Duration: 3 hours; $49; Little Italy's on Mulberry, right? Actually, the real Little Italy stands along Arthur Avenue in Belmont, an area in west Bronx. On this SusanSez NYC Walkabout, you'll transport into '40s, '50s, and '60s culture, embracing the mom-and-pop shops along Belmont's Arthur Avenue, and taste-test Italian specialties like bureks, crusty bread, olives, cheese, pizza, and more. During your exploration, you'll visit the mesmerizing Arthur Avenue Retail Market, classic food shops, and even the street corners where Dion and The Belmonts sang acapella before they made it big. In an area laced with history and good eats, you'll want to explore your Italian side more and more. Grab a cannoli or four for this walkabout! Cancellation Policy: All sales are final.
Learn the rich, Italian history of Belmont, Bronx -- the "real"Little Italy
Explore the area's famous sites, from legendary Piccarilli's stone cuts to delicious mom and pop specialty food shops, and the street corners frequented by Dion and The Belmonts
Indulge in delicious food as you learn about this historic and culturally-rich neighborhood in the Bronx
Note: Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking but will be inside Grand Central Station.
You will need to purchase a Metro North round trip ticket to Fordham Rd prior to meeting the group.
Evolution of a Neighborhood: Tour of the East Village
Duration: 3 hours; $49; NYC neighborhoods are always evolving; it's part of what makes the city so fascinating. Manhattan's East Village is a perfect example of this evolution; from German/Irish immigrant communities, to wealthy landowners, to trend-setting hipsters, the East Village has seen a lot of change. On this tour you will experience the diversity in history, culture, and of course, cuisine of the East Village! As you make your way through this ever-changing enclave you will see many offbeat surprises including "the healthiest block in NYC", little Japan, a Yiddish theatre that later was known as a famous punk rock scene, neighborhood gardens, the memorial to the Slocum Disaster, and more. You will get to taste amazing food along the way including traditional fare as well as the newest trends. Bring your appetite and your walking shoes for this food and history filled walking tour. Cancellation Policy: There are no refunds; all sales are final.
Explore the diverse history, culture, and cuisine of the East Village neighborhood
Learn all about the different groups and peoples who have inhabited the area, as well as the historical reasonings for their arrival and departures
See the diverse pockets of culture that exist today and get to the know the areas ins and outs
Taste delicious samples along the way from traditional fare, new trends, international cuisine, and farm fresh goods
Astoria Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours; $49; Have you always wanted to explore areas other than Manhattan and the tip of Brooklyn? With SusanSez, you will traverse one of Queen's most culturally diverse neighborhoods, and get to eat your way through it too. Inside historic Astoria, you'll pay homage to the living monument of its immigrant population, both past and present, as you explore ethnic restaurants and food stores, film sites, Revolutionary War sites, NYC's largest department store, and a hookah bar. You will also get to experience some of the diverse cuisine that makes this area so unique (home to Greeks, Germans, Italians, Czechs, Middle Easterners, South Americans, East Asians, and more). In eighty minutes, you'll honor the area in the best way possible - through your eyes and stomach! Cancellation Policy: All sales are final.
Learn the history of Astoria, Queens, which is currently home to cultures from all over the world
Enjoy a walk through some of Astoria's claims to fame, including a Revolutionary War site and NYC's largest "department store"
Visit and eat your way through the area's diverse establishments to immerse yourself in its culture