Free Tour of Chinatown, Little Italy and SoHo

Duration: 2h
Languages: Spanish
Registered on June 26, 2019

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.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The tour will be through the Lower East Side to the expat neighborhoods: Chinatown and La Picola Italia.
In the 19th century, in the midst of the Industrial Revolution, this area had a marginal population of diverse origins. Here, right here, ghettos were created for emigrants who came from distant lands to carve out a future. What they found was a city under construction, a state of chaos and without law or order. Everything was to be done, those people who did not even know how to read and write, much less speak the language, made their way in New York. They chose to meet in communities of people from their own country who, coincidentally, lived in the area of Manhattan with the cheapest rental housing. In groups, they were able to survive by living poorly.
The neighborhoods of Chinatown and La Piccola Italia; the famous Five Points fighting site; the restaurants that were the meeting place of the Chinese and Italian unions; the well-known Tenement, buildings where emigrants lived; the first Diamond District of German Jews; the old factories converted into underworlds where Irish and African-Americans coexisted in search of freedom, escaping from the slave camps of Virginia.
In the last part of the tour we will visit the SoHo neighborhood and end at St. Patrick's Basilica in the NoLiTa neighborhood.

What will we see during the tour?

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

...And much more!

Guides note:
this is a free tour with high demand and very limited quotas. The itinerary of this tour goes through historic and residential neighborhoods, with narrow streets and little space, so the groups are small. If you do not find a reservation, it is because the quota is full and no more people are accepted for that outing. In case the reservation is made and you are not going to attend, we ask that you please make the cancellation so that another person can attend in your place. Thank you very much.

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  • Meeting point:
    39 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA
    39 Centre St, New York, NY 10007, USA
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    Next to the sculpture and fountain, the guide will be with a purple backpack and umbrella. Triumph of the Human Spirit.

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Luis... 15 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Muy divertido la historia enfocada a la historia de las zonas recorridas y muchos comentarios adicionales importante.
Cris... 04 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
Excelente tour! Andrea sabe de lo que habla y se nota. Es divertida y energética. Nos dio muchísimos tips sobre la ciudad. Totalmente recomendable.
Lourdes 01 Nov 2022

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Travelled in couple - Nov 2022
Muy bien explicado y entretenido
María 18 Aug 2022

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Travelled in family - Jul 2022
Muy recomendable este tour, preferentemente durante los primeros días de tu viaje
Laura 27 Jul 2022
Buenos Aires

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Travelled in group - Jul 2022
Lo recomiendo para todos los turistas
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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