Ethnic Apple – East Village, Little Italy & Chinatown - Discover New York's background

Ethnic Apple – East Village, Little Italy & Chinatown - Discover New York's background

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Location: New York
Tour: Private Guided Tour
By: On foot
East Village, Little Italy & Chinatown
Discover New York's background
Tour Duration
2 hour
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With this 2-hour walking tour, we will discover the East Village and the surrounding areas of Chinatown and Little Italy through the history behind years of immigration and the diverse cultures that helped to make the New York we know today and that are still very present in our everyday life.

How did the Big Apple come together?

We will be able to discover and relive New York's history from the time of the Dutch Colony and their last governor Stuyvesant through the years of the English occupation, and later the years of the 19th and 20th centuries, when immigration was the protagonist, and last from those migration flows to our present day. Today, some of these areas are known as "very touristy" areas (aka tourist trap) but they still represent the real and vital element of New York history, the heart of immigration flows during the 19th and 20th centuries, and must-stops to understand NYC history as well as current cultures of the city.

People from all over the world lived in these areas when they first arrived in the United States. The entire area stretching South-East of 14th Street to the Brooklyn Bridge was referred to as Lower East Side. From the Jewish of the Yiddish Rialto and the 19th century Ukrainian and German of the Klein Deutschland to the turn of the century Irish, Italian, Polish, and of course the Chinese and Asian, everybody came through the "Slums of New York." An ideal tour to learn New York's history, the habits of those years, life in the tenements (the favelas) as poor immigrants, and discover how many, and so diverse, cultures have fused together giving birth to the New York we know today!

Highlights of Ethnic Apple

2-hour Walking Tour
Professional Tour Guide in English
Let's see how and where immigrants lived at the beginning of the century
The different ethnicities

While walking, we will take you through the narrow streets of the East Side explaining how this part of town has been transformed over the years, you will be able to stop to take photos and ask all your questions.

What remains of Little Italy

Little Italy is in the mind of all, the home to the Italians who came to New York, and maybe that's why you would expect to find a lot more Italians ... that is not the case since Italian immigrants moved to other areas of the city or across the county, but we can still relive its past glory. There were more than one “Little Italy” in New York, the first one was in East-Harlem, then we have the one in the Bronx "Arthur Avenue", still very alive and where we recommend spending a day, and then the one in Lower Manhattan, probably the most popular one.

Here, there are still streets with restaurants and Italian grocery stores, walking on Mulberry or Mott Street you can still hear some Italian-American accent around you, but in the past years, Little Italy has been increasingly ‘swollen’ by the adjacent, ever-growing, Chinatown.

Why New York's Chinatown is special

Manhattan's Chinatown, one of the largest enclaves in the Western Hemisphere, is the one that is most representative of New York past. For those who watched Martin Scorsese's movie Gangs of New York, it will feel like walking right into the movie set and relive the atmosphere of the infamous Five Points. For those who love Chinese cuisine, you have a plethora of authentic restaurants to choose from, if you love the shops full of everything, fish, nuts, and spice markets, you are in the right place.

Chinatown di New York

The East Village

Unlike Chinatown and Little Italy, in the East Village, you go not only to relive the past and remember the good ole times but to continue living the present. Always alternative, always rich in youth, always home to music, poetry, and avant-garde arts is the neighborhood preferred by students and artists. Your guide will give you tips on how to visit this area, and some names for restaurants and small clubs where you can listen to good music if you want to spend here your evening.

East Village


Tour Price:
$ 160.00 from 1 to 5 pax
$ 190.00 from 6 to 10 pax
Kid Price:
1 Free in a group 1/5 * Age requirements: 0 - 12 years old
2 Free in a group 6/10 * Age requirements: 0 - 12 years old


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