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Gotham Walking Tours of New York City

New York City, NY 10282
+1 646-327-3995
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Personable and knowledgeable Tour Guide

Great way to learn the history and past of the lower part of Manhattan from a New Yo r k native... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2016
bethesda, md.
via mobile
New York through the eyes of a vibrant historian

Lina was a veritable treasure trove of information, facts, stories, anecdotes. It felt like we were... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2016
Len P
Phuket, Thailand
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Lina Viviano, the Founder of Gotham Walking Tours, conducts private tours of New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), with an emphasis on the extraordinary historical, cultural, architectural, ethnic, and culinary traditions that have made New York City one of the greatest and most diverse cities in the world. Experience New York City on foot. Experience New York City up close and personal with a licensed guide who has been researching New York City history for over twenty years and who has a passion for this incredible City. All tours are conducted by Lina. Walk Gotham!
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great way to learn the history and past of the lower part of Manhattan from a New Yo r k native. Lina knows the city like no one else and offers of history, trivia. And curiosities with equal measure. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Lina was a veritable treasure trove of information, facts, stories, anecdotes. It felt like we were living a documentary as we walked through the streets of the village. While we were there in the present, Lina's extraordinary storytelling ability transported us into the lives of...More

1  Thank Len P
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

What a truly interesting tour! Having never been to New York before, this walking tour was amazing. Lina is incredibly knowledgable and a wonderful guide.

Thank Lieve P
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Lina was funny, personable knowledgeable and passionate. Her deep and breadth of knowledge was not only very impressive her ability to share it with the group in a smooth and interesting way made for a great experience. She intertwined political, historic, cultural and simply eclectic...More

1  Thank dickonz
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a group of 6 women, some were visitors and some residents of NY. It was a great way to learn more about lower Mantttan. Lina proved to be a very knowledgeable guide and we learned so much from her. We learned so many...More

Thank gourmetbelle
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Lina Viviano is unparalleled in her native-informed knowledge of New York City. She grew up in those streets, and she knows more than most. I would venture to say she knows more than William Helmreich who wrote a book about walking 6,000 miles in that...More

Thank Lissa Y
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Lina is a wonderful and entertaining tour guide. Our tour of Lower Manhattan was fun, entertaining, and a great learning experience. Lina knows little details about buildings and history of the neighborhood that make me look at my surrounding a little different now, when I...More

Thank Monica C
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I went on a walking tour with Lina as part of an intimate group of mostly fellow NYers and was impressed by her knowledge, ability to simultaenously adapt to and anticipate our needs, as well as her expertise about NYs architecture, culture and history (and...More

Thank Suzy R
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Lina is an expert in the culture, culinary life, and architecture of these neighborhoods. I've lived in NYC for 25 years, thought I had a good grasp of these 'hoods, but Lina really opened my eyes to the beauty, the curiosities, and the architectural footprint...More

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The architectural tour of lower Manhattan with Lina is a combination of history, architecture, culture, curiosities, historical anecdotes, etc. and is easily understandable (we speak french). Lina is a perfect guide! She loves New York and knows how to share her passion. She made our...More

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What’s in a name? In this case it is the unique title
of “Triangle Below Canal Street” that became a popular
nickname in the 1970s. An attractive neighbourhood
filled with handsome lofts on the edge of the
Financial District, this lovely slice of Manhattan
offers plenty of fine dining experiences and art
galleries. Plus, it’s home to the city’s most exciting
film event, the Tribeca Film Festival, that takes
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