What You'll Get
A walking tour acquaints people with the city, helping them avoid disaster during future scavenger hunts and bouts of amnesia. Today’s Groupon gets you two hours of steps closer: for $20, you get your choice of a two-hour New York walking tour (a $40 value) from The Levys' Unique New York!. Tours rotate from week to week and run on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m.
Managed by a New York–loving father and son, with two other sons stepping in as guides, The Levys' Unique New York! takes sightseers on unorthodox tours of the city. With the Levys' extensive knowledge of their lifelong home and of the city’s intriguing tales, the weekly-rotating, two-hour journeys enthusiastically imbue people with all manner of little-known gems. You will have your choice of the following tours:
The Bohemian and Beat Poets of Greenwich Village: Sightseeing Literature tour takes visitors to art galleries, music venues, and slick new restaurants in the neighborhood where Bob Dylan, Alan Ginsberg, and Jack Kerouac launched the Beat Generation and its mildly successful spin-off, the Beate Generation.
The Jewish Heritage of the Lower East Side: Immigrants, Gangsters, and Noshes tour helps sightseers learn the history of Jewish NYC immigrants and gangsters while visiting sites such as Shapiro’s Wine Cellar, the Williamsburg Bridge, and Seward Park
The Sandwich Tour of Hell's Kitchen takes hoagie habitués to visit Manganaro's Heroboy, the alleged birthplace of the Hero, as well as Carve: Unique Sandwiches, Amy's Bread, and shops between the Hudson River and the theater district of Times Square.
The HEY HO! LET'S GO! Punk Rock on the Bowery Pub Crawl tour connects the gangs of the 1850s to the punk rock movement of the 1970s. You'll visit several historic dive bars and pay tribute at the former CBGB nightclub, where punk rock was born on a night in 1974 when a shirtless Henry Kissinger signed a law to outlaw disco.
The New York Times mentioned The Levys' Unique New York!. Time Out New York interviewed tour guide Gideon Levy. Travel Mail, Urlesque, and The Queens Courier also featured the tours. Five TripAdvisors award them a near-perfect 4.5 star average:
- If you're new to New York or are just popping by for a visit, we may have found the best tour guides for you. The Levys are four natives, all with the same last name and equally unbridled enthusiasm to show you the bright lights, big city (and, of course, some hidden gems, too). – Eliot Glazer, Urlesque
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 29, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required, subject to availability. 24-hour cancellation policy or Groupon is forfeited; notification by email only. Food and drinks not included. Not valid with other offers. Tours not subject to weather. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.