To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father's skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for one Groupon, good for a 2.5-hour Everything Bagel tour (a $50 value)
- $49 for two Groupons, each good for a 2.5-hour Everything Bagel tour (a $100 value)
The Everything Bagel tour is Ben and Marty's signature tour, a 2.5-hour walking exploration of the Lower East Side and the culture that makes it such an iconic part of Manhattan. After starting the day with a fresh, hot bagel at Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery, groups will hit the pavement with a tour guide who will take them to significant historical, architectural, and culinary destinations throughout the area.
Ben and Marty's Bagel Tours of New York
Though impressively metropolitan in their own rights, with their powers combined, Ben Wagenberg and Marty Grabstein would be the ultimate New Yorker. They're both NYC natives, of course—Ben spent his college years memorizing Manhattan's streets as a cab driver, and Marty grew up working in his family's Brooklyn deli before becoming a stage actor who also picked up roles on shows such as Law and Order.
Today, they share their intimate knowledge of NYC with both locals and tourists with Ben and Marty's Bagel Tours of New York. Each tour starts out with New York's "most iconic food"—a hot, fresh bagel—before Ben or Marty escorts groups through various food- and culture-based explorations of Manhattan. The SOHO tour looks beyond the designer-label signage that dresses many of the 'hood's storefronts, and instead studies the cast-iron architecture behind it before stopping for coffee and dessert at an Italian café. The Grand Central Tour celebrates the 100th anniversary of one of America's most treasured landmarks, and in Gansevoort groups walk the High Line, an elevated-railway-turned-grassy-park, before visiting area meat markets. Clients can also choose to create a custom tour, requesting jaunts through Little Italy, Chinatown, or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' vacation sewer.
“If anyone can show you the nooks and crannies of New York with authenticity and enthusiasm, it's Ben Go! ”
“This was a cute way to see the smaller, more personal side of the city. Learned a lot about the Jewish culture from back in the day and how everything has changed....”
“This was a cute way to see the smaller, more personal side of the city. Learned a lot about the Jewish culture from back in the day and how everything has changed. Ben was a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide. It was something different and not "touristy" which was nice.”
“My husband and I are native New Yorkers and somewhat familiar with the Lower East Side and its rich history. We decided to take the tour to fill in the gaps in our...”
“My husband and I are native New Yorkers and somewhat familiar with the Lower East Side and its rich history. We decided to take the tour to fill in the gaps in our knowledge. We were not disappointed! Ben is a very engaging speaker and he shared many insights that we were not aware of. This was a very pleasant experience and we recommend it for both "locals" and tourists!”