Native New Yorker Walking Tours - Charles Schwartz, licensed and insured NYC Sight Seeing Guide
Tours and Rates
 
New York City Walking Tours


No charge to members of the US Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy,  and Reserves 


Rates are calculated upon an hourly fee of $75 (covering up to 6 persons)


 
Tour #1 - Brooklyn Heights and Brooklyn Bridge (2 hours -$US150)
 
Montague Street, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn Bridge, historic buildings district.
 
Tour #27 - Brooklyn Bridge Park and Brooklyn Heights
(3 hours -$US225)
 
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims, Montague Street and the historic buildings district.
 
Tour #2 - Park Slope (4 hours - $US300)
Seventh Avenue, Prospect Park, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Botanic Garden (closed Mondays), Eastern Parkway, Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Williamsburgh Savings Bank, Junior’s Restaurant and Fulton Mall
 
Tour #3 -Brighton Beach and Coney Island (4 hours - $US300)
Brighton Beach Avenue, New York Aquarium, the boardwalk, Surf Avenue, Nathan’s Famous
 
Tour # 4 - Williamsburg (3 hours - $US225)
 
Hip and Hasidic Williamsburg: Williamsburg Bridge, Lee Avenue, Division Street, Bedford Avenue, Ferry Park.
 
 
Tour #28 - Bushwick and Williamsburg (4 hours- $US300)
Beauty and revival along Bushwick Avenue's beer empire, Myrtle and Knickerbocker Avenues and Broadway: former Ulmer Brewery and Rheingold Gardens, St. Barbara's RC Church.  
 
Hip and Hasidic Williamsburg: Williamsburg Bridge, Lee Avenue, Division Street, Bedford Avenue, Ferry Park.
 
 
 
Tour #5 - Greenpoint (2 hours- $US150)
 
Travel to Greenpoint from Wall Street via ferry or subway:
India Street murals, Franklin Street, Kent Avenue, Milton Street
Greenpoint Avenue Polish-American shops and institutions.
 
Tour #6 - Brooklyn-Staten Island-Manhattan's Financial District
(7 hours - $US525)
 
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Grasmere, Staten Island, St. George, Staten Island, Staten Island Ferry, Manhattan:  Ellis Island, Governors Island, and Statue of Liberty from the ferry, the Battery, Bowling Green, Charging Bull, Wall Street, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Chapel, World Trade Center,  Tweed Court, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge
 
 

Tour # 7 - Woodlawn Cemetery: (varied duration based on preferences; price depends upon duration)
 
Historic Woodlawn Cemetery is perfect for walking in a beautiful, natural setting while visiting the pharaonic monuments to the celebrities and the famous; concerts are offered on the grounds during certain times of the year.
 
Tour # 8 - Western/Northern Bronx (5 hours - $US375)
 
Grand Concourse, Edgar Allan Poe's Bronx home,  Poe Cottage, Jerome Avenue, Bedford Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Van Cortlandt Mansion, Fieldston, Riverdale, Wave Hill, Hudson River, George Washington Bridge, Aqueduct Bridge, Yankee Stadium, Harlem River, Grand Central Terminal
 
Tour # 9 - City Island and Pelham Bay Park(4 hours - $US300)
 
City Island resembles a seaside village in the midst of Gotham.  Pelham Bay Park is the largest municipal park in NYC.
 
Tour #10 - Belmont - Arthur Avenue (Little Italy in The Bronx) 
(4 hours - $US300)
 
The Arthur Avenue Public Market has the ambience of a small Italian village; visit the public market with fresh fruit and food stands.  Visit Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, R.C. Church with services in Italian and Spanish.  The New York Botanical Garden has one of the most beautiful conservatory buildings in the world.
 
Tour #25 - The Renaissance of The South Bronx
 and Belmont - Arthur Avenue  (Little Italy in The Bronx)
(4 hours - $US300)
 
We will visit "Fort Apache" and Charlotte Street showcasing the rebirth of The South Bronx
 
In Belmont, the Arthur Avenue Public Market has the ambience of a small Italian village; the public market has fresh fruit and food stands. We'll visit Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, R.C. Church.

 
Manhattan   
 

Tour #11 - Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Heights (3 hours - $US225)
 
The Financial District: St. Paul’s Church, World Trade Center, Trinity Church, Wall Street, Charging Bull, [Smithsonian] National Museum of The American Indian/US Customs House, Battery Park.  Brooklyn Heights:  Borough Hall, Montague Street, Columbia Heights, Brooklyn Historical Society, Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims , Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn Bridge, on foot, back to Manhattan: City Hall Park, City Hall and the Surrogate'sCourt
 
Tour #12 - Midtown (East) (4 hours - $US300)
 
NY Public Library, Bryant Park, Grand Central Terminal, Chrysler Building, Daily News Building Lobby (220 East 42 – world’s largest indoor globe), St, Bartholmew's Church, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, Seagram Building, Lever House, a bit of (upper) Park Avenue and Park Avenue South (lower), Tutor City, Ford Foundation, Sutton Place, Roosevelt Island Tramway
 
 
Tour #13 - Upper East-Side (3 hours - $US225)
 
Central Park (The Ramble), Fifth Avenue, Museum Mile (Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection), Temple Emanu-el (Louis Comfort Tiffany windows),  Delacorte Clock, Wollman (Trump) Skating Rink and the Roosevelt Island Aerial Tramway
 
Tour # 14 - Midtown (West) (3 hours - $US225)
 
Lincoln Center, Central Park South, Carnegie Hall, Times Square, theatre district, restaurant row, Herald Square
 
Tour # 15 - Greenwich Village East (1 hour - $US150)
 
s Pub,  St. George's Ukrainian Church, Tompkins Square Park, Merchant's House Museum
 
Tour # 16 - Greenwich Village West (3 hours - $US225)
 
Washington Square, the Mews, McDougal Street, Greenwich Avenue, West 8th Street, Hudson Street, Hudson River Park, High Line Park
 
Tour # 17 - Lower East Side (varied depending upon museum tour)
 
 
Tour #18 - Central Park -  (select from 3 tours - 3 hours,  - $US225)
 
Northern Section:

The Pool, The Loch, Secret Waterfall, Huddlestone Arch,The Ravine, Duck Island/Harlem Meer and Conservatory Garden (seasonal)

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Mid-section:

The Dakota, Strawberry Fields, Bethesda Fountain and Terrace, Bow Bridge, The Ramble, Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse,  Evodia Field, Turtle Pond and Belvedere Castle

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Southern Section:

Grand Army Plaza, The Pond, Hallett Nature Sanctuary, The Arsenal, The Zoo, The Delacorte Clock, The Dairy, Literary Walk:  Robert Burns, Shakespeare, The Sheep Meadow and Tavern on the Green 
 
Tour # 19 - Upper West Side (3 hours - $US225)
 
A part of Central Park, Broadway, Riverside Park, St. John the Divine, Columbia University, Pomander Walk, Zabar’s, Artie’s
 
Tour #  20 - Washington Heights ("The Heights"}/Inwood/Ft.Tryon Park/The Cloisters/George Washington Bridge (varied duration depending upon preferences)
 
This tour offers several options including a walk across a part of the George Washington Bridge
 
Tour # 5 - Brooklyn-Staten Island-Manhattan's Financial District (see Brooklyn listing for details)
 
Tour #24 - Harlem (3 hours - $US225)
 
The City College, Convent Avenue, Hamilton Grange (if open), 125th Street, Marcus Garvey Park, Apollo Theater, Hotel Theresa, State Office Building, Harlem Courthouse
 
Tour #26 - SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown (3 hours - $US225)

The historic cast-iron buildings district, smart boutiques and cobblestone streets, St. Patrick's Old Cathedral, Grand Street shops, Heavenly Grace Buddhist Temple, Canal Street street market, Columbus Park, "The Tombs", Federal Court, Foley Square
 
 
Queens  
  

Tour # 21 - Forest Hills and Roosevelt Island (4 hours - $US300)
 
Queens Boulevard, Austin Street, Forest Hills Gardens, Metropolitan Avenue, Eddie’s Sweet Shop , (closed on Mondays), Roosevelt Island Tramway
 
Tour # 22 - Jamaica Wildlife Refuge (4 hours - $US300)
 
**TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE DUE TO SANDY DAMAGE/RESTORATION**

A mile-long circular walk through tidal marshlands is perfect for bird watching and enjoying the serenity of the sea; it is administered by the National Parks Service.
 
Tour # 23 - Astoria, Sunnyside, Jackson Heights, Corona and Flushing (varied duration  and price depending upon preferences)
 
Astoria: St. Irene Chrysovalantou Greek Orthodox Cathedral,
Ditmars Boulevard
 
Sunnyside:  Greenpoint Avenue, Bliss Street, Skillman Avenue (Lewis Mumford Way), 44th Street,  Sunnyside Park
 
Jackson Heights: Roosevelt Avenue, Corona: Louis Armstrong House Museum (if open), Leo's Latticini, Lemon Ice King of Corona 
 
Flushing:  Queens Museum of Art - restricted hours - featuring The Panorama of The City of New York, The Unisphere, CitiField, Flushing’s Main Street business district
 

 

Tour # 5 - Brooklyn-Staten Island-Manhattan's Financial District (6 hours - $US450)
 
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
 
Staten Island:  Grasmere, Staten Island, St. George, including Borough Hall and historic preservation district, Staten Island, Staten Island Ferry, Sailor's Snug Harbor
 
Manhattan:  the Battery, Bowling Green, Charging Bull, Wall Street, Federal Hall, Trinity Church, St. Paul’s Church, Ground Zero,  Tweed Court, City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge
 
 
If you do not see a tour that interests you, I will create one especially for you.
 
Call/text or write with NO obligation: (01) + 917.974.8637 nyc.by.foot@hotmail.com
You can reserve your tour WITHOUT ANY ADVANCE DEPOSIT.
 
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