LES: An American Immigration Experience (Private Tour)

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Location: New York
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Learn about the waves of immigration
See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified 
See how modern culture has merged with historical sights
Immerse yourself in the sights of this neighbourhood
Take centre stage with your guide
Summary
On this walking tour of The Lower East Side, learn about immigration waves from past centuries
Description

On this walking tour, you will uncover the history of immigration at The Lower East Side, spanning across two centuries. Explore the gentrified blocks and see how modern culture has merged with historical sights. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of this neighbourhood!

* Explore the history of immigrant populations at Lower East Side 
* Learn about the waves of immigration, spanning across two centuries 
* See how the Lowest East Side is rapidly becoming gentrified

Lower East Side (LES) was once part of the sprawling estate of loyalist James De Lancey, later it would become an American icon, symbolizing the first home for the massive waves of immigrants seeking a better life. And so the story unfolds: Europeans came in droves; Germans in the early 1800s, establishing kleinedeutschland, followed by Eastern and Southern Europeans. After WWII, a new wave settled, from Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The housing in which these immigrant populations lived, the TENEMENT, became synonymous with overcrowded living conditions. Today, store signs are now in Chinese as this new immigrant group has replaced the previous ones. Gentrification is fast changing the neighborhood’s character, especially north of Delancey Street. Some of the older houses of worship still exist, others have either been demolished or changed direction. New to the Lower East Side are the small storefront Buddhist Temples. And so the story continues!

Included A friendly, professional local guide with first-hand knowledge of the area
Plenty of time to take photos of the spectacular sights
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend local favourites along the way
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 09:00, 13:00
Monday
Tuesday 09:00, 13:00
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday 09:00, 13:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long:
Address: 103 Orchard St, New York, New York, 10002, US
Notes: Outside the Tenement Museum
Start Location Notes 103 Orchard St, New York, New York, 10002, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes 103 Orchard St, New York, New York, 10002, US
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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