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Alternative New York Street Art Walking Tour: Lower East Side

Tour

Summary

Come along with us through one of New York City’s oldest neighborhoods and let us bring the art alive. The Lower East Side is well known for it’s diverse ethnic neighborhoods and astonishing street art. Historically, the Lower East Side is known for hosting immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the area became flooded with artists. The growing counter-culture population in the Lower East Side drew more and more artists. Soon the area quickly exploded with creative expressive graffiti art that illustrated the social and cultural movements that would influence American society in the 21st century.

Details

$35 per person

Thursdays at 10 AM from March 1 – December 31. Tour will not run in January and February.

3 Hours (1 MI / 1.4 KM)

Meeting Place: In front of Katz’s Delicatessen located at 205 E Houston Street, New York, NY 10002

This tour is wheelchair-accessible.

This tour is included in the New York Pass, Explorer Pass, and Go City Build Your Own Pass.

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Reviews

"Professionality and competence, kindness and likeability in: Street art in Lower East Side. I'm really satisfied!" - 995ariellat, Italy

"Excellent experience. I got everything I want. Than you very much. I love the travel guild. She is very professional and knowledgable , prepared very well for the trip. She brought a lot pictures that connect with graffiti. So good. This trip is my best memory in New York during this vacation." - yongchangyu, Canada

"the four of us did this tour on Memorial Day, it was a fantastic tour we are in the 57-63 yr age group we all thoroughly enjoyed it, my husband and I gained a deeper knowledge of street art and we both came away from the tour with an appreciation and respect for the art and artists." - Angela R, Australia

Reviews

"A great tour brought the history and present of this intriguing part of Manhattan closer and enriched me with many artistic impressions." - cmuehl, Germany

"Thank you to [] our guide for the street art tour. The tour was fun interesting and amazing, we had a very good time, and we highly recommend this tour to the people who want to discover another facet of New York. Thank you again to [] for the relevant information and excellent comments she provided." - en2siastic, Belgium

"Professionality and competence, kindness and likeability in: Street art in Lower East Side. I'm really satisfied!" - 995ariellat, Italy

"the four of us did this tour on Memorial Day, it was a fantastic tour we are in the 57-63 yr age group we all thoroughly enjoyed it, my husband and I gained a deeper knowledge of street art and we both came away from the tour with an appreciation and respect for the art and artists." - Angela R, Australia

"The alternative street art tour was more than just viewing wall murals, as wonderful as that was. It was a story, brillantly and enthusiastically narrated by our tour guide of protest art. Your views of grafiti will never be the same!" - Joe F, Peru

"Excellent experience. I got everything I want. Than you very much. I love the travel guild. She is very professional and knowledgable , prepared very well for the trip. She brought a lot pictures that connect with graffiti. So good. This trip is my best memory in New York during this vacation." - yongchangyu, Canada

"Saw beautiful street art and our guide, was very well-informed and enthusiastic! I would definitely recommend this tour." - lori m, The Netherlands

Getting Here

Subway Options: Walk from either stop to Katz's Delicatessen: F Train to 2nd Avenue, J, M, or Z to Essex Street, 6 to Bleecker Stree