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City Tours

Tours that remind you how much you still don’t know about New York.

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1. Soundwalk

Incorporating music and movie sound bites, crisply recorded CDs elucidate Chinatown, Times Square—even Dumbo—with new ones rolling out every month or so. ($19.95 at soundwalk.com and other retailers.)

2. Noshwalks

Ranging far and wide, Myra Alperson’s tours cover tahini, tapioca milk, and everything in between without skimping on history. ($18–$25; noshwalks.com.)

3. Municipal Art Society

Our landmarks weren’t built with brick and mortar alone. These cultural walks examine the urban politics beneath the skyline. ($12–$15; 212-439-1049; Municipal Art Society Website)

4. Radical Walking Tours

Promising “all of the history that the mainstream tours (and PBS) leave out,” Bruce Kayton walks the countercultural walk. ($10; 718-492-0069; Radical Walking Tours)

5. Watson Adventures

Groups comb the city from Wall Street to the Bronx Zoo for elusive clues. Rest assured: Scavenger hunts (like the Sex and the City tour) aren’t just for the under-10 set anymore. ($20–$25; 212-726-1529; watsonadventures.com)


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