

Private New York City Tours

Private New York City Tours are a way to explore the city in depth; Behind every street and building there is a story.    On our private New York City tours you can creatively pick and choose your itinerary. We'll help! The experts say that the photograph to the left (It's actually a daguerreotype) was taken on upper Broadway on what was once known as Bloomingdales Road. According to the NY Times, "the photo was discovered at a small New England auction, and the date and location of the image were taken from a note that was folded and placed behind the daguerreotype plate in its original leather case." What is amazing about this image is that it illustrates that in a relatively...

Private New York City Tours

PRIVATE NEW YORK CITY TOURS: RIDING THE SUBWAY ON OUR PRIVATE NEW YORK CITY TOURS YOU HAVE THE OPTION OF SELECTING YOUR MODE OF TRAVEL, YOU CAN HIT THE TOWN IN A LUXURY VEHICLE, TOUR VIA FOOT AND SUBWAY, OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. The photograph on your left went viral. What made it so astounding is that a cardinal rule of the underground is being blatantly violated. The man on the left has fallen asleep on the fellow on the right. This is a huge no-no, underground. Yet the man on the right instead of pushing the guy over, or scrunching his shoulder to awaken the sleeper allows him to continue to sleep on his shoulder. This continued for...

A Private Tour – New York City

 ON A PRIVATE TOUR of NEW YORK CITY On a private tour of New York City I share with my guests what I do for my own enjoyment and delight. What could be better than that? Private Tours of New York City are a way of experiencing the city in a unique way. They give us time to absorb, to soak in the energy and spirit of NYC,  perhaps sit in a sidewalk cafe and watch the world go by. On one of our late afternoon private tours, we visited the Metropolitan Museum to see some of the astounding pieces in the  collection of Egyptology. After our visit we decided to have coffee to rest our weary legs. We were...

New York City Private Tours – Bootsie the Elephant

THINGS WE'LL NEVER SEE ON OUR PRIVATE NEW YORK TOURS   EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED ON OUR NEW YORK CITY PRIVATE TOURS, BUT UNFORTUNATELY WE'LL NEVER SEE BOOTSIE STEP FROM A CHECKER CAB. There's a slight chance we might see a pachyderm getting out of a taxi, but we will never see one alighting from a Checker cab in front of the old Garden on 50th Street. The Checker's are long gone; they were perfect NYC machines, with the ability to seat five adults. Try that now, you can barely fit four. The old Garden on 50th Street is no more. It was replaced by the new building down on 33rd that sits astride what's left of Penn Station. Interesting that the...

Private New York City Tours

PRIVATE NEW YORK CITY TOURS ARE WHAT I'VE SPENT MY LIFE ENJOYING; THE PLEASURE OF SHOWING NYC TO MY GUESTS MAKES IT EVEN MORE ENJOYABLE.   CONDUCTING PRIVATE NEW YORK CITY TOURS IS A NATURAL FOR ME; A FLANEUR, “A PERSON WHO WALKS THE CITY IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE IT.”   There have been times when NYC has been a tough nut to crack, it is not a city that offers up it's pearls up casually, and at times, the future hasn't seemed as bright nor as clear as it seems to me now. It took me some time to find my calling, my life's work; it was sitting right had under my nose. Could my random ramblings through the...

Brooklyn Tour: My Bridge II

MY BRIDGE: BROOKLYN TOUR I began walking Brooklyn Bridge soon after I moved into my apartment on Sidney Place in Brooklyn Heights. It was my own private Brooklyn tour; little did I know what the future held. The bridge wasn't a long walk from my apartment, just a few blocks, I'd walk down Sidney Place, past the three and four story brick and brownstone homes that lined the street. Their floor to ceiling windows allowed me visual entry into the residences, some were quite nice, but I remember one that had wallpaper the looked like bookcases. Over to State Street, then left. Past the oddly shaped yellowish brick building with it's large bay window, askew to the street. I dreamed...