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Free Walking Tour Chinatown, La Piccola Italia and SoHo.

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  • New York
  • Available in Spanish
  • 2 hours

About the Guru

I am Andrea Kropman, Uruguayan by birth and currently residing in New York. I studied Social Communication in Uruguay, and in Spain I worked for 15 years as Coordinator of Digital Communication. In 2010, I started with the project "Jane's Walks" in Madrid, an international initiative that pays tribute to Jane Jacobs. In recent years I alternated my work as a communicator wit... More

I am Andrea Kropman, Uruguayan by birth and currently residing in New York. I studied Social Communication in Uruguay, and in Spain I worked for 15 years as Coordinator of Digital Communication. In 2010, I started with the project "Jane's Walks" in Madrid, an international initiative that pays tribute to Jane Jacobs. In recent years I alternated my work as a communicator with the design of tours of the cities I lived in: Madrid, Barcelona and London. Upon arriving in NYC, I became an Official Tourism Guide. You will find me guiding tours of various walking tour agencies and you can check the quality of my work through the opinions of other people who enjoyed my tours. As an inhabitant and migrant from different cities, I have a social and global vision that will provide you with daily information and reveal unknown data.

About the Tour

The tour will be through the Lower East Side to the migrant neighborhoods: Chinatown and La Picola Italia. In the 19th century, full of the Industrial Revolution, this area had a marginal population of diverse origins. Here, right here, ghettos were created of migrants who came from distant lands to carve out a future. What they found was a city under construction, a chaotic state without law or order. Everything had to be done, those people who could not read and write, much less speak the language, made their way to New York. They chose to gather in communities of people from the same country who, coincidentally, lived in the Manhattan area with the cheapest rental housing. In collectives, they were able to survive poorly. The neighborhoods of Chinatown and La Piccola Italia; the famous Five Points fighting venue; the restaurants that were a meeting place for the Chinese and Italian unions; the well-known Tenement, buildings where the migrants lived; the first Diamond District of German Jews; the old factories turned into underworlds where Irish and African Americans lived together in search of freedom, escaping from the slave camps of Virginia.

Meeting point: Open in Google Maps

How to find me: In the New York City Hall building. At the Chamber St. metro exit Google maps coordinate: 40.71278, -74.00411

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  • Tue, 19 Jan
    10:00
  • Wed, 20 Jan
    10:00
  • Thu, 21 Jan
    10:00

What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

Tour opinions (2)

Sergio Flechas Moreno about 1 month

Andrea fue dinámica y nos dió buenos tips y datos interesantes. Estupendo

Melisa Patiño Correa 4 months

Nos gustó mucho el tour. Andrea estuvo pendiente de nosotros desde antes enviándonos documentos completos con la información y también después ofreciéndonos su ayuda para cualquier cosa que necesitáramos en esta estadía en NY. Durante el tour se le notó el conocimiento del tema y el entusiasmo. Muy recomendado.


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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €10 per person, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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