The Chinatown, The Manhattan Bridge & the Lower East Side Tour is a 4 hour walking tour. Chinatown is amazing because it is one of the few places in Manhattan that has not undergone gentrification. It is the largest Chinese population in the Western Hemisphere. We walk up a small portion of the Manhattan Bridge to see views of Chinatown and lower Manhattan. And then proceed to the Lower East Side with its low architecture and many independently owned businesses. This is a very good neighborhood to shoot street photography or if you just want to explore the neighborhood and take urban landscape photos.
This is a private tour and the cost is $220 for a group up to 4 people. (Inquire for larger groups.) For more information or to reserve a tour contact me. A 50% deposit (payable through PayPal) is required to reserve a date. You can choose to be met at your hotel or meet in a designated location.
Tour Suggestions are a sample of some of the possible places of my tours with the length of time and cost included. My tours are designed for those who want to discover New York City, with or without camera. Included are historical, architectural and cultural information about the city. As well, suggestions are offered about how to get around town or other places you might want to visit while you’re here. Photos documenting your tour can also be included.
For photo tours (beginners to advanced,) assistance is provided on camera use, techniques and photographic opportunities. Genres include (but are not limited to) urban landscapes, graffiti and street photography.
I specialize in customized tours to suit your specific interests and any of the sample tours can be modified or we can start from scratch. Tours range from 4 hours to multiple days (discounts apply) depending on what you would like to achieve and the amount of time that you have.
“Surprising Chinatown - I had the opportunity to return to NYC and did not hesitate to sign up for another tour with Leanne, this time in Chinatown. Chinatown is a lesser known tourist attraction in NYC but a great location to capture colours and expressions. Leanne is a very passionate photographer and knowledgeable guide who walked us through many of the local back streets avoiding the tourist traffic. An afternoon with Leanne is always fun and engaging, and, you are sure to learn something new. Thanks Leanne, I look forward to another opportunity to explore other neighbourhoods with you in future.” - Weng, Sydney, Australia