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Free Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo

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4.8
30 ratings
  • New York
  • Available in Spanish
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes

About the Guru

I am Andrea Kropman, Uruguayan by birth and currently residing in New York. I studied Social Communication in Uruguay, and in Spain I worked for 15 years as Coordinator of Digital Communication. In 2010, I started with the project "Jane's Walks" in Madrid, an international initiative that pays tribute to Jane Jacobs. In recent years I alternated my work as a communicator wit... More

I am Andrea Kropman, Uruguayan by birth and currently residing in New York. I studied Social Communication in Uruguay, and in Spain I worked for 15 years as Coordinator of Digital Communication. In 2010, I started with the project "Jane's Walks" in Madrid, an international initiative that pays tribute to Jane Jacobs. In recent years I alternated my work as a communicator with the design of tours of the cities I lived in: Madrid, Barcelona and London. Upon arriving in NYC, I became an Official Tourism Guide. You will find me guiding tours of various walking tour agencies and you can check the quality of my work through the opinions of other people who enjoyed my tours. As an inhabitant and migrant from different cities, I have a social and global vision that will provide you with daily information and reveal unknown data.

About the Tour

The tour will be through the Lower East Side to the migrant neighborhoods: Chinatown and La Picola Italia.
In the 19th century, in the middle of the Industrial Revolution, this area had a marginal population of diverse origins. Here, right here, ghettos of emigrants who came from distant lands to carve out a future were created. What they found was a city under construction, a chaotic state without law or order. Everything was yet to be done, those people who did not know how to read and write, much less speak the language, made their way to New York. They chose to gather in communities of people from the same country who, coincidentally, lived in the Manhattan area with the cheapest rental housing. In collectives, they were able to survive poorly.
The neighborhoods of Chinatown and La Piccola Italia; the famous Five Points fighting venue; the restaurants that were a meeting place for the Chinese and Italian unions; the well-known Tenement, buildings where the emigrants lived; the first Diamond District of German Jews; the old factories turned into underworlds where Irish and African Americans lived together in search of freedom, escaping from the slave camps of Virginia.

What will we see during the tour?

  • Five Points Fighting Venue.
  • Famous restaurants, union meeting place .
  • The Diamond District
  • Old factories where Irish and African Americans lived together.


...And much more!

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: Next to the sculpture and fountain, the guide will be with a purple backpack and umbrella. Triumph of the Human Spirit.

Frequently asked questions

Accessibility:
The tour is suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Large groups:
Large group bookings are not accepted.
Minimum of attendees:
No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour to take place.
Pets:
The tour is pet-friendly.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (30)

4.8
By category
Professionalism
4.91
Fun
4.61
Expression
4.78
Quality
4.78
Route
4.57
Naithi Cranford 12/22/2021

RENE Sabadell 12/22/2021

Muy contentos con todo el recorrido y sobre todo con la profesionalidad de la gurú Andrea. Un 10 en todo

Marta Madrid 12/17/2021

CYNTHIA Ciudad de la Costa 12/15/2021

Muy interesante el tour y excelente nuestra guía Andrea, tanto en la información que brindó como por el trato cordial y respeto. Muy recomendable!!!

LEONARDO Santo Domingo 12/10/2021


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!