Free NYC Walking Tours, by Pretty Good Tours, was founded by a family friend and native New Yorker, Lance. Comedian by day, tour guide on the weekends, let Lance show you HIS New York City. As always, this NYC Walking Tour is Pay What You Wish (as in, please tip him accordingly). Check out his NYC Diner Tour, From Pushcarts to Gourmet Pickles: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour and Historic Greenwich Village Tour – and please make sure to mention you referred by Melissa @NYC Insider Guide!

Pretty Good Tours NYC Diner Tour

Pretty Good Tours NYC Diner Tour

From solitary eggs and toast to memorable late night hangs to infinite movie cameos, New York City Diners are an essential, albeit fading, component of NYC culture and attitude across the five boroughs. This tour charts the rise of the “everything restaurant,” celebrates its heyday in the second part of the 20th century, and examines the current state of the diner amidst the ever-changing economic conditions and everyday priorities of New York City, and cities all over the country.

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From Pushcarts to Gourmet Pickles: The Jewish Lower East Side Tour

Pretty Good Tours NYC Lower East Side

This 10 stop, 2 hour walking tour of the Jewish Lower East Side will visit the landmarks that have shaped the neighborhood for over a century. Stops include Katz’s Deli, the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue, Essex Street Market, the magnificent former headquarters of The Jewish Daily Forward, The Pickle Guys, and more! Weaving together stories of triumph, heartbreak, and humor together, this tour is at once informative, entertaining, and may put you in the mood for a knish or four 🙂

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Historic Greenwich Village Tour

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Bob Dylan, Richard Pryor, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Jacobs, James Baldwin, Jack Kerouac, Louis CK, Patti Smith, Joan Baez, and Truman Capote are just a few of the thousands of accomplished artists, writers, radicals, and performers who made their way through Greenwich Village. This 9 stop tour, primarily focusing on the 1950s onward, visits the hangouts that have defined legendary people and the spirit of this iconic neighborhood during a more freewheelin’ time.

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NYC Insider Print Map and Guide to Manhattan

NYC Printable Guides - Available for Immediate Download

REALLY??? This is a lifesaver! I’m too ADD-riddled to ever have been able to compile all this info in a useful way. Thanks to these tools, our 3 short days in NYC will be spent just how we want with no time wasted. I really can’t say enough good things. To anyone on the fence about this purchase…it truly is the best $20 you can spend and will probably save you way more than that in time alone.

NYC Insider Printable Guides

Honestly this was the best book I’ve ever purchased and it was worth every single dollar I spent on it!!

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