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"We loved this tour! Our guide, Russell, was knowledgeable and funny, providing us with many anecdotes and true tales. It was nice to see the area on foot through a historian's eyes. I would very much recommend this tour to others!!"-Lori, Tripadvisor

There are eight million stories in the city . . .

 . . . and we're dedicated to telling all of them.  Or at least some of them.  Okay, realistically, we can only tell a fraction of them, so we have to be selective. After combing through all eight million, by special arrangement with the NSA, we've picked only the best stories to feature on our tours.  Like that time when George Washington almost lost his entire army right in Brooklyn.  If not for a fateful fog that allowed him to secretly evacuate his forces in the dark of night, we'd be Canada.  Or that other time when they hid the spike on the Chrysler building in order to trick a rival building into capping off, then shoved it out the top to become the world's tallest building.  Or the time when Mrs. Applebaum of Canarsie became the city stickball champion.  Okay, we made that one up.  But you get the point.  We love New York, and we know its hidden history better than anyone you're likely to meet outside your favorite old man bar.  And that place smells like feet and memories. Come take a walk outside with us, in the fresh air.  It'll do you good.  We offer both public and private tours, with an emphasis on true New York stories that aren't widely known, or covered on other tours.  You can check out some of the options below.  Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you soon.


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A bloody tour through the criminal past of Manhattan's West Side.

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From alligators in the sewers to time traveling tourists. Everything you always wanted to know about the big apple, but were afraid to ask.

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Private Tours

Want to book one of our public tours, just for your group? Or do you have a specific neighborhood or subject that you'd like us to cover? No problem. We'd be happy to arrange an exclusive tour just for you.

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